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Apple Coffee Cake close up slice on white plate

Apple Coffee Cake

Easy Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake with brown sugar streusel and bites of apple in every bite - the perfect breakfast or brunch all fall long.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, challenge, coffee cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 439kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $8



  • 1 tablespoon Challenge Unsalted Butter (14g)
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples (200g when cut, about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • ¼ cup Challenge Unsalted Butter (57g), melted
  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup (119ml) milk
  • 1 ½ cups (186g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • ¼ cup Challenge Unsalted Butter (57g), melted
  • 1 cup (200g) packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (16g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9- or 10-inch round cake pan or 10-inch round pie plate, or 9-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Peel, core, and slice apples into bite sized pieces.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add apples, sugar, and cinnamon. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, until the apple just starts to turn opaque, but is still white. Remove from heat to cool.
  • Whisk flower, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Stir ¼ cup melted butter with granulated sugar and egg in a large bowl. Stir in milk. Stir dry ingredients into wet and stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Sprinkled cooled apples evenly over the top of the cake batter.
  • Make the crumb topping: stir together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and melted butter. Sprinkle over apples.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or freeze for up to a month.


  • Be sure to dice the apples small so you get apples in every bite.
  • Use a fork to stir the crumble so it doesn't compact.
  • Bake on a cookie sheet in case it bubbles over.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg