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Delicious and quintessentially fall, this easy Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake is a wonderfully tasty autumn treat.

Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

Delicious and quintessentially fall, this Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake is a wonderful autumn treat.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 18 slices
Author cindy


  • 2 cups tart apples peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 TBS cold butter sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 8 x 8" baking pans and set aside.

  2. In the large bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the sugar and shortening until fluffy.

  3. Add in the vanilla and eggs. Beat until well combined.

  4. In a separate large bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and 1/2 tsp of the ground cinnamon.

  5. Gradually mix the dry ingredients with the batter, alternating with the sour cream. Mixing well.

  6. Stir in the apples using a wooden spoon.

  7. Divide into prepared baking pans.

  8. In a small bowl, use a dough blender to combine the brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and butter until combined yet crumbly.

  9. Sprinkle the topping over the batter.

  10. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  11. Delicious when served warm or cool. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.