This Apple Streusel Coffee Cake recipe is full of cinnamon apple flavor and big enough to feed a crowd.  No cake mix here. This one starts from scratch!

When you’re looking for a hearty breakfast or brunch recipe, this Apple Streusel Coffee Cake is your recipe.

This Apple Streusel Coffee Cake recipe is full of cinnamon apple flavor and big enough to feed a crowd.  No cake mix here. This one starts from scratch!

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

This morning I was commiserating with some fellow food bloggers on Instagram about how life as a food blogger is a constant struggle between doing what we love and trying to not to blow up like a whale.

And it makes losing my baby weight almost an impossible feat. Add the holidays on top of it all, and I’m in an uphill battle that I’m not winning.

Working out is not the problem for me. I enjoy working out and it’s part of my everyday routine. But then again so is baking and cooking,…and baking and cooking. You get the drift. It’s a lifelong battle.

I do have a happy weight where I can kind of eat what I want in moderation and I don’t gain anything. I’m not there yet. This last 10 pounds is hanging on with a vengeance.

Baking really is therapeutic for me so if I give that up, I’ll just be chubby AND grumpy.

I’ll figure it out. Maybe I’ll run another marathon. But for now with a baby that nurses every two hours, it’s just not in the cards.

Until then, I’m going to keep on sharing really good food.

This Apple Streusel Coffee Cake recipe is full of cinnamon apple flavor and big enough to feed a crowd.  No cake mix here. This one starts from scratch!

This Apple Streusel Coffee Cake recipe is layered with cinnamon apples, pecans, and brown sugar. It smelled like fall in my house. I’m not going to lie, I used quite a few bowls putting this together but it was worth it. Holy cow this makes a 9×13 pan filled to the brim so make sure you have someone to share with.

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Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Ingredients

Filling:
  • 1 20 ounce can apple pie filling
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar Mixture:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • don't add this until the end3 tablespoons butter, melted
Cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
Glaze:
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 3-5 teaspoons hot water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 pan.
  2. In a small bowl combine the apple pie filling and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. In another small bowl combine the brown sugar and nuts. Don’t add the butter yet; set aside.
  4. In large bowl combine flour, sugar, milk, ½ cup butter, baking powder, salt, and eggs. Mix on low until barely combined and then on medium for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour ½ of the batter into prepared pan. Spoon ½ of the pie filling evenly over batter. Spread ½ of the brown sugar mixture evenly over pie filling.
  6. Pour remaining batter to pan and spoon remaining pie filling over top.
  7. Now mix the 3 Tablespoons of melted Butter with the remaining brown sugar mixture. Sprinkle evenly over top of cake.
  8. Bake 45-50 minutes until tester comes out clean. Let cake cool for 20 minutes before adding the glaze below.
  9. For the Glaze: Combine the powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla. Gradually add the hot water until the mixture is smooth and desired consistency is reached. You may not need all of the water. Drizzle over cake.

Recipe Notes

Source: My Tattered Treasures

This Apple Streusel Coffee Cake recipe is full of cinnamon apple flavor and big enough to feed a crowd.  No cake mix here. This one starts from scratch!