Apple Crumb Coffee Cake

Coffee Cakes & Sweet Treats

Looking for a way to use your September apples? Fleischmann’s Yeast suggests: Apple Crumb Coffee Cake.





1 (9-inch) cake

Prep Time

20 minutes

Rise Time

1 hour

Bake Time

35 to 40 minutes

Cool Time

10 minutes


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cooking apples, cored and sliced
  • Crumb Topping (recipe follows)


Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large mixer bowl. Heat water, milk, and butter until very warm (120o to 130oF). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.  Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour. Beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour to make stiff batter. Spread evenly in greased 9-inch square pan. Arrange apple slices evenly over batter. Sprinkle Crumb Topping over apples. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Bake at 375oF for 35 to 40 minutes or until done.  Cool in pan 10 minutes.  Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.

Crumb Topping: Combine 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 3 tablespoons cold butter or margarine. Mix until crumbly.

NOTE - For best results use a pastry blender to cut into the cold butter or margarine. Mix all ingredients until coarse crumbs form.