Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

By Southern Living

Prep Time: 35minutes

Yield: serving

A delicious caramel-streusel topping graces this Apple Coffee Cake.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples (about 3 large)
  • Streusel Topping
  • Caramel Sauce
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add apples; saute 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Remove from heat; cool completely (about 30 minutes).
  3. Meanwhile, prepare Streusel Topping and Caramel Sauce.
  4. Reserve 1/2 cup Caramel Sauce for another use.
  5. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
  6. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  7. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  8. Pour batter into a greased and floured shiny 9-inch springform pan; top with apples. Drizzle with 1/2 cup Caramel Sauce; sprinkle with Streusel Topping.
  9. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning; bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. (A wooden pick will not come out clean.)
  10. Cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes; remove sides of pan. Cool completely on wire rack (about 1 1/2 hours).
  11. Drizzle with 1/2 cup Caramel Sauce.