Coffee Talk… Apple Breakfast Coffee Cake

I sprinkled it with my Vanilla Bean Sugar.  Yum!
A few years ago an old friend made this for one of our morning coffee dates, when all our babes were teeny.  I loved it then, and now it’s a family favourite….

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  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time.
  3. Then add vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
  5. To the butter mix, add 1/3 flour, then 1/2 milk. Repeat until all combined.
  6. Butter and flour a Bundt pan.
  7. In another bowl, combine apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  8. Put clumps of the cake batter around the bottom of the pan, followed with the apple mixture, and repeat until finished.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  10. Let cool for about 10 minutes in the pan, then turn the cake out onto a plate, and sprinkle with sugar. I used my Vanilla Bean Sugar .



Coffee time!

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  • Reply Lisa January 28, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Yum, that ring of apples in the middle would be my favorite part of this cake. It looks super. I have a linky party on my blog every week called “Sweets for a Saturday” and I’d like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up.

  • Reply Savani January 29, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    um, you need to make that when we come for a visit in the summer. xxo Sav

  • Reply Alison January 29, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    I love your blog and found it off my Prairie Story Recipe Swap. Thank you for sharing… and please come pick up your award! 😉 ~Alison @ Prairie Story

  • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs January 30, 2011 at 1:46 AM

    Sav – I will definitely make this for you!!

  • Reply Julie January 31, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    Just stopping by from Sweets for Saturday. This coffee cake looks delicious!

  • Reply Flaming Pot February 2, 2011 at 4:15 AM

    Your dish really caught my eye from Sweets for a Saturday. I would have this cake on any day..:)

  • Reply MrsJenB February 5, 2011 at 4:35 AM

    Wow! What I wouldn’t give to have a big fat slice of that in front of me right now – or at least tomorrow morning to have with my coffee! I just love apple cake and this looks amazing.

    Thank you for sharing this @ It’s a Keeper – I’m so glad I got to see it!

  • Reply It's a Keeper February 7, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Thanks for linking up to the It’s a Keeper Thursday blog hop! I hope you come back this Thursday and link something new!

    It’s a Keeper

  • Reply Anonymous March 30, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    is it possible to make it not in a bundt pan?

  • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs March 30, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Hi Anonymous! I’ve never made it any other way, but if I were to try a different pan, I would use a sheet pan (9×13), and clump the batter and fruit randomly over it. And bake it a little less timewise. Just watch it during the baking process… Good luck!

  • Reply Anonymous March 30, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Thanks Jo-Anna, I really need to get a sheet cake pan. I currently only have a loaf tin and a square brownie pan…don’t think either of those will work!

  • Reply Rug Cleaning Los Angeles August 17, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Yum! This looks perfect to serve when having a friend over to catch up… thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Maureen | Orgasmic Chef October 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    I love fresh apple cake and this one looks fantastic. I have a go-to recipe that gets a hot glaze on it once it comes out of the oven but yours might be even better. 🙂

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