Crumble-Top Coffee Cake

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min.


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
Thinly sliced apples are baked right in the cake, providing delicious flavor and moisture. The golden crumb topping only adds to the dessert’s popularity. —Janice L Hose, Hagerstown, Maryland


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Spoon half of the batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with apple slices; spread with remaining batter.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over batter.
  4. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 485 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 301mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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