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Fresh Apple Coffee Cake

The cake is so easy to make and rises up nicely. It is sweet and moist from the apples and the crumble topping is wonderful. Perfect for an afternoon coffee break and delightful for breakfast.
Fresh Apple Coffee Cake
Yield 1 coffee cake


  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water (120-130°F)
  • 2 tablespoon shortening or butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup apples (peeled, chopped or shredded)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)


  • In a stand mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon; mix well. Add warm water and shortening to flour mixture. Add egg. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Gradually stir in apples, walnuts, and enough of the remaining flour to make a soft batter. Spread batter in greased tube pan or 9-inch square cake pan.
  • Prepare Topping: Combine brown sugar, flour, and spices. Mix butter in until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle topping over dough.
  • Cover; let rise in warm place about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375ºF while rising. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm or cold.


Photo by Savoring Italy.