Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

by aimee @ shugarysweets on February 27, 2013

 Love Cinnamon Rolls? Love Caramel Apples? Try combining them in one dish! Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake is perfect for your next brunch! And it’s easy to make!

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake: this delicious breakfast cake combines all your favorites #cinnamonroll #caramelapple www.shugarysweets.com

I love making coffee cakes for breakfast! I have a Bible Study group that comes to my house once a week, and this group of ladies knows that there will be something delicious in my kitchen each morning. What better way to start our study than with a big slice of coffee cake, a hot cup of coffee and some laughter with friends!

Here’s the thing with this coffee cake.  I based this recipe off of my love of this Cinnamon Cinnabon Coffee cake. Except of course I added in some delicious apples and topped it with a rich Caramel sauce.

To make the recipe even easier, I used Crunch Pak apples! Have you tried these? My kids love sliced apples, so the convenience of having these on hand when we are running out the door is a blessing. I don’t buy much convenience food (since I make enough treats around here), but I don’t mind spending money on healthy convenience food! I bought a bag of the sliced apples, took a paring knife to remove the skin and diced them up. No need to cook them, just toss them in when the recipe calls for it.

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake: this delicious breakfast cake combines all your favorites #cinnamonroll #caramelapple www.shugarysweets.com

Did I mention this makes TWO coffee cakes? It freezes very well too. I have frozen this with the glaze and without. Just thaw on your counter or in the fridge. You can warm it up in your oven or microwave if you like to have a warm slice of cake. Totally YOUR call. Cause it’s YOUR cake.

My good friend Jocelyn, from Inside BruCrew Life loves Crunch Pak apples too! She is sharing a recipe for Apple Snickers Cake today! Stop over there and check it out (and tell her hello from me)!

Here are some of my other favorite Coffee Cake Recipes….

Cinnamon Cinnabon Coffee Cake: this baby gets made at least once a month in our home! We can’t get enough of how good it tastes!

Cinnamon Cinnabon Cake from www.shugarysweets.com

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel: it doesn’t have to be Fall to enjoy this pumpkin breakfast cake. You will want this all year long!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel from www.shugarysweets.com

Swedish Almond Cake: this one will get you begging for more! It’s not overly sweet, but the almond and lemon together bring such flavor to the cake you will wish for a second slice. This recipe comes together in just minutes too!

Swedish Almond Coffee Cake from www.shugarysweets.com

Strawberry Frosting Vanilla Bean Donuts: what’s coffee without a donut? These baked donuts are moist and delicious and the glaze will remind you of Dunkin Donuts strawberry glazed Donuts!

Strawberry Glazed Donuts from www.shugarysweets.com

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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

Yield: serves 16

Ingredients

    For the Coffee Cake:
  • 3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Filling:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 1/2 cup peeled, diced apples
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp skim milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9inch round cake pans with baking spray and line bottom with parchment paper. In a mixer, blend flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, milk, eggs, and vanilla until fully combined. Divide batter evenly between two cake pans.
  2. In same mixing bowl (no need to rinse it out), for filling, beat butter with brown sugar, cinnamon and allspice until fully combined. Fold in apples. Drop by cookie scoop onto batter, dividing evenly between two cake pans. Spread with a knife to smooth tops and swirl slightly.
  3. Bake cakes for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on serving plate.
  4. For the glaze, melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in brown sugar and bring to a boil. Whisk for one minute, then add milk. Bring back up to a boil, remove from heat. Whisk in powdered sugar and pour glaze immediately over warm cakes. Enjoy warm or room temperature!
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Check out some of my favorite bloggers sharing their Breakfast Recipes:

Easy, Fluffy Belgian Waffles from Ashton at Something Swanky

Blueberry and Cream Cheese Muffin Top Bread from Averie at Love Veggies and Yoga

Chocolate Chip Cherry Sweet Rolls from Sally at Sally’s Baking Addiction

**Crunch Pak Apples is a sponsor of Shugary Sweets and has provided free apples and other compensation. However, all opinions are 100% my own! I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks February 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Thanks for linking up to my Blueberry Bread. I actually have a Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake that I made in a springform pan not 2 cake pans, but with flavors similar to this one! I have an Apple bundt that I made when you hosted Apple week last fall, too! I love this whole flavor family. Beautiful, Aimee!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Thanks Averie! I remember that Apple Bundt. YUM!
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Liz February 27, 2013 at 3:16 pm

You had me at Cinnamon Roll! I’m so happy that this recipes make 2 cakes – there’s never enough with just one! The added apple is a nice bonus :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm

I love having a “spare.” Plus my kids like it too, means they get some, and my bible study group gets some!!
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet February 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm

This cake looks divine and I love the way you can make two and freeze one! So great to not be too tempted to eat it all at once!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 27, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Freezing it works great!
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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm

This cake sounds so lovely! Awesome idea!

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sally @ sallys baking addiction February 27, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Thank you for linking to my cinnamon rolls miss Aimee! This cake looks unbelievable. You never cease to amaze me. This is gorgeous! PS: let me know what you decide with a new server!
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Eva @ Eva Bakes February 27, 2013 at 3:47 pm

This cake sounds fantastic for any time of day – I’d probably munch on it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and for a snack in between meals as well. :)
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life February 27, 2013 at 4:20 pm

That coffee cake is the bomb! I want to be in your Bible study group…I could use the studies and the cake!!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I wish you were in my group too :)
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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts February 27, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Wow – this sounds like one heck of a breakfast! And that glaze…..don’t judge if I just grab a spoon!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I am not here to judge :) i may have done the same myself!
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Medeja February 27, 2013 at 6:01 pm

What a lovely coffee cake! I love that apple filling!
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Wendy February 27, 2013 at 6:05 pm

To get all the flavors I love in one simple cake sounds perfect! This must make the house smell like heaven (kind of appropriate for bible study :) ).
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Cute. Totally smiling reading your comment. And yes, the house smelled like heaven (of my dreams :)
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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel February 27, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I have to make this! It would be my only food until it’s gone and I probably wouldn’t share it lol. ;)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 27, 2013 at 8:26 pm

LOL, It’s so hard to share. I get it :)
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Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile February 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Oh, I love this! I wish I had some now. I would love for you to share it at my link party going on now over at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
Have a nice evening.
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Jess @ OnSugarMountain February 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I love every single flavor that is happening in this post! Caramel – apples, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake. Oh how I wish I had a big slice of this to go with my coffee tomorrow morning! :D
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 27, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I’ll trade you some of this for one of your donuts :)
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust February 27, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Super delish Aimee! One of my favorite variations of my mom’s coffee cake is apple. This is gorgeous!
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kelly @ kellybakes February 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm

One of the saddest days in high school was the day our mall lost its Cinnabon. Even though that was over 10 years ago, I still get nostalgic when I smell cinnamon rolls. I am so thankful you posted this recipe. It looks impossibly delicious!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 28, 2013 at 6:55 am

Oh that would be sad!!!
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Jennifer @ Mother Thyme February 27, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Wow, this looks fabulous! I love your idea of freezing one too. Great to have on hand for any unexpected guests, or just because your craving a piece of this delicious cake. :)
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Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife February 27, 2013 at 10:49 pm

I love a good coffee cake and this looks fantastic!
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joan February 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Is there any butter in the cake batter?

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aimee @ shugarysweets February 28, 2013 at 6:52 am

Nope! There is enough in the filling on top that it seeps through the entire cake!
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Jennifer Sikora February 27, 2013 at 11:32 pm

This sounds so good! Think I am gonna make this for my next women’s gathering.
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Marcie@Flavorthemoments February 28, 2013 at 1:27 am

Those lucky ladies in your Bible study group! Sounds like a nice time to try new coffee cake recipes for sure. I love coffee cake. I still need to get donut pans and make your strawberry donuts!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 28, 2013 at 6:54 am

Oh yeah, you must get donut pans :)
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Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations February 28, 2013 at 4:33 am

I love how you are making cinnamon rolls into a coffee cake. Apple cake was probably one of the most frequent desserts my mom baked when I was growing up. So I absolutely love anything baked with apple.
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 28, 2013 at 6:53 am

I love making cinnamon rolls. But sometimes I just don’t have the time, so these cakes are the perfect fix!
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Ari @ Ari's Menu February 28, 2013 at 10:42 am

Cinnamon roll AND coffee cake???? I diiiieeeeee.
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Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel February 28, 2013 at 11:22 am

Oh my goodness, Aimee. Can I PLEASE come live with you? Your kids are like, the luckiest kids alive for getting to eat this for breakfast. LOVE IT.
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

Sure, what’s one more in the house!!! I’m old enough to be your mother, how scary is that????
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Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen February 28, 2013 at 11:53 am

Apples + Cinnamon Roll + Coffee Cake= Amazing!!! This cake looks scrumptious perfect for breakfast and any other time of the day! LOL
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carrian February 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm

That looks wonderful! All of my favorite flavors!
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a farmer in the dell February 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Watch out, I’m heading over to your house for a slice of this coffee cake!
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 1, 2013 at 6:48 am

I’m ready for ya!

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Audra | The Baker Chick March 1, 2013 at 9:10 am

This is so beautiful Aimee! I love anything involving cinnamon rolls, so I can imagine how much I would love it worked into a coffee cake! The addition of tart apples makes it even better!
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Thanks Audra, it definitely is a delicious coffee cake!!!
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Kathy March 1, 2013 at 10:18 am

This looks amazing! And I love that it makes two. One for now and one for later is perfect!

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aimee @ shugarysweets March 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Exactly!
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Trish @ Uncommon March 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I am always on the lookout for a great bring-to-bible study coffee cake that is easy and delicious. Will be trying this out when it is my turn next!

Take care,

Trish
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 5, 2013 at 4:49 pm

It is quite delicious Trish! I actually made a new one today (banana streusel with maple glaze)…will be on blog soon :)
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Tonia@thegunnysack March 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Okay, I know what I want for breakfast tomorrow!
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Mackenzie March 6, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Pinning this for a surprise for my husband, he loves coffee cake! Great flavors!
Mackenzie :)
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Kara March 7, 2013 at 6:03 am

This looks and sounds AMAZING!! I can’t wait to make it. Perfect recipe for Easter morning!
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 7, 2013 at 6:36 am

We will be having it over Easter weekend as well, it is perfect for company!
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Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil March 8, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Oh, I love this combination!!!
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Jessica L. April 25, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Hi! I’m looking for your caramel apple truffle recipe, but all the links I’ve found just keep directing me here! I found a pin (http://pinterest.com/pin/197806608604534326/) for them, and they look fabulous, so I’d love the recipe!

I can’t seem to find it when I search your site, either :(

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aimee @ shugarysweets April 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Unfortunately I took that recipe off my website temporarily. Several people had issues with it not setting up properly. I am working on remaking it and reposting it. Sorry for the inconvenience!!!
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Jessica L. April 25, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I’m just glad you took it down and I’m not crazy for not being able to find it! I’ll keep an eye out for the updated version. Thanks for the quick reply!

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Katie May 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Hi Aimee! I recently made this coffee cake for my sister’s baby shower! I made one regular and one gluten free…I can only speak for the gluten free cake, but it was amazing!! I posted it with the gluten free adaptions over on my blog today. :)

Also, I just recently saw you on CincyBlogs…I’m a Cincinnati blogger, too!
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