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  • Writer's pictureEmily Tillmann

Apple Crumble Coffeecake

Updated: Feb 3, 2023

Recipe made, written & photographed by the Creators of the Point

Once Fall is in the air, apples are constantly on my mind. A good Honey Crisp Apple is always my weakness. This recipe is taken to the next level with the cinnamon and sugar crumble, the crunchy outer crust, and the sweet apple cider glaze.


Apple Crumble Coffeecake

serves 6 to 8


  • 1 large Honey Crisp Apple

For the Crumble:

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Batter:

  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Prepare a springform pan (9.5 inch wide for a thin cake, 8 to 7 inches wide for a thick cake), spray with cooking spray and line bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Begin by making your crumble: add the 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg to a small bowl. Mix until evenly distributed.

  4. Add in your 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix together until all of the flour mixture is moist and evenly coated.

  5. Work on your cake batter: add your 4 tablespoons room temp. butter to a large bowl with your 1/2 cup sugar. Beat with a mixer until light and fluffy.

  6. Add in your egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 cup sour cream; beat until evenly combined.

  7. Top with your 1 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Mix together with a spatula until the batter is consistent throughout.

  8. If you haven't, dice your apple into small pieces now.

  9. Begin layering your cake. Start with a think layer of the cake batter, using half of the batter and reserving the other half. Top with a good amount of your apple. Sprinkle in about 1/2 of your crumble topping. Repeat the batter layer with remaining batter, and the crumble on top.

  10. Bake for 25-35 minutes (heavily relies on the size pan you're using. A smaller pan will need more time).

  11. Once golden brown, remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes while you make the glaze.

  12. In a small bowl, combine your 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon of apple cider. Mix until dissolved, add more cider if needed.

  13. Remove your cake from the pan once it's cool enough to handle. Place on a plate or platter. Drizzle with the glaze and serve warm!

  14. Keep leftovers in an airtight container.


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