Apple-Bacon Coffee Cake with Brown Butter Streusel


A moist apple cake is topped with brown butter streusel and crispy bacon to create this sweet and savory coffee cake that's sure to please.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 9x13-inch baking pan


Brown Butter Streusel:

  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • ¾ cup chopped pecans

  • ¾ cup packed golden brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

Cake Batter:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • ½ cup milk

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and finely diced

  • 8 slices Farmland® Classic Cut Bacon, cooked, roughly chopped


  1. Brown Butter Streusel: Cook butter in medium saucepan over medium heat until melted. Once melted, stir often until butter begins to brown and smell nutty, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add in pecans, sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Cool and reserve.

  2. Cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and sugar in large bowl.

  4. Stir in melted butter, sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla, and apples until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.

  5. Sprinkle bacon on top of batter, followed by streusel.

  6. Place pan in oven and bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

550 Calories
29g Fat
67g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 550
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 389mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 173mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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