Monday, October 22, 2012

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Hi! I hope it's been a great Monday for everyone! I was blessed to spend a joyful day of lunch and shopping with my daughter, grand-girl, and one of my very best friends. Time with the people I love is so precious to me. It was the perfect way to spend a Monday. 

Once I was back home I was hit by the baking bug, so I preheated my oven and pulled out this recipe that's been in my family for ages. I made this Apple Streusel Coffee Cake often while in college. I was in nursing school and we took turns bringing tasty treats on the days we had clinical. Over the years it's become one of my go-to recipes for gift giving and pot-lucks. This scrumptious cake is irresistibly moist. It's layered with apples, streusel, and finished with a sweet glaze. With the bounty of apples this time of year it's the perfect way to celebrate the harvest season. When I have time I make my own apple filling, but when you're in a rush the canned filling is a real time saver. I hope you'll enjoy this cake as much as we do!   

Oh! I have some happy news to share as well! My secret garden card was chosen as the winner of this weeks challenge at the Shabby Tea Room.  I am so very honored! What a perfect ending to a lovely day. 

Thank you so much for spending some time here at my blog! I hope your day is filled with happiness, laughter and a wee bit of magic (my Irish soul insisted I add that last bit:-) Hugs,   
Apple Streusel Coffee Cake 

(click here for printable recipe)
1 20 oz can Apple Pie Filling (or see directions below for homemade filling) 
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 cup packed Brown Sugar
1 cup chopped Nuts (Pecans or Walnuts)
3 cups Flour
1 cup Sugar
1 ½ cup Milk
½ cup Butter, softened
3 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Salt
3 Eggs
3 Tbsp. Butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350
Grease a 13 X 9 pan
Combine Pie Filling & Cinnamon – set aside. Combine Brown Sugar and Nuts – set aside. In large bowl combine Flour, Sugar, Milk, ½ cup Butter, Baking Powder, Salt, & Eggs. Mix on low 30 seconds beat on medium 2 minutes. Pour ½ Batter into prepared pan. Spoon ½ Pie Filling evenly over batter. Spread ½ Brown Sugar mixture evenly over pie filling. Add remaining Batter to pan and spread remaining Pie Filling over top. Mix 3 Tbsp. melted Butter with remaining Brown Sugar mixture. Spread evenly over top of cake.
Bake 45-50 minutes until tester comes out clean.     

1 ½ cup Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp. Butter
1 ½ tsp. Vanilla
4-5 tsp. hot Water

Combine all ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cake 20 minutes out of oven.

* For homemade apple filling: Place 4-5 peeled, cored, and sliced cooking apples, ½ cup brown sugar, ½ stick butter, 1tsp. cinnamon, and ¼ ~½ tsp. salt in a sauce pan over low to medium heat.  Heat until apples are slightly softened.  You use this instead of the canned pie filling/cinnamon mixture. The measurements for this are approximate as there were no actual measurements to begin with and it depends a lot on the size/type of your apples. The amount of sugar can be changed depending on the tartness of your apples. 


  1. Yum! This looks delish and I will definitely have to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I found your recipe on Pinterest, it looks so good! =)
    Im a new follower of your blog, I love all things vintage!

  3. I am making this, as I type. It's on the last 10 in the oven and smells fantastical!! Thank You for the fabulous recipe. The gals at work would thank you too. :)

  4. Recipe sounds wonderful. Going to try it. Love your site.

  5. This is now on my list of things to bake! Thank you Nancy - I love a recipe I can taste before even making it! Jennie x

  6. Absolutely delicious.
    Thank you for this fabulous recipe!

  7. The hubs can't do cinnamon so I made this with Cherry Pie Filling and Almond Flavoring and it was Awesome!
    Thanks for the delicious recipe.

  8. Your blog is one of the first I have come across that is not covered in ad's thank you! I am definitely going to try this recipe and check out your blog

  9. You lucky lucky thing! Sounds like such a fun experience. I'd love a posh ice cream maker but I do have a little Kenwood one where you freeze the bowl - obviously it's not as convenient but it does work very well and it makes some gorgeous ice cream. You'll never want to go back to the shop bought stuff! Italian affogato