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I made the recipe x 1.5. Topping was delicious. Inside was just okay, could have been sweeter, tasted pretty bland unless you got a bite with the topping.
Could you use apple pie filling instead of fresh apples
Hi, Debbie! You could try it, but it would add more moisture, potentially, and sugar and whatever else is in the canned filling. Fresh apples don’t have that :D. The result might not be the same, but you could certainly try it and if it you do, please let us know how it goes!
Try rinse the apples out of the can
Wow! Happy to find this recipe. Remember my mother making it when I was a kid then I started making it as a teen. Recipe used to be on the box but no more. It’s cooling now. Hope it tastes like I remember! ♥️
My mom always made this! It would sometimes be the first thing I smelled on a Saturday morning!
How long did your father bake the coffee cake double recipe?
Hi Paul, this was in the 60s, so I’m quite sure he doesn’t remember! He used an 8×13 pyrex dish. Probably cooked it 5 to 10 minutes longer.
Well I also remember the exact same coffee cake on Sunday mornings…drooling waiting for it to be done, the smell was terrific..my mother taught me to bake, she was 96 years old at her passing.
To the point….I’m happy I found your site…..I’m making the cake later…I’ll send photos….
It was wonderful. It brought so many memories of my grandma. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. Janie Canino, Portland Texas
This was wonderful and so moist. I usually find coffee cake to be too dry, but not this one. Made with ingredients I always have in the house.
Can I use applesauce????
Hi Tammy, instead of apples? In addition to apples? If you have applesauce and not apples, I might recommend our Applesauce Spice Cake, it’s great!
So delicious… I like everything a little sweeter and I love cinnamon- so I added some extra of each…. turned out perfect!
I did a apple bottom with some cinnamon and butter, then your coffee cake on top. I baked on top of a wood stove and it was so amazing, I was told it is his new favorite. Great idea addition to coffee cake!
It was good but a little dry and needs more sugar in the batter
I thought it was very good and very easy to make I would recommend just a little more sugar but besides that it was very tasty my family enjoyed it
Turned out just as I hoped, delicious! Added a drip of vanilla extract to the batter and used a gala Apple but otherwise kept everything the same. Love how it’s not too sweet.
Trusty timesaver! Made it with 4 simple changes:Scalded the milk & infused with 3 Earl Grey tea bags which I threw in the freezer to cool for a few minutes before adding as written,added a couple grinds of nutmeg and a TBL of sour cream to the batter,used 1.5x the topping,and drizzled a quick glaze of powdered sugar thinned with OJ over the streusel after baking – big hit for such a quick and easy coffee cake
Very tasty. Thank you for a great recipe.
It’s not a comment but can a person with diabetes eat this cake
Absolutely not. Too many carbs too much sugar, together bad news.
It depends on the portion size. A person with diabetes can probably eat a small piece and pair with a protein like an egg if at breakfast. Your dietitian can help you figure out how big of a piece you can have.
Like a fluffy cake, mix by fork, not a mixer, and don’t overmix the cake, keep the clumps.
I did 22 min using glass square dish and it worked well.
I also did 3/4 of an Apple + 3/4 of a Peach chopped small — my daughter and I loved the fruit blend.
Just made this… It tastes great, but some things I’ll probably do the next time: I would divide the batter so half goes under the apples and half goes over or at least put a little batter over the apples. Also, I would add another layer of the brown sugar mixture in the middle. Other than that, it was good. The center didn’t cook as fast and I put it in for another 3 minutes. Not sure if I’ll do that next time because I felt it dried out slightly. I will just take it out and let it finish up outside of the oven. Great quick breakfast recipe!
I made this recipe tonight but didn’t have any apples so I threw in about 1/2 cup of applesauce. It turned out fab!! Yum yum yum and the kids loved it too!! It was actually a good choice because my kids don’t like chunks in their food so it made it moist and delish… And didn’t taste biscuity
Did you put the applesauce in the batter or on top?
I made this the first time this weekend. I have constantly been on the search for an easy, quick coffee cake recipe as my husband has a sweet tooth. I think this turned out very well. We ate the entire thing. I think the key is not to overmix, sprinkle some cinnamon/sugar or apple pie spice in the middle apple layer and not to overcook. It reheated well also. Elise, please tell your Dad it was great.