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Apple Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake
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4.88 from 8 votes

Apple Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

It's swirled with lots of gooey cinnamon, brown sugar filling in a tender vanilla cake, like a huge cinnamon roll (of course) and it's loaded with cinnamon apple bits to give it that harvest apple flair.  It's then drizzled with a thick blanket of cream cheese glaze and believe me when I say, it tastes out of this world "YUMMY-DELICIOUS"!! 
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, breakfast, cake, cinnamon, coffee cake, cream cheese, fall baking
Servings: 9 Servings
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Kim Lange


Cinnamon Filling

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Cinnamon Apple Mixture

  • 1 medium to large granny smith apple chopped into small bits for cooking through
  • 1 & ½ tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Vanilla Cake

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or maple syrup
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt or milk of choice

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar add more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk or milk of choice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Cinnamon Filling

  • Mix together the butter, sugar, flour, and cinnamon together with a spoon until smooth until it resembles a paste. Set aside.

Cinnamon Apple Mixture

  • Chop apples into small bits and mix with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.

Vanilla Cake Batter

  • Measure out the Greek yogurt or milk and set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat the softened butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract/maple syrup and combine. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, whisking to combine. Slowly alternate folding in the flour mixture and the sour cream/Greek yogurt into the wet ingredients until everything is combined. Do not overmix.
  • Pour the batter into the pan.
  • Spoon the cinnamon paste mixture over the top of the cake by spreading it out a bit, then add the cinnamon apple mixture on top and then swirl through the cake with a butter knife.
  • Bake 35 - 40 minutes until cake is done.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • While the cake cools make the glaze. Combine the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk in a large bowl, beating until smooth either using a mixer or whisk. You can also soften the cream cheese in the microwave 20 seconds and then add in the other ingredients.
  • Pour over cooled cake and then enjoy a piece warmed up in the microwave for 15 seconds. Enjoy!


Double recipe for 9x13 pan for extra yums!


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg