Breakfast & Brunch

Apple Crumble Coffee Cake

Posted: August 5

Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Yield: 16 servings

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Ah, fall is in the air. Can't you smell it? Oh wait, that's not a breeze from outside. That's the sweet, cinnamon aroma swirling from your kitchen. You must be making some Apple Crumble Coffee Cake! If you aren't, you should be! It's basically a candied apple in cake form–fluffy, cinnamon-brown-sugary, infused with crispy apples and syrupy-sweet caramel sauce. It encompasses all the warm and cozy flavors that fall has to offer! If you're ready for a taste of autumn (even if the weather isn't quite there yet), Apple Crumble Coffee Cake will deliciously satisfy your cooler-weather craving!


For the cake:
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft and room temperature
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 cup Greek yogurt
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
salt, to taste
4 medium apples, cored and chopped
For the topping:
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup flour, sifted
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
caramel sauce or dulce de leche, optional, to taste


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan or a 9-inch springform pan.

Step 3

In a medium bowl, beat the 6 tablespoons of butter with 1 cup of brown sugar and the eggs on high speed until fluffy and light in color, about 1 minute.

Step 4

Add the Greek yogurt to the butter mixture and continue beating to combine.

Step 5

In a separate bowl, combine 2 cups of flour with the baking soda, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt.

Step 6

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.

Step 7

Fold the apples into the batter.

Step 8

In a small bowl, combine the remaining cinnamon, remaining brown sugar, and remaining flour, and mix to combine.

Step 9

Add the cold butter to the topping mixture and mix until it is very crumbly and coarse in texture. Add more flour if needed.

Step 10

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and top with the crumb topping.

Step 11

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes.

Step 12

Drizzle with the caramel sauce.

Step 13

Slice and serve.

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