Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake


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About this recipe: This is a deliciously moist coffee cake. It has a crunchy nut streusel topping but the secret is a layer of apples and even more streusel in the middle!


Serves: 16 

  • 325g light brown soft sugar
  • 100g plain flour
  • 110g butter, chilled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 120g chopped walnuts
  • 400g plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 175g butter, room temperature
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 450g plain yogurt
  • 2 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and finely diced

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a ring cake tin.
  2. To make streusel: In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar, 100g flour and cinnamon. Rub in the butter with your fingers or a fork, until crumbly. Stir in walnuts.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together 400g flour, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Then stir in the vanilla and yogurt. Gently stir in the flour mixture just until blended.
  4. Pour 1/2 of the batter into the cake tin, sprinkle with 1/4 of the streusel and layer with apples. Sprinkle with 1/2 the remaining streusel. Pour in the remaining batter, and top with the remaining 1/4 streusel. Lightly pat the top layer of streusel so it sticks to the cake batter.
  5. Bake 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then carefully turn out onto a wire cooling rack. Leave to cool completely before serving.

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Reviews (4)


To previous comment--coffee cake is often called such as it is intended to be served alongside a warm mug of coffee! - 13 Nov 2011


This "coffee cake" contains NO COFFEE! - 04 Jun 2011


Exactly the 'coffee cake' recipe I was looking for - a hidden layer sandwiched in the middle and no heavy sweet icing - the perfect cake to have with a cup of coffee. The recipe does take some prep but it makes a lot of cake - I divided the batter and made two deep round cakes and they still made very generous portions. Cooked my two cakes together for around 1hr10 - when the skewer came out clean. Delicious! - 10 Oct 2016

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