How to Make Fresh Apple Coffee Cake


Apple coffee cake is a tasty breakfast or dessert dish that is common in both North America and England. And why not? The English love their apple tea cakes, and Americans love their apple pie. The next time you want to please family or friends with an apple treat, try this recipe from the Ponderosa Lodge Farm and Bed & Breakfast in West Virginia. Choose apples that are soft to ensure a moist cake, and stay away from particularly tart apples such as Granny Smith.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cake pan with nonstick spray.

Step 2

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, cream butter and egg. Stir in milk.

Step 4

Combine the flour mixture with the creamed mixture until the dry ingredients are moist. The batter isn't supposed to be smooth, so don't overstir.

Step 5

Add the apples to the batter, and then evenly spread it into the cake pan.

Step 6

Create the topping. Combine the sugar, pecans and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the batter. Bake for 50 minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowls and utensils
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 8-inch square cake pan
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


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Lauren Wise has more than eight years' experience as a writer, editor, copywriter and columnist. She specializes in food, wine, music and pop culture. Her writing has appeared in various magazines, including "Runway," "A2Z," "Scottsdale Luxury Living" and "True West." Wise holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Arizona State University.