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Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake
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5 from 10 votes

Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Apples

Easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Apples is full of warm flavors and can be made as a quick cake or muffins with a streusel topping. Lots of cinnamon makes this extra delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 331kcal


Streusel Topping:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium apples, peeled,cored and cut into 1"pieces, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, or Fuji


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
    Grease 9" x 13" or 8" x 11" glass baking dish, or 12 serving muffin tin

Make the Streusel:

  • Mix all strudel ingredients together is a small bowl and set aside

Making the Cake:

  • In a small bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl whisk together brown sugar, egg, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla.
  • Add chopped apples and stir to coat.
  • Add reserved flour mixture and gently stir until completely combined.

Baking instructions for Cake:

  • Add cake mixture to prepared pan. Evenly sprinkle streusel topping over entire cake.
    Bake for 40-50 minutes, until top is golden brown, and cake is set.
    Insert toothpick or skewer into the center of the cake, it should come out clean, with no streaks of the batter. A few small crumbs are OK
    Cool completely before cutting

Baking instructions for Muffins:

  • Line each muffin pan cup with a liner, or grease well.
    Fill each muffin cup to about 3/4 full. Do not overfill or your muffins will overflow.
    Evenly sprinkle streusel topping over each muffin.
    Bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let rest of about 5 minutes in muffin pan and remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
    Note: If making mini muffins cut cooking time to about 16 minutes


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg