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Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

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!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 16 servings



  • 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


  • 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


  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 3-5 teaspoons hot water


  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