Caramel Apple Coffee Cake Recipe
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Caramel Apple Coffee Cake Recipe

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When you visit friends or relatives in my area of the country, you can be sure the coffee will be brewing soon and their favorite dessert will be served. This is my favorite - maybe that's why I get a lot of visitors!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • Pinch salt

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 545 calories, 33g fat (7g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy; gradually add sugar. Blend in oil and vanilla. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; add to egg mixture. Stir in apples and pecans. Pour into a greased 10-in. tube pan; bake at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine topping ingredients. Bring to a boil; boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly pour over warm cake (some topping will run down onto the serving plate.) Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Caramel Apple Coffee Cake in Country December/January 1993, p49

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Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 255190
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2016

"Delicious and very moist. I mixed sweet and tart apples and it worked great. Will definitely make again."

Kimshalom User ID: 8821995 248527
Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"easy and delicious"

tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 241817
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

"I found this recipe in one of my Taste of Home cookbooks. It is so good! I didn't have any apples so I used a pint of Apple pie filling that I canned this year. The soaked-in topping really makes it yummy. This cake may be high in calories but it is a very tasty splurge that I would recommend."

MrKyyamCooks User ID: 7760620 13059
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2014

"I can't wait to make this. My question to those that have made it: considering there is no butter in the batter, is the cake moist? I love my coffee cakes to have the taste of butter to them. I'm thinking the apples do supply some moisture to the cake."

LindafromAlberta User ID: 7764433 14485
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014 Edited Aug. 14, 2014

"I baked this wonderful cake for twelve women---all great cooks. Each and everyone of them requested the recipe before leaving. It is not a pretty cake----it is a delicious cake!!!!!!! I served it with a dollop of whipping cream. I gave this a five star rating but it is not posting .....don't know why."

20lgm07 User ID: 1568933 10208
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"Finally tried this cake recipe....yummy and the neighbors loved it too!"

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 20438
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"This is one of my favorite cake recipes, in fact I've added it to my repertoire for my little bakery business. I make it in mini bundt cake pans and package them up individually--absolutely yummy!

Whether a whole cake or mini one, it never fails to get rave reviews!"

kelsmom User ID: 1421526 12949
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"i made this the first time for a breakfast get together at work. It's been so popular i have made at least 10 since to rave reviews

truly a tried and true recipe every time"

jeanemed User ID: 1512060 7057
Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"Very good."

Black Lady User ID: 3107669 25243
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"This is delicious, I took it eo a Church potluck and it was eaten up in no time. It's called a Coffee cake because it is usually served with coffee."

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