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Slices of coffee cake on top of a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Apple Cider Coffee Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 9 to 16 pieces 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Enjoy apple season with this Apple Coffee Cake with Apple Cider Glaze! This coffee cake is packed with over a cup of chopped apples, topped with a buttery cinnamony streusel and finished with a simple apple cider glaze! This delicious apple recipe is the perfect fall breakfast or perfect treat for anytime of the day or year! 


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Ingredients

FOR THE STREUSEL

  • 3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup flour 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon cinnamon

FOR THE COFFEE CAKE

  • 1 cup apple cider, reduced to 1/2 cup, see instructions below
  • 11/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, pumpkin pie spice or allspice
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, light or dark
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped apples, preferably Granny Smith 

FOR THE APPLE CIDER GLAZE

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon apple cider
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, or more as needed for desired consistency 
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

FOR THE CRUMBLE

  1. Combine the melted butter, flour, sugars, cinnamon, in a bowl butter in a small bowl. Set aside in the fridge to chill while you prepare the batter.

FOR THE COFFEE CAKE

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and butter and line an 8 inch pan with parchment paper leaving a two inch overhang on the sides. In a medium sized bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices in a medium bowl.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars, on medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the vanilla followed by the egg. Add the apple cider followed by the sour cream. Stir in the flour until just combined and stir in the apples. 
  3. Spoon the batter into pan. Use a spatula or an offset spatula to spread the mixture evenly in the pan. Tap sharply to reduce air bubbles. Sprinkle 1/2 cup chilled streusel over the cake batter. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the top of the batter. Bake 25-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.  Cool in pan on a wire rack for at least 1 hour before adding the glaze and serving.

FOR THE APPLE CIDER GLAZE

  1. Whisk the powdered sugar, apple cider and pinch of salt together in a small bowl. Drizzle over the cooled cake. 

Keywords: breakfast, fall, coffee cake, cake, apples, apple cider, apple cider glaze, icing, brunch