This homemade Apple Blueberry Coffee Cake is love at first bite! It’s a light, tender cake filled with sweet apples (that taste like homemade apple pie filling!) and it is topped with a brown sugar crust!
This homemade Apple Blueberry Coffee Cake with a brown sugar topping is to die for! This Apple Coffee Cake recipe makes a sweet breakfast treat!
Guys, I know what you should be eating for breakfast tomorrow! This amazing coffee cake. It’s pretty much cinnamon spice and absolutely everything nice wrapped in delicious flavor. Skip the oatmeal, the cereal, and all the toast. This is way, way more fun.
I know I say this about everything, so I probably sound like a broken record, but I’m telling you, this is so tasty. You really can’t beat a classic combination like coffee cake, blueberries, and apples. It’s pure comfort food.
So, in the spirit of eating all things comforting before the healthy New Years resolutions are made (mine probably lasting a week, tops), let’s devour this cake. ASAP.
But, breakfast foods have got to be the ultimate comfort food. There’s nothing like a giant stack of pancakes, side of country potatoes, cinnamon rolls, bacon, or biscuits. They’re eyeball rollin’ delicious and are just beggin’ for me to come back for seconds.
And this coffee cake is no comfort food slouch. In fact, it’s comfort food to the max (let’s make 2015 the year “to the max” makes a comeback–who’s with me?!).
All right let’s talk about coffee cake!
I have quite a few coffee cake recipes on this website and I truly love them all. They kind of all tie for first place–I know that’s not entirely helpful.
What is helpful? I’ll list a few others I think you should try after this Apple Blueberry Coffee Cake. Let’s call it a New Year’s baking resolution. 😉
- Strawberry Lemon Coffee Cake
- Vanilla Chai Latte Coffee Cake
- Coffee Cake Banana Bread (it’s not truly a traditional coffee cake recipe, but it’s full of crumb topping!)
Let’s discuss this super easy Apple Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe!
- This coffee cake is absurdly easy. It begins with mixing the dry ingredients together, which consists of the usual suspects of flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon, and the not-so-usual all spice.
- Next, mix together milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and eggs. Once stirred together, make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour in the liquid, and stir together gently. Once the mixture is just combined, add in chopped apples and blueberries.
- To make the topping, mix together brown sugar, melted butter, flour, and cinnamon. Spoon the mixture of the top of the batter, and swirl with a rubber spatula.
As mentioned above, the topping uses melted butter. Unlike a traditional crumb topping, this brown sugar topping forms more of a caramelized brown sugar crust.
At first, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it as much as a crumb topping (because I live for crumb topping), but let me tell you–this might be my new favorite coffee cake topping! It pairs perfectly with the tender crumb of the cake.
And the vanilla glaze on top? It’s practically perfect. 🙌🏻
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp all spice
- 1/2 Tbsp lemon zest
- 3/4 cup chopped apples, whatever you have on hand is fine, however the firmer the better
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9" circular cake pan or an 8x8 square baking pan.
- In a small bowl, mix together flour, sugar, lemon zest, baking powder, cinnamon, all spice and salt.
- In a separate mixing bowl, lightly mix together oil, egg, vanilla extract, and milk.
- Make a well in the center of dry ingredients, and pour wet ingredients into it. Stir gently, as to not over stir the mix.
- Once just combined, fold in chopped apples and blueberries. Pour into your pan and set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together the topping ingredients until combined. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the batter in the pan. Use a rubber spatula to swirl the topping.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until your cake tester comes out clean.
- While the cake is cooling, make the icing by stirring together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Drizzle over the top of the coffee cake.
- Serve warm, or cool.