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Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake Recipe

Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake Recipe

Tender apples add nice flavor to this quick-to-fix cake from Gertrude Hart. The Oak Creek, Wisconsin cook says the nutty treat was a family favorite when served warm after church on Sunday mornings.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream and butter on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • 2. Pour half into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Top with apples. Combine the sugar, nuts and cinnamon; sprinkle half over the apples. Top with remaining batter and sugar mixture.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 326 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .

Reviews for Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

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dzm388 90816
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2014

"We really enjoyed this! Next time I will chop the nuts a bit smaller, but other than that it was perfect for us!"

DBx 129660
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"I was unimpressed. I doubled everything to accommodate a normal cake mix and a 9x13 pan. It's too much like a cake, rather than a coffee cake. The apples should be tossed with some cinnamon and sugar, rather than just sprinkled on top of them. More nuts would have been better too."

luvmy2cats 134646
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

"This is my favorite cake . I also add another apple (especially if they're small). Other than that, I follow the recipe exactly. It tastes like an apple cheesecake. Delicious."

farm diva 66711
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"Very good coffee cake, even my sister, really liked it, and she is very fussy, also like that it makes a 8" square pan."

suwest 56358
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"My husband and I love this moist little cake, turns out delicious everytime!"

emmbb 90538
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2012

"I cannot wat to try this. I will use a regular size çake mix and double everything else. Cook it in a 9" x 13" pan.....hope it works!!"

Reichenstein 66705
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"The best Apple coffeecake I ever had. We increased the apples by one and added more nuts. Make this recipe right now"

brodie123 57141
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

"This is GREAT!"

Leahpagan 53403
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"I used (on accident) a larger cake recipe and like it so much that way that I won't bother to find a 9 oz mix!"

choney2 90537
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"I have made this recipe many times- it is a true winner! My daughter has a friend who will drive two hours to our house when she hears I am making it. SO easy, SO good."

Sprowl 134611
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"Great little cake. Because it is very hard to find (9 ounce) cake mix (that would be a Jiffy cake mix which I can no longer find in our area), I use a half box of regular size cake mix. The other half I use for Sunshine muffins which also calls for Jiffy cake mix and Jiffy corn mix. As for the topping--I drop tablespoons of the the batter over the apple mixture eliminating the spreading. Works great!"

micheleclow 90535
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"I really wish I would have noticed that the Yellow Cake mix was 9 oz. A regular cake mix is 18. something oz. Where do you get a 9 oz cake mix. In any way, I used a regular cake mix because I didn't analyze the ingredients list and of course it didn't turn out right which is very disappointing. I really think it should be BOLDLY NOTED that the cake mix isn't a regular size box."

grammadebby 76843
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"Delicious! I changed a few things the second time I made this. We liked it with more apples and less sugar on top. It is a great recipe, however, it took me a lot longer than 10 mins to prep. Because the batter is so thick, the top layer of cake has to be spread carefully so as not to pull up the filling. If someone has a better idea on this I would love to hear it."

KY_Cook 137841
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"Too good to be true. So simple to be soooo delicious. Perfect for when you need a treat in a hurry."

Lunedemiel 76842
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"Not a review yet since I am baking this right now and hoping I did the right thing. Was I supposed to proepare the pudding with milk first? I hope not...."

cpjayasinghe 53402
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2010

"i have made this many times. excellent."

lightedway 53400
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"Easy recipe to follow. The apples are a nice treat nestled inside this yummy cake. I enjoyed it with a hot cup of coffee."

lorettalib 104896
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"An easy dessert. Liked that it made and 8 X 8 pan. Size wise it was perfect for my husband and myself. I made one change when I made it a second time and that was that I used 1/2 cup of nuts rather than 1/4 cup. I would suggest serving vanilla ice cream with this cake."

juliesprincess 143922
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"Delish! So yummy and easy.

One of my favorites."

BryLily 76828
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"This recipe was very easy to follow and it turned out great. My entire family and a bunch of friends all commented and how delicious it was."

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