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Apple Spice Coffee Cake

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"I created this recipe based on one served at the cafe I worked in during college. You can add nuts if you like, or easily double the recipe if you need more coffee cake."
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1 h servings 302
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 8-inch baking dish)


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Butter the inside of an 8-inch glass baking pan.
  2. Mix flour, brown sugar, oil, white sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, salt, and ginger together in a large bowl. Transfer 1/2 cup of the mixture into a second bowl for the crumble topping; stir in remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
  3. Whisk baking powder and baking soda into the flour mixture.
  4. Beat buttermilk and egg together in a measuring cup to combine. Pour into the large bowl of flour mixture; add apples. Stir until just blended and no pockets of flour remain. Pour mixture into the prepared pan; cover with the crumble topping.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until apples are tender and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry, 40 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 302 calories; 12.2 45.4 4 20 279 Full nutrition

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Perfectly moist, not too sweet, this was such a hit. I took a few liberties: Because I didn't have ginger, I sprinkled a little rum, maybe 1 tablespoon, over the chopped apples. I didn't pee...

I made this today exactly as stated. Very good! We topped it with cool whip. I will add walnuts or craisins next time, This is a simple recipe and I will be making it again!

Made it exactly as wrtten except added chopped pecans to topping. Used Granny Smith apples . It was excellent served warm for brunch. Will definitely make again.

Lots of cinnamon flavor--I especially love the spice-centric topping, and if you're in the mood for apple cake, this is a quick way to satisfy your fall cravings! Delicious!

One of our favs!! I mix the crumble with all four tsp of cinnamon just to keep it simple. Easy and DELICIOUS!! I use an 8” pan and notice it takes 65 mins for 8”.

Yes I will make it again.

Really lovely cake, and it stays moist for days!

This a a very East nice moist coffee cake. I added nutmeg 1 tsp. And used brown sugar instead of white. Also put some walnuts in the batter. I’ll use this again for sure.