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4.86 from 7 votes

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

This lush, vanilla butter coffee cake has cinnamon-sugar baked in with bits of apple, pecans and walnuts in every slice...and if you wish, a buttery brown sugar glaze to take it that next step to heaven.  Sugar-free options too!

Prep Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, cinnamon, coffee cake, sugar-free
Servings: 12
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar or healthy sugar substitute of choice about ⅔ cup - I used Lankato’s)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt

Apple Nut Sugar Mixture

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts & pecans, combined or whatever nuts you want
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar I used Lakanto’s healthy 1/4 cup brown sugar ¼ cup sugar-combo
  • 2 medium apples peeled and chopped thin

Simple Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar or healthy sugar subsitute I used Lankato’s healthy brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Optional: For glaze thickness - add 1 - 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar or healthy confectioners sugar substitute I used Swerve Confectioner’s Sugar

Instructions

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla.; add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream or Greek yogurt, beating well after each addition.

Apple Nut Sugar Mixture

  • In a small bowl, combine the nuts, cinnamon and sugar.
  • Spread half of the batter in a well-greased 10-in. tube pan with a removable bottom. Top with apple chunks; sprinkle with half of the nut mixture. Top with remaining batter, then with remaining nut mixture.
  • Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Lift cake with removable bottom from pan. Cool completely. Before serving, carefully lift cake from pan bottom.

Simple Brown Sugar Glaze

  • Combine butter and brown sugar in a microwavable bowl until melted, about 30 -45 seconds and add powdered sugar if you want a thicker glaze and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over coffee cake. (If glaze thickens, place in microwave for 15-20 seconds for drizzle consistency). Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • I think it’s best warmed up in microwave to get the most out of flavors.

Notes

This does not include the sugar free calories option, but obviously using sugar-free options, it will be much lower on the carbs and sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 531IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg