Apple Coffee Cake With Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

Food Network, Emeril Lagasse, 2002.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13x9 inch glass baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating after the addition of each.
  3. In a separate bowl or on a piece of parchment, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients, alternating with the sour cream and vanilla. Fold in the apples.
  4. Pour into the prepared baking dish, spreading out to the edges.
  5. Topping:.
  6. In a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter, and mix until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  7. Sprinkle the topping over the cake and bake until golden brown and set, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.
  8. Glaze:.
  9. In a bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla, and water and mix until smooth. Drizzle the cake with the glaze and let harden slightly. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

Outstanding coffee cake! I made this last week for my Sunday morning group and they insisted I make it again this morning - it was even commented that this is the best baking I've ever brought - which is saying alot! The first time I made it I substituted vanilla yogurt for the sour cream, which worked out very well. I have to note that the smell while this is baking is absolutely divine! Thanks, swissms, for a new favourite! Made for Sweet Traditions.

Katzen November 15, 2009

This is a great recipe! Love the flavor with the apples, but I can see it working with almost any fruit. I used 5 small orchard apples for a perfect apple bite each time. Fat free sour cream from Trader Joes also worked well. Thanks swissms!

PrimQuilter October 06, 2011

This was truly delicious! It came out so moist, not dry and yucky like other coffee cake recipes I have made. I halved the recipe, because I was only feeding my husband, toddler and I, although I did keep the recipe amounts for the crumble topping the same, because I really favor a lot of crumble topping on my coffee cake. I did skip out on the brown sugar glaze, because I was making this at night when I was pretty tired, but the brown sugar glaze would probably have made this even better. This is a recipe I will make again, I probably will not bother with any other coffee cake recipes, this one is my favorite out of all I have tried. Thanks for posting the recipe.

TexasKelly May 03, 2011

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