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Apple Spice Coffee Cake

Rated as 4.79 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!

I made this recipe today. The only thing I did differently was that I used sour milk instead of buttermilk. I added 2 1/2 teaspoons vinegar to my measuring cup and then added the milk to equal 3...

This was so good, I could not stop eating it. It was exactly what I was looking for when I searched for apple spice cake, and it came out perfectly.

Thank you! We enjoyed this cake so much and will definitely be making it again and again.

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”.