Dutch Apple Coffee Cake

Enjoy a slice of Dutch Apple Coffee Cake with your coffee or tea as a mid-morning break or an irresistible bite after a wonderful fall meal.
This family favorite has been passed down for generations and tweaked each time. The original recipe for Dutch apple coffee cake was found in a cookbook from the 70s and 80s when school and church cookbooks were popular. This cake contains a plentiful amount of apple flavoring along with some good spices.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 8-10 servings
Difficulty: Easy


  • 1½ Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp apple pie spice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ Cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 - 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into eighths
  • ¼ Cup granulated sugar


  1. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon apple pie spice and salt.
  2. In another bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until blended.
  3. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk until incorporated.
  5. Spread the batter evenly in a cake pan, loaf pan or Swiss Diamond casserole dish.
  6. Place your sliced apples around the top of the cake pushing the apple into the batter just a bit.
  7. Sprinkle the granulated sugar and the other teaspoon of apple pie spice over the top.
  8. Bake at 350°F for about 50 - 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Slice and enjoy!

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