Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yield: serves 16

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

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!


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


  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.
  5. 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!


About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on February 27, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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!

  2. 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 ( 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 🙁

    1. 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!!!

      1. 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!

  3. Hi! I’ve been following your weblog for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Porter Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the great job!

  4. 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,


    1. It is quite delicious Trish! I actually made a new one today (banana streusel with maple glaze)…will be on blog soon 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. Apples + Cinnamon Roll + Coffee Cake= Amazing!!! This cake looks scrumptious perfect for breakfast and any other time of the day! LOL

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 🙂

  10. 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!

  11. 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! 😀

  12. 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
    Have a nice evening.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  13. 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 🙂 ).

  14. Wow – this sounds like one heck of a breakfast! And that glaze…..don’t judge if I just grab a spoon!

  15. 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. 🙂

  16. 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!

  17. 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 🙂

    1. I love having a “spare.” Plus my kids like it too, means they get some, and my bible study group gets some!!

  18. 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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