Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

I’m kind of in a caramel apple mindset this autumn! I recently posted a recipe for Caramel Apple Oat Squares and now I have another caramel apple recipe to share. I think I like caramel apples so much because of the gooey, buttery caramel and crisp, slightly sweet and tart apples. Yum! What could be better? Maybe nothing. Or maybe this Caramel Apple Coffee Cake. It has yummy bits of caramel and chopped apple, and a sweet, crunchy, brown sugar/oatmeal topping. There’s also some Greek yogurt mixed in the cake batter to make it extra moist. It tastes best served warm, while the caramel bits are still soft and gooey. It makes a sweet autumn breakfast with a hot cup of coffee or tea!

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

  • Servings: 6-9
  • Difficulty: easy
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CARAMEL APPLE COFFEE CAKE by NancyC                     Caramel Apple Coffee Cake @ NancyC

Makes an 8 x 8″ coffee cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped, peeled tart apple (I used a Granny Smith apple)
  • 2/3 cup Kraft Caramel bits


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease and flour an 8 x 8″ baking pan; set aside (if you use a 9 x 9″ pan, your cake will be thinner and baking time will be a little less; I think this works best with an 8 x 8″ pan).

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, yogurt, melted butter, and vanilla, blending well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chopped apple and caramel bits.

Pour or spoon batter (batter will be thick) into prepared baking pan. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly over batter.

Bake at 350˚F for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting. Serve warm.

Recipe from NancyC |

I had to do quite a bit of experimenting with this coffee cake before it came out right and one of my taste-testing friends helped me refine it. I really appreciate those friends who taste-test for me and fortunately, they never seem to get tired of it! 🙂 Have you baked any caramel-apple flavored desserts this fall?

Sharing at Meal Plan Monday, Weekend Potluck, Grace at Home, Thursday Favorite Things, Full Plate Thursday, Wonderful Wednesday, Inspire Me Monday, Hearth & Soul.


23 thoughts on “Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

  1. Jhuls

    There are so many amazing things going on in here. A slice would be perfect to today’s afternoon tea. 😀 Thanks for sharing and happy Fiesta Friday, Nancy! x


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  5. April J Harris

    This recipe is right up my street! I love Caramel Apple anything and I love coffee cake too! Thank you so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Have a great week ahead!


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  7. Fashfaiz (@fashfaiz)

    Hi Nancy! First time here via Friday Fiesta! The Caramel Apple Coffee Cake looks so yum! I have to share a funny thing… it is very recently I learnt that a coffee cake does not contain coffee 🙂 And I had made my first ever apple crisp coffee cake for a gathering and it sure was a crowd pleaser! So I am sure the caramel will do better magic… Pinned this and hoping to recreate for another gathering of Chai (coz my world is full of tea drinkers 🙂


  8. Miz Helen

    Congratulations your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you will share with us again soon!
    Miz Helen


  9. Carol

    Nancy C, love the idea of this coffee cake on a chilly fall morning. Thank you for sharing at Happiness is Homemade Link Party 293. I’m sharing on my Monday Memo (10/28) at Bluesky at Home.


  10. Miz Helen

    We loved featuring your awesome post here on Full Plate Thursday,503 this week. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you will come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen



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