Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
30 min
45 min

12 servings

  • Cake:
  • 1 stick plus 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apples
  • Crumble Topping:
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • Brown Sugar Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13 by 9-inch glass baking dish with 2 teaspoons of the butter.

In a large bowl, cream together the remaining stick of butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating after the addition of each. 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. Pour into the prepared baking dish, spreading out to the edges.

To make the topping, in a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter, and mix until it resembles coarse crumbs. 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.

To make the glaze, 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.

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This coffee cake is wonderful!! and loved by everyone who has tasted it. I made it for the first time a few weeks ago, and now it is a staple in my home. Have had numerous requests for "my coffee cake" recipe (have given credit to Emeril). I tried it using blueberries and it was just as delicious. Only adjustment I made was omitting the glaze, not necessary-sweet enough without it. Thank you Emeril for sharing item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoyed this cake but did make the following changes. I cut the brown sugar down in the cake to 3/4 cup, had I added the whole amount of sugar recipe calls for I'm afraid it'd over power the apples. I also added 1/4 tea of baking powerder & used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I added chopping pecans to the crumb topping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Spectacular! Definitely the best coffee cake ever! Great flavor and nice and moist. I have made this several times and everyone keeps asking for more. Emeril - you rock! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I maid mine dairy fee and let me say it was the best. yummmmm ty ty for this!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It would be good, but there's way too much sugar!!! Okay, I'm going into a diabetic coma now. Bye. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't make it but I can't stop eating it. This is soooo good. I love my wife and Emeril too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! Quick, easy and so good! Moist and tasty. The only change I made was adding a little extra cinnamon--because I love the extra flavor burst. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! Best coffee cake ever. Can't wait to make it again. So easy and tastes so amazing. Brought it to work Most people had two or more pieces. Big hit item not reviewed by moderator and published
My boyfriend and I purchased 40 lbs of apples, and I decided to use a few of them to make this recipe. I didn't make any substitutions and included the glaze, and it was delicious! I did have to cook it for a few extra minutes then the recipe called for (checked the consistency with a toothpick). I sent my boyfriend off to work with the majority of it, and it was a major hit. Comments received: > I just told XX that I am glad there aren't a lot of people here so we can have this bomb coffee cake all to ourselves. I think he is going back for thirds right now. Thanks. Could you email me the recipe? > That is a very good cake! I’m assuming your girlfriend made that? > Man, that is really good stuff. > No wonder I liked it so well – I LOVE Emeril! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was moist and delicious, The best coffeecake recipe that I have found. I served it at meeting and everyone wanted the recipe. I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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