Apple Filling Coffee Cake

We found this amazing recipe on Miss In The Kitchen and just had to try it out.  We love apple desserts around here, so we had high expectations and this recipe didn’t disappoint.  We made a few changes to suit our taste, and I’ll add those to the recipe here.

apple filling coffee cake


For the cake:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (we melted ours to a warm near liquid consistency)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 2 large eggs 
    • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 

Cinnamon Sugar:

  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • Tablespoon of cinnamon (adjust this to your preference)

Apple Filling: 

  • 6 apples cored and peeled
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch


  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 of your cinnamon sugar mix


apple coffee cake

Begin by coring and peeling your apples.  Then set them in a pan on low heat with your butter and sugar.  Continue checking and stirring as needed to blend and to soften the apples, this will take about 30 minutes.  While this is simmering on a low heat, start your cake mix.

Preheat oven to 350F

Grease your cake pan with a light coating of butter.

Mix all the wet ingredients together in one bowl.  Mix all the dry ingredients in another.  Once you have combined all the wet ingredients together slowly add in the dry a little at a time mixing thoroughly as you go.  Once blended set aside.

apple filling cake

Check your apple mix on the stove periodically.

Once the apple mix is softened and starting to look like filling, go ahead and add half of your cake mix to your cake pan.  I used an 8x8in cake pan. Then add half your apple filling.  Sprinkle some of your cinnamon sugar mix on top.  Repeat.

Apple coffee cake

Place your cake pan in the oven for 30-35 minutes, checking periodically.

Now it’s time to make the frosting.  Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together until you have a nice, firm frosting consistency.  If it’s too wet add a little more powdered sugar, and if it’s too dry add a bit more cream.

coffee cake

Once your cake comes out of the oven allow it to cool for about 30-45 minutes.  Then go ahead and add your frosting on top.  You can use a pastry bag, or if you don’t have one, fill a ziploc bag with your frosting and cut one of the bottom corners off to make your own pastry bag!

Coffee Cake with Apple