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Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

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Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake is a simple cake you can whip up in minutes!  Loaded with apples and cinnamon deliciousness, this coffee cake will become a favorite breakfast treat.  It’s quickly made in one bowl with all the staple ingredients we adore such as butter, milk, vanilla extract, eggs, and flour, and topped with sliced apples and some cinnamon sugar.  Perfect!


We love apples in this house, especially Granny Smith Apples!

My daughter Lizzy has been eating granny smith apples since she was diagnosed with Asthma as a young child.  Any time she has a cold or suffers from an asthma attack, she always feels better from eating a granny smith apple.

We like to consider these apples as a natural treatment for her asthma.

Granny Smith Apples are proven to help people with Asthma and everyone can benefit their lungs from them!  You know what they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!! 

In fact, asthma and bronchitis or persistent coughs can be helped by eating apples.  


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Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidantsflavanoids, and dietary fiber

They have shown tremendous anti-inflammatory behavior and in terms of asthma, they have stood out among other natural treatments, even superseding the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables in combination.

The apple diet is not a โ€˜stand-aloneโ€™ treatment, but it is well worth eating an apple a day if you have a bout with asthma or with coughing.

And with all that said, we keep tons of apples in this house.


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Cook’s Notes for Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake:

  • I decided to use granny smith apples in this cake.  Granny smiths are usually tart but they turn sweet when they are baked.  Plus, the outcome flavor in this cake was nothing short of tasting GREAT!   I believe other apples will do just fine too.

  • Only one bowl is used to whip up the batter, and it took 5 minutes.  The batter will be thick. Then transfer the batter into a 9-inch pie dish (that was greased with butter).  Or bake in a 9-inch springform pan. 

  • Next, sliced 2 apples into thin wedges and arrange them on top in a circular design, then sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and let it bake for 45 to 55 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

  • Can we use Gluten-Free flour with this recipe?  Yes, you can.  But keep in mind, the texture will turn out a little different, depending on which GF flour you use.


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Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake is an easy cake to whip up and bake!  

You can easily slice it directly from the same pie dish and it will keep fresh on the counter (covered with clear wrap) for up to 2 days.

Best of all, while it’s baking in the oven it sends off a wonderful cinnamon scent throughout the house.  Mmmm! ๐Ÿ™‚

A perfect morning or afternoon treat with your favorite coffee or tea!  





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Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

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Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake is loaded with apples and cinnamon deliciousness! It's quickly made with all the staple ingredients we adore like butter, milk, vanilla extract, eggs, and flour and topped with sliced apples and a simple mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Then baked until cake is done!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 + 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium apples - peeled, cored, cut into thin wedges ( I used Granny Smith's)

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping:

  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F degrees. Grease generously and flour a round 9-inch baking dish or a 9-inch springform pan, including the rim.

First, prepare the Cinnamon-Sugar Topping:

  1. Combine sugars, spices, and salt in a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of melted butter and stir with a fork until the mixture resembles wet sand. Set aside.

Directions for Cake:

  1. Beat sugar with softened butter until well incorporated in a medium bowl.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beat on medium speed.
  3. Blend in the milk and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add in the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon, and beat until well blended. The mixture will be thick.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased and floured round cake pan and spread evenly with the back of the spatula.
  6. Arrange apple wedges on top of the batter, starting with the center and placing them in a circular design covering the entire surface. Sprinkle or crumble 1/2 cup of cinnamon-sugar mixture on top. Reserve the remaining cinnamon sugar in a container or zip lock bag and use it for additional recipes.
  7. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until sugar, is browned and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake. The cake will inflate like a souffle and then it will deflate as it cools down. Allow cooling for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  9. Serves 8


Keep in mind, all ovens vary, so keep an eye on the cake.

Also, I used granny smith apples but you can use any apple of your choice. Make sure the toothpick inserted in the center of the cake and push it through to the bottom - it must come out clean before removing.
The cinnamon-sugar mixture makes plenty for another dessert. I used only 1/2 cup for the topping, but if you prefer - you can use more.
In addition: If No one is allergic to nuts, you may add some chopped pecans or walnuts on top of the cinnamon-sugar mixture for some added crunch.



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Happy Baking! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna and Liz


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  • Reply
    April 1, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    This was absolutely delicious. My family loved it! It took me more than 10 minutes to do the prep work but it was definitely worth it. Thanks for the recipe

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      April 1, 2021 at 10:04 pm

      Hi Mindy! Thank you so much for leaving a sweet comment! So glad you had a great outcome…. and welcome to our recipe blog! It’s so nice to meet you! Looking forward to hearing from you again. Stay in touch! ๐Ÿ™‚
      anna and liz

  • Reply
    2 sisters recipes
    March 8, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you Susan!!

  • Reply
    March 8, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Pinned! The husband and I are both on diets after our recent vacation but can’t wait to try this soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    March 7, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    nice post !! good blog

  • Reply
    March 5, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    nice post

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      October 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you!

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    March 2, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    What a great looking dessert you have created and judging from your photos, Granny Smith Apples seem to be the perfect choice for this beauty! Your photos are nothing less than stunning on this one! (Definitely a 5 star recipe, my apologies that my phone wonโ€™t let me rate).

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      March 2, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks so much Dan!! You are so sweet!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sandra Favre-Byles
    March 2, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Wow! Now that looks just up my street! I adore apples in any form, just like you! You’ve put up this recipe just in time for the weekend. Marvellous! Thank you!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      March 2, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you Sandra!! Have a great day and Happy Baking this weekend!!

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    March 2, 2018 at 11:31 am

    This is a beautiful coffee cake Anna – bravo! I could eat a piece anytime of the day ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      March 2, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      You are so sweet Tricia! Coming from you (a fabulous baker) is truly a compliment – thanks so much!! Have a great weekend.

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