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Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake is a tender, spiced apple cake with a thread of cream cheese running through it and a nutty cinnamon pecan streusel sprinkled on top! It’s super tasty and perfect for fall.

Cinnamon and apples go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Some things were simply made to be paired and apple cinnamon flavor is one. 

Apple Cinnamon Coffee

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

The cake is dense and moist with small chunks of apple. The cake is spiced with the warm flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice which pair wonderfully with apples. Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake has been on my favorite fall cake list for years.

And, let’s be real the streusel topping is really the star! That crunchy topping is my favorite. I could just eat the streusel topping. By the way, did I mention it has chopped pecans in it? The streusel makes this Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake so don’t leave it off. It’s crunchy and buttery and just pure heaven!

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

There is nothing complicated for fussy about this recipe. However, there are three different mixes and steps. It comes together easily and bakes up beautifully. I do recommend reading through the recipe first before you start. As well, have all the ingredients out and measured before beginning.

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake Recipe

After the warm spices start cooking and the wonderful aroma fills the air, the hardest part is waiting for the cake to cook!

This cake is phenomenal. It has a great texture and is packed with apples. As well, it’s gotten rave reviews from everyone who’s tried it.

Most importantly, don’t slice into the cake until it is completely cool. If the cream cheese layer is warm it will ooze out of the cake.

slice of cake on plate

Finally, if you love apples as much as I do, you’ll love this collection of apple recipes I put together, Favorite Apple Recipes.

While you’re here check,  out these recipes

  1. Oreo Cream Cheese Fluff Trifle
  2. Rolo Cheesecake Recipe
  3. Dark Chocolate Brown Sugar Cookies 
  4. Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding
  5. Oreo Cheesecake Trifle
  6. No-cook Strawberry Cheesecake
Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake is a tender, spiced apple cake with a thread of cream cheese running through it and a nutty cinnamon pecan streusel sprinkled on top!
Author: Paula
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10 slices




Streusel Topping:



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cake: Cream oil, white and brown sugar in a medium bowl of a mixer. Mix 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs and sour cream and beat for another 3 minutes. Add apples and stir until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt, and spices together. Add to creamed mixture and mix until just combined. Spread 1/2 of this mixture in the bottom of the prepared pan.


  • Mix cream cheese with the egg, add sugar, flour, and vanilla and mix until combined. Carefully spoon filling mixture over cake mix. Spread as evenly as possible.
  • Spoon remaining cake mix over top of cream cheese filling.

Streusel Topping

  • Combine all ingredients, using a fork or your fingers. Combine until mixture resembles crumbles or wet sand. Sprinkle over top of cake mix.
  • Bake for 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack and run a knife around the pan before you remove it.
  • Store in refrigerator.


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Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 588IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2mg
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  2. This cake looks delicious Paula, I love apple and cinnamon together, it’s one of my favourite combinations. I saw this blog post on Show and Share Tuesday’s.

  3. Hi Paula,
    Congrats your recipe is being featured on foodie friday today. Stop by and get your featured button and thanks again for being part of our food party. I will be pinning and tweeting this.

  4. Paula,
    OMG this looks amazing! I've already printed, pinned and am sharing it on FB next!Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful rest of the week

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