Apple Butter Coffee Cake is a cozy, spice-infused treat—sure to warm you up on a cold day.
A fluffy, moist coffee cake is flavored with fall spices and apples. The apple butter coffee cake is topped with a crumble and garnished with a dusting of powdered sugar.
You know what I love about coffee cake? It’s a cake that defies the “dessert” label. Breakfast. Brunch. The perfect afternoon snack. Sip a cup of steamy coffee and dig in whenever you want.
Apple butter coffee cake is perfect for the fall and holiday season. It’s easy, mixes together in one bowl, and bakes in one pan. A simple pleasure for when the rest of life is feeling a bit hectic.
Why KJ Loves
Apple Butter Coffee Cake
Perfectly spiced and everything nice! This Apple Butter Coffee Cake is just what you need for breakfast or brunch this Fall and Winter. It all comes together in one bowl and makes your house smell all sorts of warm and cozy.
All About Apple Butter
Apple butter provides a concentrated flavor that gives this cake a burst of apple and spice flavor—plus the right, moist consistency.
What is apple butter?
Apple butter is like an apple sauce that is cooked low and slow until the sugars caramelize and the mixture turns a deep, amber color. It’s usually flavored with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
Where can I buy apple butter?
Apple butter is usually easy to find at your local grocery store. Check out the jams/jellies section.
But. This is also a good excuse to plan a trip to your local apple orchard! I like to spend some time outdoors enjoying the Fall weather and then stock up on apple butter. If you want to make your own apple butter from scratch, Half Baked Harvest has a great homemade apple butter recipe.
Can I substitute applesauce?
It’s important that you use apple butter. Applesauce is liquidy and not spiced. It will ruin the texture and flavor of this apple butter coffee cake recipe.
Other Apple Butter Coffee Cake Ingredients
The OG butter. Melted and stirred into the batter, it makes the apple butter coffee cake rich and moist.
Because you can’t have too much spice in the Fall.
Butter, sugar, flour, and cinnamon come together to create a buttery cinnamon crumble topping that takes this coffee cake to the next level.
Serve apple butter coffee cake warm with your favorite cup of coffee, a latte, or some warm apple cider for the ultimate fall or holiday breakfast!
This is a great option for a make-ahead breakfast. I highly recommend serving the cake warm—you can warm the slices slightly in the microwave. Wait to dust with the powdered sugar until right before serving.
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