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Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

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


  • 3 large 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 whole milk
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • Pinch salt


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

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  • Queenlalisa
    Oct 9, 2016

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

  • Kimshalom
    May 23, 2016

    Easy and delicious

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    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
    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
    Apr 15, 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
    Nov 14, 2013

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

  • MelodyToffee
    Apr 10, 2013

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  • Lizandjuan
    Mar 27, 2013

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  • Grammy Debbie
    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
    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 reviewstruly a tried and true recipe every time