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Apple Crumble Coffee Cake

Apple Crumble Coffee Cake

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
  • Yield: 1 9x12-inch cake 1x


Imagine taking a bite of our Apple Crumble Coffee Cake, where each layer tells its delicious tale. This cake combines textures and flavors beautifully starting with a moist base that lovingly embraces diced Honeycrisp apples, known for their perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. The real magic happens with the topping. A buttery and crunchy crown adorned with walnuts and a touch of cinnamon creating a delightful contrast. Every mouthful offers the comforting warmth of goods making it the perfect companion, to your morning coffee or as a sweet conclusion, to a family gathering. This cake is not an indulgence; it’s a celebration of simple yet refined flavors that unite to create something truly extraordinary.



2 tsp unsalted butter

Dry Ingredients:

2 c all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

¾ tsp baking soda

½ tsp fine sea salt

Crumble Mixture:

1 ½ c finely chopped toasted walnuts

c packed light brown sugar

c white sugar

3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1 tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

Wet Ingredients:

1 c white sugar

½ c unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 large eggs

1 c plain yogurt

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

2 Honeycrisp apples


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Use 2 teaspoons of butter to grease a baking dish measuring 9×12 inches.

In a bowl combine 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, ¾ tsp teaspoon of baking soda and ½ teaspoon of sea salt.

In a bowl mix together 1 ½ cups of toasted walnuts, ⅓ cup of sugar, ⅓ cup of white sugar, 3 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch (about ¼ teaspoon) of salt.

=In another bowl cream together 1 cup of sugar and half a cup (8 tablespoons)of room-temperature butter. Add the eggs one at a time into the mixture followed by adding in one cup yogurt and one and a half teaspoons vanilla extract. Mix everything well until combined.

Gradually add the dry mixture from step two into the wet mixture from step three. Stir gently until just combined.

Remove cores from two Honeycrisp apples and dice them. Fold the apples into the batter.

Pour half of the batter into your baking dish. Sprinkle half of your mixture on top. Next pour, in remaining batter evenly followed by sprinkling on the rest for topping. Lightly press down on top so that the crumble is partially embedded in the batter.

Put the cake in the oven. Bake it for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

After baking let the cake cool in the pan for around 30 minutes before slicing it and serving.

Enjoy your Apple Crumble Coffee Cake!


If you’re looking for an option you’re, in luck! It’s remarkably effortless to construct this recipe gluten-free without compromising on flavor or consistency. Just replace the all-purpose flour with your gluten-free flour blend. I recommend using a 1:1 baking flour as it closely mimics the properties of regular flour. Keep in mind that each gluten-free blend may have its effect, on the final texture – but that’s what makes baking so interesting! Also make certain to double-check that your baking powder and baking soda are both gluten-free.

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins