Apple Cream Coffee Cake

This Simple Apple Sour Cream Coffee Cake is apple cobbler in a cake.  A simple and easy coffee cake recipe with a scrumptious melody of cinnamon-sugar, apples and nuts in every slice.

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Apple Cream Coffee Cake

This recipe comes from my 1995 First Baptist Church Huntsville, AL Finest Recipes Cookbook.  If you’ve grown up in church in the U.S. you know, to be a true church cook book, there’s got to be a solid Coffee Cake recipe inside.  Amen??????

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Why I Love This Simple Coffee Cake

Just like the apple back in the day in Genesis, this tempting Apple Coffee Cake is good food and pleasing to the eye.  However, eating it want cause the fall of man kind.

This  simple coffee cake recipe bursts with a delicious autumn melody of apple, cinnamon and walnuts and has a scrumptious, crunchy bottom.  Plus, it’s easy to make with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand.

It is a breakfast/brunch favorite and would be lovely served, on a fall morning, when having the girls over for coffee.  This is something my Southern Baptist mom would proudly serve at a Sunday School class or WMU breakfast.

Fall Bundt Cakes

easy apple coffee cake

This simple apple sour cream coffee cake is an easy apple coffee cake with sour cream.  

Sour cream  provides richness and moisture to the cake.  It also helps produce the fine crumb like texture you see in this cake.

key ingredients for this coffee cake

  • Butter – For best results use real butter at room temperature.
  • Sugar – The recipe calls for white sugar. I used 1/2 cup brown and 1/2 cup white.  Both are delicious.
  • Eggs – For best results use room temperature.
  • Medium Apple – pealed and chopped.  About this size.
Apple Cream Coffee Cake
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Sour Cream – For best results use room temperature sour cream.
Apple Cream Coffee Cake

Equipment to Make cake

  • Stand or Hand Mixer
  • Long Spatula
  • Tube Pan or
  • Bundt Pan

how to make this simple coffee cake

  • Mix nuts, cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar for topping and set aside.
  • Beat butter until creamy, add sugar and mix well.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt alternately with sour cream.
  • Spread half of batter in greased pan and top with pealed and chopped apples and half of the nut mixture.
  • Add remaining batter and put remaining nut mixture on top.
  • Lightly pat the mixture into the batter, just so it is beneath the surface of the batter. This creates a delicious slightly crunchy bottom when the cake is inverted and served.
  • Bake at 375 for 40 minutes.
  • Let cool 12 to 15 minutes and invert cake
Easy Apple Sour Cream Coffee Cake

how to freeze coffee cake

To freeze the cake or a portion of the cake:

To freeze in slices:

Apple Cream Coffee Cake

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Simple Apple Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Easy, quick, simple and delicious coffee cake. Yummy cinnamon, apple flavor.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy, cinnamon, best, quick, old fashion, from scratch, peach, classic, breakfast, strawberry, fruit, berry, homemade
Prep Time 17 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 18 slices
Calories 220kcal
Cost $4


  • Tube Pan or Bundt Pan
  • Mixer (Stand or Hand)


Cinnamon Nut Mixture

  • ½ cup pecans or walnuts
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar

Coffee Cake

  • ½ cup butter Room Temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs Room Temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 medium apple Pealed and chopped
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream Room Temperature


Instructions for Cinnamon Nut Mixture

  • Mix nuts, cinnamon and sugar for set aside

Instructions for Coffee Cake

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Beat butter until creamy, until it turns a lighter yellow.
  • Gradually add 1 cup sugar and incorporate well with butter. Should be lighter in color and less gritty.
  • Add eggs one at a time. Mix well before adding the next egg.
  • Add vanilla
  • With mixer on low speed add sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt alternately with the sour cream
  • Grease pan.
  • Spread ½ of batter in pan and top with pealed and chopped apple (pieces should be about this size) and half the nut mixture.
    Apple Cream Coffee Cake
  • Add remaining batter
  • Put remaining nut mixture on top.
  • Lightly pat the nut mixture with a spoon or spatula so the nut mixture is just beneath the surface of the batter. This produces a deliciously crunchy bottom after the cake is cooled and inverted.
  • Bake at 375 for 40 minutes or until knife or tooth pick comes out clean.
  • Let cake cool for 15 minutes.
  • Invert cake onto plate or serving dish and devour.


This cake freezes well.  Wrap the cake tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in a heavy duty freezer bag. and place in freezer.


Calories: 220kcal


  1. 5 stars
    This looks SO delicious! Can’t wait for apple season so I can make this!

  2. 5 stars
    Wow, this is a perfect dessert or treat for kids. Love the combination of apple and sour cream

  3. 5 stars
    Coffee in anything is welcome always 🙂 a simple yet delicious recipe for a coffee cake, thanks for sharing a delicious recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    What a delicious sounding cake. I really love apple cakes and pies so I’m sure this will be right up my street!

  5. 5 stars
    This cake looks so delicious and soft. I love coffee in any form. Can’t wait to try my hands on it.

  6. 5 stars
    The apple sour cream cake looks fabulous. I’m sure the sour cream gives nice moisture to the cake.

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words. This is a fabulous cake, if I must say so myself.

  7. Constance Prince says:

    I’m going to make I hope it comes out tasting delicious like how it looks but what a name to give it and it doesn’t have coffee in it.

    1. Thanks for your kind words. Please let me know how it turns out. I loved the cinnamon spice flavor and the apples. Delicious fall cake.

  8. 5 stars
    Just came out of the oven and it is delicious!! Thank you?

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment. I love this cinnamony apple cake. It is a winner every time. Thank you for letting me know.

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