Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

I come from a long line of coffee cake eaters. In fact, the family motto is” we never met a coffee cake we didn’t like”. Our family’s coat-of-arms is a cheese Danish and a cup of coffee. So you get my drift, right. We like coffee cake, so much so that I can’t bake ’em as fast as they eat ’em. But that’s okay, it keeps me on my toes.

This Apple Streusel Coffee Cake is a particular family favorite. Why, because it’s all apple-y, and streusel-y, and cinnamon-y, and nut-y. I can think of no better combination of flavors. Well, maybe coconut and bananas, but that will be another blog posting.

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Adapted from Gale Gand’s Brunch!

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Recipe: Easy


Mama’s Tips:

Not all apples fare well when added to baked goods. The varieties that I find work well are; Granny Smith, Fuji, Rome Beauty, Gala and Honeycrisp. I like to use a combination of these apples instead of just using one kind.


43 thoughts on “Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

  1. Just got some home-grown Granny Smith apples from my brother-in-law a few days ago — now I know what to do with a few of them! Beautiful pics as always, Sheryl! 🙂

  2. That looks delightful!
    Did using the HoneyCrisp apple change the taste since it doesn’t have the bitter tartness of the Granny Smith?

  3. Ooooh, this is a beautiful cake. That streusel topping looks so crisp and inviting, and wow is the cake perfectly moist and fluffy inside. My husband would gobble this up – he adores apple flavoured baked goods.

  4. Beautiful light and truly lovely photos. The combination of apple & streusel is already a winner, coffee & streusel (also) for me and all of the above indefinitely!

    My ears piqued up upon the mention of banana & coconut! So true that she’s bad, bold and loves her sugar and so do we!!!

  5. Seriously, I’m going to have to try this. I would have never thought to put apples in a coffee cake but it looks SO good. I cant wait until i get home so i can try some of your dessert recipes.

  6. I made this yummy cake last week. Get this! I accidentally used corn starch instead of baking powder when mixing the batter (stirred in baking powder later, when I realized my error) and it was STILL fabulous, if a little dense.

  7. I’m from the UK and here, we measure in either pounds and ounces or grams…..I’ve got cup measures so that’s not a problem, but I’m completely mystified as to how to measure tablespoons of melted butter???? Help!!!!?

  8. I did it….and it was wonderful!!!! Thank you so much….it is now being passed to many cake bakers in the UK and will be right up there with the best in my cake repertoire! You are famous!!

  9. I just made a double batch, used a Bundt pan, added vanilla and extra cinnamon and more walnuts to the batter and added two teaspoons of brown sugar to the streusel. I also used three large Granny Smith apples, not four as it would be with doubling the recipe. So far, it’s taken over 70 minutes at 350 degrees and looks like it will need another 10 minutes. It smells delicious!

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