Apple Nut Coffee Cake
Apple Coffee Cake Recipe

Apple Nut Coffee Cake

This apple coffee cake is perfect for a weekend brunch or for a casual morning gathering with friends over coffee.

20 min
50 min



2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 cup milk

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 medium (2 cups) cooking apples,  peeled, chopped


1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


 *Substitute 1 (16-ounce) can peaches, drained, chopped.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all cake ingredients except apples in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Gently stir in apples. Spread batter into greased 13x9-inch baking pan.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine all topping ingredients in bowl; sprinkle over batter.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Tip #1

We recommend using Red Rome, McIntosh or Haralson apples.


13Fat (mg)
55Cholesterol (mg)
250Sodium (mg)
37Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)


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our online community

  November 20, 2014

Thank goodness for the internet! I had originally gotten this recipe almost 30 years ago and make it every year in the fall for my husband and for work. I lost the recipe but found it here on the Land O Lakes website. You saved the day!

— says Maribeth
  April 07, 2012

Awesome! My husband said this one is a keeper and I can make it whenever I want again. I may add one more apple next time, but it is delicious with only two.

— says Lynn
  September 06, 2011

This is a super easy recipe and it is so moist and delicious. I will definitely make it again and again.

— says Rosa
  March 02, 2010

I participate in "First Friday" at my daughter's elementary school, where we bring in treats for the teachers. I tried this recipe and not a crumb was left. It has a wonderful fragrance, moistness and flavor. Definitely going in my recipe box.

— says Leslie
  March 01, 2010

This coffee cake was a hit. It also freezes well.

— says Charlotte
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