Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Looking for the perfect breakfast? I’ve got you covered with this Caramel Apple Coffee Cake recipe!

This Caramel Apple Coffee cake recipe is perfect for a weekday breakfast and a cup of hot coffee! Also makes a nice addition to your brunch menu!

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This week we celebrated April Fool’s Day. By celebrated, I mean we played pranks ALL. DAY. LONG.

Like seriously guys, it was exhausting. I started off the pranking by making my kids some “BrownEEE’s” for breakfast and filling the ice machine with candy. Pure harmless jokes.

April Fools Ideas.

Then my family retaliated by putting fake spiders on the toilet paper, filling the toilet with chocolate syrup (which by the way is quite disgusting looking), taping the bottom of my computer mouse. By the end of the day, I was exhausted. I just wanted to go to my room, close the door, and watch TV. Alone. But, my daughter had taken everyone’s doors off and put them on their beds. Seriously.

Did you do anything for April Fool’s Day? Next year I’m stepping up the game and getting them all good, LOL!!

This Apple Coffee cake recipe is perfect for a weekday breakfast and a cup of hot coffee! Also makes a nice addition to your brunch menu!

How to Make Caramel Apple coffee cake

One thing that is NO JOKE, is today’s Caramel Apple Coffee Cake. This is serious stuff here. This is what breakfast SHOULD be, complete with a steaming hot cup of coffee.

This cake comes together in no time, thanks to Crunch Pak sliced apples. I bought the big bag of sliced apples, used a paring knife and took the skins off.

Then just layered those perfectly sliced apples on top of the cake. Of course the addition of a crumble and glaze is a must!

This cake is so moist and delicious, I think you will love it. I enjoyed it cold, out of the refrigerator! ENJOY!

This Apple Coffee cake recipe is perfect for a weekday breakfast and a cup of hot coffee! Also makes a nice addition to your brunch menu!

More Apple Treats

Apple Shortbread bars: delicious shortbread cookie bar topped with a wonderful cinnamon apple topping and cinnamon glaze!

 Apple Pie Poke Cake: one of my favorite sweet apple recipes on the blog!

Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Pizza: this is such an easy weekday dessert idea that feeds a crowd!

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Yield: 16 servings

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Tender, moist Apple cake topped with a dreamy cinnamon streusel and glaze!


For the cake:

  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 cup sliced, peeled Crunch Pak apples

For the streusel:

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

For the glaze:

  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 Tbsp milk


For the cake:

Grease and flour (or use baking spray) a 13x9 baking dish and set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt on low until blended. Beat in softened butter until crumbly. Add in eggs, vanilla and milk and beat for several minutes until fluffy and fully combined. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Top batter with sliced apples.

For the streusel:

Combine sugar with cinnamon and salt. Mix in melted butter, flour and nutmeg with a large fork until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over apple layer. Bake cake in a preheated 325 degree F oven for 45-50 minutes.

For the glaze:

Whisk the sugar, caramel and milk together until smooth. When cake is removed from oven, pour glaze over warm cake. Allow cake to cool before serving. Store cake covered in refrigerator for up to 5 days. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 2gSugar: 40gProtein: 5g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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This Apple Coffee cake recipe is perfect for a weekday breakfast and a cup of hot coffee! Also makes a nice addition to your brunch menu!

 **Today’s recipe is sponsored by Crunch Pak apples. While I have been compensated to be a part of their Blogger Ambassador program, all opinions are 100% my own**


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 April 3, 2015

Comments & Reviews

  1. Hi Aimee – I used a tube pan and it worked out fine! I should have put a layer of apples in the middle (3 cups was a lot for the top). Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Oh, Aimee, this looks delicious with that glaze on top, but those apple slices are the real icing on the cake!
    Love the story of the family shenanigans. Don’t know if I’d have the patience to go through all that. All the power to you, girl. Good thing it’s only once a year, hunh? haha

  3. OMG, this yummy caramel apple coffee cake would go perfectly with a glass of milk or coffee! Too funny about your families April fools pranks!

  4. Remind me never to come visit on April Fool’s!!! Oh my gosh that’s too funny. Love this recipe!

  5. I was exhausted just watching all the pranks in your house…your family is ruthless!!! And yes, you need to step it up next year and get them good 😉 And caramel apple in coffee cake…holy cow! I need this!! Love those CP apples so much!!

  6. Oh my gosh you guys go all out for jokes. I don’t think we did a single thing that day, but we had a pet pass away so that kinda of put a damper on things huh? Those were cute ideas, but the door. Wow I wouldn’t even know where to begin with that one. Hehe. This cake looks delicious and perfect with my nightly coffee. I need this now! 😉 Pinned!

  7. What fun pranks! We don’t do them at our house, but maybe we will once our daughter gets older. Love the coffee cake too – glad that one isn’t a joke! 😉

  8. Caramel Apples + Coffee Cake??? You are brilliant! I can’t wait to try this! I had so much fun watching what your family did for April Fool’s! I did the Brown E’s last year, that’s such a great one for how easy it is. We did the ice machine the year before that, but I can’t recall what we put in, it was not as much fun as yours, that’s for sure! The doors? Your daughter is the boss of April 1st! 🙂

  9. Wow your family is pretty awesome! Those are some creative pranks 🙂 That apple cake looks amazing too!

  10. Heck yeah, I want my cake cold! Especially THIS cake. I’m obsessed with all crumb cakes, and adding caramel and apples just makes me want to bake this now.
    Wow, you guys really did April Fools’ up right. I feel lame now…

  11. I wish candy would come out of my ice maker!!! HAHA ! Thanks for including my doughnuts!! xxooo

  12. It sounds like your family had loads of fun on the first! I am loving this coffee cake. I need a slice with my morning coffee!

  13. I was cracking up all day long at the pranks you were posting! I almost felt bad for you, but I’m glad you pranked the kids too 🙂

    This coffee cake looks like a combo of apple pie and cake…for breakfast! What’s not to love?

    1. My pranks were at least fun, and involved candy! Theirs were just downright mean, haha. I may have to step up my game next year 🙂

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