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Apple Fritter Coffee Cake

This apple fritter coffee cake is so light, moist, fluffy and delicious that you will more than likely have two slices back to back.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Divas Can Cook


  • 4 cups granny smith apples peeled, cored and diced. (about 3 large apples)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-6 Tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan. Set aside.
  • Make the apple filling by placing the apples, white sugar, cinnamon and water into in a large saucepan.
  • Cook until apples are tender. Juice will thicken as the apples cool. Set aside.
  • Prepare the cinnamon coffee cake by creaming together butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Beat in apple sauce, vanilla extract, and eggs until well combined.
  • Mix in flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until well combined.
  • Mix in sour cream until well combined.Set aside.
  • Combined the brown sugar and cinnamon to make the brown sugar topping. Set aside.
  • Pour half of the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  • Spread apple filling evenly over batter and sprinkle with a third of the brown sugar topping.
  • Top with remaining batter and sprinkle on the rest of the brown sugar topping.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out cool (see note)
  • While cake is baking prepare the glaze by combining powdered sugar, vanilla and just enough milk to make a glue-like texture.
  • When cake come out of the oven, poke a few holes in the cake.
  • Immediately spread the cake with the glaze.
  • Let glaze sit for about 15 minutes to harden a bit.
  • Serve and enjoy!



When you check for doneness don't let the sticky apple filling trick you into thinking the cake isn't done. Be sure to inspect to make sure if your toothpick comes out sticky after 30 minutes to prevent over cooking the cake. My oven required exactly 30 minutes.