Apple Crumble Coffee Cake

I wasn’t feeling pie baking last night, but I was feeling a thick and crumbly coffee cake. With the addition of some apple sauce (which I think I’m going to make in the crockpot this weekend) and freshly chopped apples- your typical coffee cake gets a special Fall twist. Not especially pretty (I like to call it rustic) but moist and delicious.

Although this weekend’s weather is throwing a wrench into my Fall weather vibes – I still plan on spending it apple picking and baking.


80 degree temps and all…Apple Crumble Coffee Cake filled with apples and topped with crumble, a perfect way to use up your picking bounty!

Streusel Topping
  1. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  2. 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  3. 1/4 cup butter, softened
  4. 1 teaspoon cinnamon

With a fork mix together the brown sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon until it is crumbly in texture. Set aside and prepare the cake

Cake
  1. 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 egg, lightly beaten
  5. 3/4 cup sugar
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1/3 cup melted butter
  8. 1/2 cup milk
  9. 1/4 cup of applesauce
  10. 1/4 cup of finely chopped apple
For the Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 375
  2. Grease a 9-inch glass baking dish and set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt- set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl (or mixer) place the egg, sugar, vanilla extract, and butter- beat well.
  5. Add the milk and mix slowly until just combined.
  6. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix well.
  7. Gently stir in the applesauce and chopped apples
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and top with streusel
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
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