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!
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!
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!

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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 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 3 cup sliced, peeled apples

For the streusel:

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

For the glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 Tablespoons milk


For the cake:

  1. Grease and flour (or use baking spray) a 13x9 baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt on low until blended. Beat in softened butter until crumbly.
  3. 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:

  1. Combine sugar with cinnamon and salt.
  2. 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:

  1. Whisk the sugar, caramel and milk together until smooth.
  2. When cake is removed from oven, pour glaze over warm cake. Allow cake to cool before serving.
  3. 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: 136mgCarbohydrates: 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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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. This was a huge hit with my boys! They almost devoured the whole thing and are already asking me to make another one for tomorrow. Loved it!

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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!!

  7. 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!

  8. 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! 😉

  9. This looks so amazing! love the pre-sliced apples.. what a time saver! And that streusel 🙂

  10. 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! 🙂

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

  12. 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…

    1. No need to feel lame. It’s exhausting to constantly be looking over your shoulder, haha

  13. It was fun watching all of the pranks you guys did! I am drooling over this cake! Looks amazing!

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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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