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Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Recipe By Tessa Arias
September 30th, 2019
4.91 from 132 votes
4.91 from 132 votes

Easy Caramel Apple Coffee Cake features a brown sugar cinnamon apple cake layered with sweet streusel and topped off with salted caramel. It's the perfect simple fall treat EVERYONE will love!

Yield: 9 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 40 minutes

This recipe is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. Thank you for supporting me in working with brands I love to bring you new recipes!

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Sweet, tart, spiced, and wonderful. Like Autumn if it were a flavor!
Texture: The cake is ultra tender and moist which is perfectly balanced by the slightly crunchy streusel and gooey caramel sauce.
Ease: Super simple and easy.
Pros: One of those recipes you’ll make again and again!
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Yes yes yes.

I’ve been counting down the days until I could share this recipe.

Seriously!! It took me a few tries to get it just right. But when I did, I took it over to my Grandma’s house for family paella night and everyone loved it!!

Easy caramel apple coffee cake on a platter with a serving spoon and a slice already removed

It’s one of those delightful fall recipes that will go over great with any group.

Not to mention it stays moist and flavorful for days so you can make it ahead of time! Or hoard it for yourself to enjoy daily until it’s all gone. (I don’t know anything about that…)

Caramel apple coffee cake on a platter with a slice on a plate

I was excited to use Bob’s Red Mill Organic All-Purpose flour in this recipe to ensure show stopping tender and moist results! I’ve worked with Bob’s Red Mill for over a year now and am so grateful to have them as a sponsor.

They’re an employee-owned company with incredible values woven in. Not to mention this flour is made without the use of chemical pesticides which I personally greatly prefer.

How to Make Easy Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Caramel apple coffee cake batter in springform pan

How to Make Coffee Cake MOIST:

The brown sugar, oil, and sour cream are all ingredients that create richness, tenderness, and moisture in cake. They are used in full force in this recipe! If you don’t have sour cream, you can also use plain full fat yogurt.

I use oil here because it gives the sensation of moistness better than butter does. We don’t really need the flavor of butter here as much as other recipes. This cake has so much flavor already between the spices, brown sugar, apples, and caramel.

What kind of apples are best for baking?

I love Granny Smith apples in this recipe because they won’t get mushy or mealy during baking and their tartness complements the caramel perfectly.

However, you can also use Braeburn, Pink Lady, or Honeycrisp.

Can I bake this in a square pan instead?

Yes! If you don’t have a springform pan you can use a 9-inch square baking pan. If you only have an 8-inch square pan then add 5 to 10 minutes to the baking time and keep an eye on it for doneness.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes! Double all ingredients and bake in a 9 by 13-inch pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.

Store-Bought or Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce?

I have an excellent easy recipe for homemade salted caramel sauce here. However, for this recipe I think you can totally get away with using store-bought. I prefer Trader Joe’s salted caramel sauce!

Layer of caramel brown sugar streusel over cake batter

How to store coffee cake?

This recipes stays SUPER moist for days after you bake it. I actually find the flavors intensify over time as well. Store covered at room temperature for up to 4 days. Serve at room temperature or warm. Reheat in the microwave if desired.

You can also freeze before drizzling the caramel on top. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. Defrost at room temperature then refresh in a 300°F oven until warmed through.

Caramel apple crumb cake on platter

More fall apple recipes:

4.91 from 132 votes

How to make
Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Yield: 9 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Easy Caramel Apple Coffee Cake features a brown sugar cinnamon apple cake layered with sweet streusel and topped off with salted caramel. It's the perfect simple fall treat EVERYONE will love!


For the Streusel:

  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (64 grams) Bob’s Red Mill Organic All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons (43 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons (56 grams) salted caramel sauce

For the Coffee Cake:

  • 2 cups (254 grams) Bob’s Red Mill Organic All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (200 grams) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 8 ounces (227 grams) sour cream or plain yogurt, at room temperature
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces (200 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons (56 grams) salted caramel sauce, for drizzling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Make the streusel:

  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the streusel ingredients except caramel with a fork until crumbly.

Make the cake:

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and brown sugar. In a small bowl, stir together the oil, sour cream, and eggs. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, then pour in the wet ingredients. Gently stir until a few streaks of flour remain. Gently fold in the apples.
  2. Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the streusel and drizzle with caramel sauce. Spread the remaining batter over the streusel. Sprinkle with the remaining streusel.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce before serving.
  4. Cut into slices and serve. Store leftovers, covered, at room temperature for up to 4 days.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall

Photos by Ashley McLaughlin.

October 2019 Baking Challenge

This recipe was the selection for the October 2019 baking challenge! See the entries below:

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Marti Crockett — October 1, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Can this be made gluten free? using GF flour?

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      Tessa — October 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm

      I haven’t tried, but let us know if you do!

  2. #
    Shirley Han — October 1, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Love the apple and caramel combo. Recipe was easy to follow and quick to execute.

  3. #
    Ava — October 1, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    This coffee cake was delicious! The crunch from the apple and the streusel was amazing! It was sweet but not too sweet and very moist! The perfect fall dessert!

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      Ava — October 1, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      5 stars all the way!

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        Melody — October 11, 2019 at 1:02 pm

        Really easy recipe! Came out great!

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    DIANA Taylor — October 2, 2019 at 9:24 am

    just made it can’t stop eating it so good ..thanks for sharing Love it

  5. #
    Rose Stockmann — October 2, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    This was super easy to make and I had all the ingredients on hand. Tastes divine!!!

  6. #
    Leigha Milligan — October 3, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Super easy recipe! Love that I didn’t have to use my mixer at all, and the end result was delicious and disappeared within A few hours! I used a 9×9 square pan, and did have to bake it about 15 minutes longer than the recipe required, but it baked beautifully.

  7. #
    isabella — October 3, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    i am alleirgic to egg if you have a recipe please post it

  8. #
    Connie — October 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    This cake just screams Fall! I made this to bring into work but as I was drizzling the caramel on top (which by the way so easy to make and soooooo yummy!), my son guilted me into letting it stay home for the family, lol! It’s so good! The flavors compliment each other perfectly, the cake is soft and then you get the little crunch of apples and streusel, and the caramel just takes it to another level! Very easy to make too! I’m going to make another one to bring to work!

  9. #
    Marguerite — October 5, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    The cake smells so good! It came together easily when following Tessa’s directions.

  10. #
    Karyn Lucas — October 5, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    I love the sweetness with the tang of the Granny Smith Apple and Very moist! Great recipe, I will definitely make this again!

  11. #
    Kathryn — October 6, 2019 at 7:42 am

    This didn’t last ling in the house! Love this cake for it’s moistness and not overly sweet flavor. Reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup and made a coconut milk caramel. Yum!!

  12. #
    Jeni — October 6, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Yum! I knew this would be a winner as soon as I saw the email! Thanks Tessa! And I think this might be the first time I’ve used my springform pan, but it worked perfect!

  13. #
    Joy — October 6, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    The Caramel Apple Coffee Cake was easy to make and delicious. Great recipe for fall apple season.

  14. #
    Regilyn Kozak — October 6, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Love this recipe… so easy to make and so delicious. Perfect for fall!

  15. #
    Velia Fernandez — October 6, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to make this one again. The caramel sauce recipe was a cinch too.

  16. #
    Cassie — October 6, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Perfect fall treat to go with coffee!

  17. #
    Stephanie May — October 6, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    This recipe is easy to follow and delicious! My entire family loved it! I also think I will be trying this recipe as muffins for an upcoming bake sale. The texture is perfect and not overly sweet. I also used the suggested caramel sauce from Trader Joe’s and it was absolutely delicious. Thanks for this amazing recipe.

  18. #
    Dana Eriksen — October 6, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    I made these into muffins and they’re fantastic! Single 1.5 tbsp scoop into a lined muffin cup, streusel, caramel, another scoop of batter, streusel, and bake for 25 minutes. So good!

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      Stephanie May — October 7, 2019 at 6:14 am

      Perfect, thank you!

  19. #
    Taylor — October 6, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    It’s absolutely delicious! I would highly recommend this recipe!

  20. #
    Megan Gregory — October 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Very good! Filled the house with delicious Fall scents. Will be wonderful with a giant cup of coffee 🙂

  21. #
    Carla Moore — October 7, 2019 at 5:51 am

    Delicious! Even from making your own salted caramel the overall process comes togetherness so well and it’s like tasting fall in your mouth! Thanks for another great recipe Tessa!

  22. #
    Anika Lindemann — October 7, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Very easy recipe and turned out delicious! Tastes just like fall.

  23. #
    Caitlin Ferguson — October 7, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Absolutely delicious!! It took about twice as long as the recommended bake time before it was done.

  24. #
    Carla Moore — October 7, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Delicious and great directions!

  25. #
    Wendy — October 7, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    The cake was yummy and moist. I also made my own caramel sauce which my family loved. I had never made it in a cheesecake pan before and I like how you could take it out easily and serve on a cake plate. Thanks for another great recipe.

  26. #
    Adrienne Chang — October 7, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I made this cake for Apple Day, where once a year we host a potluck style dinner where everyone brings a dish with apples. It was a great hit and many of my friends asked for the recipe. The cake comes together so easily and goes great with apple cider and mulled wine. The perfect fall dessert!

  27. #
    Winni — October 8, 2019 at 12:38 am

    fantastic recipe, Thank you so much valuable recipe.

  28. #
    Marni — October 8, 2019 at 11:05 am

    My coworkers LOVED it! So moist.

  29. #
    Betsy In The Kitchen — October 8, 2019 at 11:33 am

    This is a yummy, easy to make and a must try recipe! The caramel combined with the apples scream fall dessert! My family ate the cake as quickly as it was out of the oven!

  30. #
    Joanne — October 8, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    I doubled the recipe and cooked it in a Bundt pan. My husband helped me put away the groceries and then forgot where he put the caramel sauce so had to make that too. The cake was very moist and well received. Husband is now on his third helping!

  31. #
    Jessica K — October 9, 2019 at 3:44 am

    This recipe is simple and sooooooo yummy! I had it cooling as everyone else woke up and it was the perfect fall morning breakfast cake!! Definitely adding it to the regular line-up

  32. #
    Kenny — October 9, 2019 at 8:38 am

    This cake is really good. It came out so moist and the apples were perfect cooked with great flavor. Perfect for fall and a must have at parties

  33. #
    Cindy Q. — October 9, 2019 at 9:24 am

    A delicious and moist cake that is perfect for Autumn!

  34. #
    Lu — October 9, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Awesome recipe! Easy to make!

  35. #
    Linda James — October 11, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Apples, caramel and cinnamon-what’s not to like. I didn’t drizzle the caramel on top of the cake, just each slice as we eat it. Froze some of it for later. It is delicious.

  36. #
    Paulina Zacchia — October 11, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    So moist & flavourful! I had to use a smaller pan so it took longer to cook through & was a bit denser than it should have been, but still a great recipe!

  37. #
    Emily Leishman — October 11, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Amazing! Replaced some of the sour cream with vanilla yogurt, turned out great!

  38. #
    Erin — October 13, 2019 at 10:01 am

    I’ve never made coffee cake before. This came out insanely good! I used Pink Lady apples, which were really good. I think green apples would be even better. Also thinking about making an apple cider caramel sauce next time. Yummy!

  39. #
    Jewel — October 13, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Easy and delicious recipe!!

  40. #
    Julia Duarte — October 13, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    This was so good, I added cinnamon cider caramel drizzle top and more apples in the cake

  41. #
    Julia Duarte — October 13, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    This was so good, I added cinnamon cider caramel on top and added more apples in the cake

  42. #
    Ocean Lee — October 13, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Great recipe, moist cake and super easy to make. Did a double batch in a 9.5×13.5 glass pan. Baked at 325 for about 65 mins.

  43. #
    Sevde — October 14, 2019 at 2:42 am

    The only downside is even while people are eating, they want me to bake another cake. Love it thanks for sharing 🙂

  44. #
    Brenda Spicer — October 14, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    I made this for Canadian Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and it was a huge hit!!!! I also made the homemade salted caramel sauce from Tessa’s website and it was absolutely amazing and easy to make!

  45. #
    chrysta hiser — October 14, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    This is such a wonderful fall recipe! Quick, easy and everyone loved it! Will be making this again.

  46. #
    Sonya Simpson — October 15, 2019 at 9:07 am

    What a very tasty coffee cake, and so moist. So good while it’s still warm. Such a beautiful golden color. Will definitely add to my favorites.

  47. #
    Andreia De Freitas — October 15, 2019 at 9:55 am

    This is a great recipe! I don’t know if it’s because of my oven or what, but I had to adjust the baking time quit significantly to make sure this super moist cake was cooked all the way through! Still a perfect cake!

  48. #
    Rebecca Small — October 15, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    This was fairly easy to make and such a great fall recipe! I’ll be making it again!

  49. #
    Sarah Oswald — October 16, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    This cake was so easy to make and made the house smell AWESOME I’m going to freeze it for Thanksgiving by I did taste a piece and it tasted AWESOME!

  50. #
    Sarah Mueller-Buehler — October 18, 2019 at 7:03 am

    I made this for my husband to take to work. He was drooling over just how great it smelled. It was super easy to make and delicious!

  51. #
    Sarah Mueller-Buehler — October 18, 2019 at 7:05 am

    This cake was easy to make, made the house smelled amazing, and was super delicious.

  52. #
    Melissa Thompson — October 18, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Absolutely delicious. Even by adding the caramel into the streusel by accident it was amazing. Definitely will make again!

  53. #
    Barb DuPont — October 18, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Very easy to make and very yummy. Made me hungry for more caramel recipes!

  54. #
    Barb DuPont — October 18, 2019 at 10:01 am

    This was so easy to make and loved how moist it was. Delicious and made me hungry for more caramel recipes.

  55. #
    Margarita Witte — October 18, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    This recipe was so easy to follow! It was my first to time make a cake with fruit.. this experience makes me want to try more cakes like this aside from flavored/buttercreamed cakes. The taste was good, I think I would add a little more flavor to the dough itself. Maybe more sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Or just more carmel

  56. #
    Shannon — October 18, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Great recipe. Easy to follow. It smelled amazing in the oven and tasted wonderful.

  57. #
    Cornelio — October 19, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Many thanks.

  58. #
    Ines — October 19, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Made this today! It is the best apple cake I have ever made!

  59. #
    Ines — October 19, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    I made this today! Best apple cake I have ever made!

  60. #
    Julia Duarte — October 19, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    I added some apple sauce and more smaller cut apples in the cake, also added cinnamon infused caramel sauce.
    This cake was soooooo yummy
    It was perfect

  61. #
    Tessa — October 19, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Everyone loved it! It turned out incredible and looked as amazing as it tasted!

  62. #
    Tessa — October 19, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    It turned out amazing! It was a hit and taste as amazing as it looked!

  63. #
    Brandy Rutherford — October 20, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Sooo so good!! Definitely a recipe to keep and make over and over!

  64. #
    Kaitlin — October 20, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Honestly, based off the pictures of this recipe, I expected it to be a little dry and bland.. but I was so wrong! This coffee cake is so moist and flavorful! Delicious! Also very easy to make!

  65. #
    Angelina — October 20, 2019 at 11:53 am

    So delicious! Perfectly moist and full of fall flavour ☺️

  66. #
    Lexi — October 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    A fun and easy recipe to put together. Call is my favorite baking season, so this was right up my alley! House smells amazing from all the spices!

  67. #
    Margarita Sanchez — October 20, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I greatly recommend it. Great for all occasions

  68. #
    Logan — October 20, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Absolutely delicious! The sour cream makes it perfectly moist and I love anything with a crumb topping.

  69. #
    Eleanor — October 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    This recipe was such a knockout! Moist and flavorful, packed with tender but not mushy apples, and topped off with streusel and caramel – absolute perfection. I had to go to a different recipe to make my own caramel, but that was so worth it! I am bringing this to my coworkers tomorrow and I know they are going to love it

  70. #
    Ashley — October 21, 2019 at 4:56 am

    the cake was super moist and tasty! the recipe was easy to follow and prep time was quick

  71. #
    Karen Selznick — October 21, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Do know if I can use Gluten Free Flour?
    My daughter just learned she is gluten free
    and I ‘m practicing before Thanksgiving.

  72. #
    Sarah — October 21, 2019 at 6:53 am

    The look, taste, and SMELL, are, in a word, euphoric.

  73. #
    Sarah Lovinger — October 21, 2019 at 6:55 am

    The smell, taste, and look of this cake are Fall incarnate.

  74. #
    Janice Karr — October 21, 2019 at 8:32 am

    This cake has a delicate crumb and fantastic flavor. The homemade caramel sauce was much easier than I expected and we can’t seem to stay out of it– this will be a “go to” family favorite for years to come!

  75. #
    Jennifer — October 21, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    As with all of Tessa’s recipes, this one is delicious! So tender and flavorful! I never worry about baking one of her recipes for the first time and serving it to friends, family, and coworkers, because they all turn out amazing!!

  76. #
    María Navarro — October 23, 2019 at 11:11 am

    So sweet!

  77. #
    María Navarro — October 23, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Delicious recipe!

  78. #
    Jonathan — October 23, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    This was probably the best thing I’ve made all year. I used fuji apples from my backyard and they worked great in place of the granny smith. I also used Tessa’s recipe for salted caramel sauce which really brought the cake together. If I could do anything else differently, it would be to make more streudel (maybe 1.5x)! Literally can’t get enough of that stuff!

  79. #
    Shannon Nordgren — October 23, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Wow! This cake is amazing, and perfect for fall. Next time I’ll be careful not to overcook the caramel, but I wouldn’t charge a single thing about the cake. Will definitely make it again!

  80. #
    Vicki Ma — October 24, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Not usually a big fan of coffee cakes because they can be dry but this cake is deliciously moist and full of flavour!

  81. #
    Mae — October 24, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Tremendously moist but not over the top sweet! The caramel sauce was a nice added touch to the coffee cake. It’s perfect for the Fall season!

  82. #
    Sarah Hawks — October 24, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    This Caramel Apple Coffee Cake was delicious! I usually don’t like coffee cake, however, this recipe was so moist and had a lot of flavor. Sadly, I could not find or make caramel sauce but it was still delicious. Everyone who tried it loved this recipe also. The streusel was yummy as well.

  83. #
    Pam — October 24, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I am eating gluten free right now do I couldn’t try it, but my husband enjoyed it. He liked it without the caramel too. For some reason, I had to cook it for almost an hour and it still was not totally done in the very middle. The only thing I did different was use avocado oil instead of canola oil.

  84. #
    Alexandra Wilson — October 25, 2019 at 4:22 am

    This recipe was so simple to make, and soo GOOD to eat! It was perfectly moist in the center and I would make this again in a second! The aroma in the house kicked my favorite candles butt…

  85. #
    Adam Breitbach — October 26, 2019 at 4:22 am

    This cake was quite easy to make, and very delicious. I don’t know if it was my oven or my pan, but I did have to cook it for a bit longer to get the middle cooked all the way.

  86. #
    Michelle — October 26, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I love the layer of streusel in the middle, and the homemade caramel sauce was amazing. Mine needed an extra 10 minutes or so in the oven, and next time I would add more cinnamon – we enjoyed it though!

  87. #
    Elsa — October 26, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    A lot of spice/apple cakes can be dry, but this one was perfect t! I love the streusel, and the caramel sauce added just the perfect amount of flavor. It was also super easy to make!

  88. #
    Elsa — October 26, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Some spice/apple cakes can be a little dry, but this was perfect! I love streusel in anything, and the caramel added just the right amount of flavor. It was also super easy to make!

  89. #
    Erhan Uyar — October 26, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Tasty and easy to make recipe. I used honeycrisp instead of granny smith apples and it was still good. Cake is not sweet at all even with caramel drizzle

  90. #
    Eddie — October 26, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    The perfect fall treat! Especially with a cup of coffee!! My family absolutely loved it!

  91. #
    Eddie Fedyuk — October 26, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    The perfect fall treat, especially with a cup of coffee or tea!! My family absolutely loved it!

  92. #
    Joanna Glud — October 27, 2019 at 1:14 am

    This is DELICIOUS!!!!! My whole family went crazy for this. I had never made caramel sauce before and this recipe was so easy and so tasty. The cake was moist and had just the right amount of spice. The directions were easy to follow and the cake came together very quickly! This will definitely be added to my recipe collection.

  93. #
    Joanna Glud — October 27, 2019 at 1:21 am

    This was DELICIOUS!!! The cake was so moist and had just the right amount of spice. I had never made caramel sauce before, this was so easy and it came out great, especially with the addition of the salt.

    My family raved about this and it is already gone and they are asking when I will make it again!

    This will definitely be added to my recipe collection.

  94. #
    Bethanie Price — October 27, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I’m just getting in to baking and decided to make this coffee cake. It was so easy and fast and turned out so delicious! Even with the limited kitchen supplies I have. Thanks for sharing!!

  95. #
    Lindsay A. — October 27, 2019 at 9:48 am

    This was a huge hit – absolutely fantastic & went straight into my keeper recipes! SO GOOD! Can’t wait to make this again. I also love that Trader Joe’s salted caramel sauce when wanting a quick go-to!

  96. #
    Debbi Sherer — October 27, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Delicious! Most coffee cakes are on the dry side, but this one is so moist

  97. #
    Jodie — October 28, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Easy to prepare and smells great when it’s baking, love all the fall flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg etc. Perfect for breakfast because the cake is not super sweet. Ok, I want another piece now.

  98. #
    Sandra D — October 28, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Made this recipe for the baking challenge and though I did enjoy the recipe very much I wish mine looked nicer. Didn’t have a springform pan so I used the suggest 9 inch square. Should have used 8 inches so it would have looked like I had more streusel. Will definitely try it again.

  99. #
    Marceda S Ryan — October 28, 2019 at 8:44 am

    This apple coffee cake was moist, flavorful and delicious. Family loved it and will make again

  100. #
    Kimberly — October 28, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    My kids, especially my pickiest eater, loved it. They all went back for 2nds. I like that it wasn’t too sweet and therefore can be served along with sweetened coffee or cocoa. I think next time I might try increasing the cinnamon a bit.

  101. #
    Gwendolyn McAlpine — October 28, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    My mom and I made this and it turned out fantastic!!

  102. #
    Sandra Ochoa — October 28, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Easy to make. Super delicious!!! My family and coworkers loved it!! Will definitely make it again.

  103. #
    Sandra Ochoa — October 28, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Super delicious!! Family and coworkers loved it!! Easy to make.

  104. #
    Pamela Foyle — October 28, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    So Delightfully good! Easy to make and it tastes like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen

  105. #
    Pamela Foyle — October 28, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    So delightfully good, easy to make and it feels like you have spent hours in the kitchen

  106. #
    Kylie Quinn — October 29, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Great fall recipe!

  107. #
    ARTHUR GOULD — October 29, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    I made this GF twice using Bob’s Redmill 1:1 flour. I served it as dessert to four gluten eating friends last night, was hoping to bring home some for breakfast, but didn’t unfortunately, we ate the whole cake. Need I say, it was great?

  108. #
    Donna — October 29, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    This coffee cake was very moist. I would have liked a more intense flavor and will add more spices to the cake portion the next time I make it. Since I didn’t have a spring form pan, I baked in an 8 x 8 pan and had no problems cutting and serving right from the pan.

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    Donna — October 29, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    You say to store leftovers, covered, at room temperature for up to 4 days.
    Can this recipe be refrigerated for a longer storage period, 6-7 days?
    Since there is sour cream in the recipe, can the coffee cake also be frozen, and if so, for approximately how long?

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    Jill Puhlmann-Becker — October 29, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    This recipe is so good. It is the perfect recipe for fall. My family just loved it!

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    LaQuinta Malone — October 29, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Loveeeee this recipe. The apples give it an extra crunch and tangy taste. Would definitely make it again

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    Kathryn Smith — October 29, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Right as it came out of the oven it filled the room with a magnificent aroma. It was as if I had just lit a bath & body works candle. It’s my brother’s birthday tomorrow & since he can take it to school it was the perfect excuse to make it. My family really liked it, I don’t like cooked apples so I enjoyed them smell more than the taste. It was easy to make & want to make it again so more people can taste it. It was enjoyed!!!!!!

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    Ksenia — October 30, 2019 at 2:41 am

    This cake is very easy to make – you don’t even need a mixer to prepare the batter. This s a huge advantage of the recipe. Initially, I was afraid there is too much sugar, however, the cake wasn’t too sweet as I had expected. The texture is very soft and tender, the cake almost melts in your mouth.
    One thing to notice: to my mind, it requires more streusel to be added. Thanks a lot for this recipe! I will definitely bake this cake again.

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    Nancy Remy — October 30, 2019 at 10:58 am

    What a great recipe. Love the fresh apples in the mix. And easy to make! No beaters.

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    Silvana — October 30, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Excellent recipe and so easy to make!

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    Justinne Penaranda — October 30, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    So moist and delicious!

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    Stella Salamanca — October 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I brought it to our brunch last weekend and my fellow teachers loved it so much that each had a slice to take home! Not that sweet; it’s just perfect. I also used the salted caramel recipe suggested by Tessa. Thanks, Tessa! I made this apple coffee cake twice and maybe going third tonight for other colleagues who have not tasted it yet. What a nice Halloween treat for them!

  118. #
    Meena Patel — October 30, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Surprisingly easy to make! Perfect blend of spices and apples. I would definitely make this again.

  119. #
    Jazz Fung — October 30, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Very delicious! I loved the combination of flavors and textures! Perfect for the fall!

  120. #
    Salina Tesfay — October 31, 2019 at 5:16 am

    I made this coffee cake for a meeting at work and everyone loved it. Beautiful texture and really flavorful even though I left out the caramel.

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    Sharifah Usman — October 31, 2019 at 5:38 am

    So for Halloween I made this and this is my first time to make a coffee cake and man, every details of this recipe is on point from the streusel to the cake.
    This is perfect to pair with coffee, milk, or just as is. It’s so good that my picky eater toddler love it as well and she helped me make it.

  122. #
    Myrna Stanczak — October 31, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Such a delicious, easy recipe! It came together beautifully!

  123. #
    Hannah Diasti — October 31, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Absolutely loved this recipe! My kitchen smelled like apples and cinnamon and I could not be more in the fall mood after this! The streusel was a really great addition to the texture and sweetness. I browned the apples on the pan with brown sugar, caramel sauce, and butter prior to folding them into the batter. Would and will definitely be making this again!

  124. #
    Hannah Diasti — October 31, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Absolutely loved this recipe! Would and WILL definitely be making this again. The streusel was an excellent addition to the texture and sweetness of the cake. I modified the recipe by browning the apples on the stove with brown sugar, caramel sauce, and butter before folding them in to the batter. Very happy with the results and happy to have the kitchen smelling so much like fall.

  125. #
    Nick — October 31, 2019 at 11:56 am

    This was great, easy enough for me to make and has my favorite flavors all rolled up together. Thank you!

  126. #
    Oprah — October 31, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Very delicious, moist, tender, and not too sweet. Will definitely make again!

  127. #
    Ashley Kong — October 31, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Love it so much! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  128. #
    Gretchen Chism — October 31, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    This cake is delicious and so tender! And I love your salted caramel sauce recipe! Thank you!

  129. #
    Caitlin — October 31, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    This was so delicious! Perfect for this fall evening!

  130. #
    Veronica — April 6, 2020 at 10:48 am

    This recipe was easy to make. I made little muffins instead of one big cake. They turned perfectly moist and delicious.

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    Emily Leishman — April 10, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Caramel apples are one of the best desserts and this coffee cake perfectly mixes the flavor with a brown sugar crumble! Yum!

  132. #
    Jenny — June 18, 2020 at 7:41 am

    Looks so good!! I’m just a little confused if there’s actual coffee in the cake because I can’t see it in the recipe?

  133. #
    Angela Havey — October 4, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    This was absolutely delicious! And very easy to make! Love everything about this recipe!

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    BusyM0mBak3r — October 22, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Not sure if I already reviewed this last year when I made the recipe as written but I made it this year in muffin form and used vanilla greek yogurt instead of sour cream cuz it was what I had. A small scoop of batter, a dollop of caramel, another small scoop of batter, and the crumb topping on top. Made 15 muffins. Baked for 25 min. They are AMAZING. Thanks again for such a great recipe Tessa.

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    Kimberly — October 23, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I made this for the bake sale I was running at my daughter’s school and sold it by the slice. I only sold a few slices before someone came back and bought the whole thing! I used honeycrisp apples and the fleur de sel caramel sauce from Trader Joe’s – perfection! I got asked for the recipe a ton. Many thanks from a fellow Phoenician!

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      Haley Wehner — October 25, 2021 at 9:43 am

      This is so amazing! So glad to hear this!

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