This English Apple Coffee Cake is great with a cup of coffee in the morning (or tea if that's your thing). I'm not a morning person and to be honest, I don't usually eat "breakfast" but when I make this Coffee Cake, I make an exception.
I used Granny Smith apples for this recipe but depending on where you live and the season, you might be limited on what types of apples you have access to.
As long as the apples are suitable for making Apple Pie, you should be fine. Some of the more popular types of apples for this and apple pie recipes would Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Northern Spy, and Jonagold.
And don't just limit yourself to eating this in the morning. This apple coffee cake is so good you can eat it for dessert!
When checking the cake for doneness with a toothpick, make sure you check in several different locations as you may get a false reading if your toothpick happens to hit an apple.
For the baking dish, I recommend a 9-inch square dish. I usually use a ceramic baking dish when I make this coffee cake and it usually takes a solid 55 minutes to cook.
For more great recipes with Apples, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this English Apple Coffee Cake recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, White Sugar, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Eggs, Milk, Vanilla Extract, Unsalted Butter, Apples and Light Brown Sugar.
🥣 How to Make English Apple Coffee Cake
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in egg, milk, vanilla and butter. Mix well ensuring that all flour is absorbed.
Fold in the diced apples. Pour the batter into the baking dish. Spread the batter evenly across the pan.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour and brown sugar and cut in the butter until the texture is like coarse breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the topping over the cake batter.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
English Apple Coffee Cake
- Baking Dish
- Bowl for Mixing
- 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup White Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ⅓ teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 Egg, Slightly beaten
- ½ Cup Milk
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, melted
- 3 Cups Apple, peeled & diced
- ¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
- 6 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
- 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in egg, milk, vanilla and butter. Mix well ensuring that all flour is absorbed.
- Fold in the diced apples. Pour the batter into the baking dish. Spread the batter evenly across the pan.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour and brown sugar and cut in the butter until the texture is like coarse breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the topping over the cake batter.
- Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
The recipe is so easy to follow and turned out amazingly!! Everyone loved it!
Glad you liked it!
What is the oven temp
How much butter in the topping
Do you spray the baking pan
I bake this coffee cake at 350°F. I updated the recipe card to reflect this. The recipe card shows 6 tablespoons of butter for the topping. I would suggest using a bit of non-stick spray if using a glass baking dish but not really necessary if you are using a non-stick pan. Thanks.
I tried this recipe it was easy and very tasty.