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Apple Crisp Coffee Cake

Apple Crisp Coffee Cake


A moist and flavorful coffee cake studded with fresh apple chunks and with a crumb topping and brown sugar glaze. Every fall morning should be started this way.

Baked in a 9×13-inch pan, this Apple Crisp Coffee Cake is large enough to feed several large families.

Apple Crisp Coffee Cake- perfect for fall!


Lots of chopped pecans in the topping give the coffee cake a buttery crunch.

Apple Crisp Coffee Cake- perfect for fall!


I like to use a tart apple, like Granny Smith, to get a nice contrast with the sweet crumb topping and brown sugar glaze. Or use a mixture of Granny Smith and an apple like Honeycrisp which is a little sweeter and softer.

Apple Crisp Coffee Cake- perfect for fall!


Some ground cinnamon gives plenty of fall flavor. You could top it with vanilla ice cream and serve it for dessert. Warm of course.

The wonderful scents coming from the oven as this coffee cake bakes……….Bonus Points.

Fall baking is so heavenly!

Apple Crisp Coffee Cake- perfect for fall!

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Apple Crisp Coffee Cake- perfect for fall!

Apple Crisp Coffee Cake

SERVINGS: 20 servings


Cake Batter

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and finely diced


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted


  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Stir in melted butter, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle apples on top of batter.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together all topping ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Sprinkle on top of apples.
  • Place pan in oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Make glaze. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and place over medium heat until sugar and butter are melted. Drizzle over coffee cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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131 thoughts on “Apple Crisp Coffee Cake”

  1. This was absolutely amazing!! My husband and kids aren’t big fans of apple pie like myself, yet absolutely loved this! I will definitely be making this monthly.

  2. This is one of the best Apple dessert! I feed a group of farmers at noon and it was given a definite “keeper” status!!

  3. Delicious! My family loved it and also the ladies at my Bible study. I left off the glaze to reduce sugar a bit – still so yummy. Thank you!

  4. This is a keeper! One word of caution – don’t overcook the glaze – just until melted otherwise you will get a sticky candy type glaze which is very hard on the teeth! Adding more apples and more cinnamon was good for us.

    1. Hello, this sounds delicious!
      But is there a substitute you could suggest for the nuts?
      We have allergies in our family to nuts.
      Thank you!

  5. Excellent. Great flavor although I didn’t add cinnamon in batter since it’s not listed in the dry ingredients. I made editing correction on my recipe card. Thanks!😀

  6. Darth Vader

    Love it. Added some rum and Grande Marnier to the glaze. Spectacular!
    Made it for the Bake Sale on the Death Star. It was a big hit.

  7. I made this recipe exactly as written, but I added more apples, only because I had several really small apples that needed to be used. It turned out perfectly! It was so, so good! My family really enjoyed this recipe! I will definitely make this recipe again!

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