Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
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A light, buttery, low-sugar cake full of juicy, plump apples and topped with a cinnamon sugar. You get a piece of apple in every bite.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16 slices
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup non-fat milk or milk of choice
  • 1 large apple, peeled, diced small (I used Pink Lady, but Granny Smith is perfect)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a 9-inch square or 9" round baking dish with cooking spray or grease with butter.
  3. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of the sugar with the cinnamon; set aside.
  4. In a medium size bowl, add apples and 1 tablespoon of sugar and cinnamon mixture. Let it rest while you make the cake.
  5. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  6. Using an electric mixer; beat the butter with remaining ¼ cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla extract and egg until blended. Add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk, beating after each addition until just combined.
  7. Pour half of the batter in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour apple slices on the batter so they just cover the batter. Spread the rest of the batter over the apples (Note: Just work with the batter, it will come together.) Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar on top of the batter.
  8. Bake the cake for 20 - 23 minutes or until it is lightly golden and the cake starts to pull away from the edge of the pan.
  9. Let cool completely before serving.
  10. Serving Size: 16 square or 8 large slices
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 98 Fat: 4.7 Carbohydrates: 13 Sugar: 6.4 Sodium: 111 Fiber: 1 Protein: 1.5 Cholesterol: 23
Recipe by PB + P Design at