Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe has a scrumptious soft and buttery cake base, topped with aromatic sliced cinnamon apples. It is a great recipe for the holiday season which can be served as a dessert, or for breakfast.
September is a month of peaches and apples. It is the perfect time to wake up earlier on a Saturday morning, hop in the car, and visit a local orchard to pick up fruits. Whether you live in the city or suburbs, you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic journey through small villages and farms with fields covered with giant corn, or potatoes and other vegetables. I think the best time to go there is in the early morning when there are less people and everything is so beautiful and peaceful.
When you arrive to the orchard, they will offer you a basket. Take a few, because you will always find more fruits or berries that you want to take with you while walking through the apple trees section.
If you are looking for holiday season recipes, please check these:
- Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies
- Oatmeal Cookies with Cranberries and White Chocolate Chips
Last year, I posted my Peach and Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe which became very popular on my blog. This year, I want to show you how to use the same cake base to make a luscious Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake that is great for the holiday season. While the peach season is almost over, the apple season will last for a little bit longer. Enjoy this time of the year while using apples more often in your baking.
Note: The only thing I added to the cake base recipe is lemon zest, as it brightens up the apple flavor. For the topping, I mixed slices apples, lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon. As an option, you also can add a little bit of all-spice, though I prefer without.
Also, for this Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake, I usually use an 8×8-inch baking pan and place the sliced apples in three rows. However, if that size pan is not available, use a regular 9-inch baking pan and top the apples clockwise, like I demonstrated for my Peach and Blueberry Coffee Cake. Place them tighter so they all fit.
I have to warn you that your house will be saturated with a luscious apple cinnamon aroma and the cake might be gone before it completely cools off! If you want, you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream when serving to enhance the flavors.