Every bite of this almond buttermilk coffee cake is so dense, fragrant, and fluffy, laced with crispy apples and loaded with a nutty topping.



Recipe Summary

20 mins
54 mins
25 mins
1 hr 39 mins
1 8-inch cake


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (375 degrees C). Lightly butter an 8-inch baking pan.

  • Arrange enough apple wedges to form a single layer over the bottom and sides of the prepared pan.

  • Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add almonds; cook and stir until toasted, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Beat 3 1/2 tablespoons butter, white sugar, and 1/4 cup brown sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth. Add egg, applesauce, and honey; beat until smooth. Stir buttermilk, almond extract, and vanilla extract into the batter.

  • Combine flour, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl; stir mixture into the batter. Mix until well combined. Fold in 3/4 of the remaining apple wedges. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Top with 2 tablespoons toasted almonds.

  • Bake the preheated oven for 35 minutes.

  • Heat oats in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until slightly toasted, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir 3 tablespoons butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar together in a bowl until combined. Add remaining almond slices, oats, milk, and 1 pinch salt.

  • Top the cake with remaining apple slices and oat mixture. Return to the oven and continue baking until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 10 to 15 minutes more. Let cool to room temperature, at least 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; protein 4.9g 10% DV; carbohydrates 39.8g 13% DV; fat 10.5g 16% DV; cholesterol 39.7mg 13% DV; sodium 320.7mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
I made no changes to this recipe and although the texture was very nice and I enjoyed the process the end result was a coffee cake screaming for flavor like maybe some cinnamon and nutmeg or allspice. Not enough almond flavor either... of course that is my own issue as some may like a subtle simple clean flavor coffee cake. Will make again and find my happy place with it. Thank you for the recipe. JG Read More