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Apple Coffee Cake

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 12 -16 squares



  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups granny smith apples peeled and chopped, (about 2 green apples)

Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cold

Brown Sugar Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  • Using your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and brown sugar, until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, making sure each egg in incorporated.
  • In a medium bowl, add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Whisk together.
  • With the stand mixer on slow, add to the wet ingredients. Alternate with the sour cream and vanilla. Ending with the flour mixture.
  • Fold in apples. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading out to the edges and making it even.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and cold butter. Mix until it resembles coarse crumbs. You can use a fork, pastry blender or your hands. Hands work best for me.
  • Make crumbs by taking a handful and squeezing it together. Then carefully break the ball into small crumbs all over the batter.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and cake is set. Let cool on a wire rack or stove for at least 10 minutes before applying the glaze.
  • To make the glaze, combine the brown sugar, vanilla and water. Mix until smooth. Drizzle over the cake and let it harden slight.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!