Apple Pie Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel

Getting into the Fall spirit with this delicious Apple Pie Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel. Made with simple pantry staple ingredients, a super easy homemade apple pie filling, this coffee cake is soft, buttery, perfectly sweetened, and is everything you could dream about for Fall! But then, there’s the cinnamon pecan streusel. The topping is made with brown sugar, pecans, and delicious cinnamon to give it a little extra kick. There’s also a generous amount of apple pie filling in between the layers of fluffy coffee cake. You really can’t find anything not to love about this apple pie coffee cake. Perfect for breakfast during everyday of the week, or even as a super special thanksgiving day breakfast. I mean, who doesn’t want a classic apple pie turned into a delicious breakfast cake? Seriously, SO. GOOD.

nine slices of apple pie coffee cake on parchment with streusel, a knife, and flowers

About The Recipe

Okay, who doesn’t love cake for breakfast? But, have you ever wanted to combine pie and cake AND have them for breakfast?

Well, now you can!

Okay, maybe not exactly…but close enough! A fluffy, delicious sour cream coffee cake meets a super delicious apple pie filling, topped with cinnamon and pecan streusel. It takes the best of both and combines them together.

slice of apple pie coffee cake on parchment with flowers

I have always been a lover of coffee cake during the holidays. There’s just something about waking up one morning, making a delicious breakfast cake, while sipping on a seasonal coffee flavor.

Now, we finally have a festive Fall coffee cake to go with all of our seasonal coffees and teas! Honestly, it would even be a good dessert.

It all came together out of necessity, really. We had some leftover apple pie filling in the fridge, some sour cream that was getting a little too close to the expiration date, and some pecan halves sitting out on the counter.

Don’t you just love it when everything works out like it’s supposed to?

The idea was just a quick thought, but when we decided to actually give it a try…this beautiful cake was born!

It’s light and fluffy, but full of cinnamon-y apple pie flavor. The streusel on top just gives it that little extra crunch and sweetness you need!

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

For The Cake:

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salted Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • Sour Cream
  • Vanilla
  • Apple Pie Filling
brown sugar, flour, sugar, sour cream, apple pie filling, eggs, baking powder, vanilla, butter, and baking soda in glass bowls

For The Streusel:

  • Pecans
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Salt
cinnamon, flour, brown sugar, pecans, and salt in glass bowls

Instructions

In the food processor, combine the pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and salt. Pulse until the pecans are thoroughly chopped and no more large chunks remain. Set aside.

In a clean food processor bowl, place apple pie filling and pulse until only small chunks remain. Set aside.

Sift the flour, baking powder, and baking soda into a large bowl. Set aside.

Put the butter and the sugars into the mixer with the beater attachment. Beat until smooth, about 3-5 minutes.

Beat in eggs one at a time.

Stir in the vanilla.

Add half of the sifted dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Stir in all of the sour cream.

Add in the rest of the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Spoon half of the coffee cake batter into a greased pan. Spread evenly. You may need to tap the pan to ensure that the layer is level.

Add the apple pie filling on top and spread across evenly. Don’t like the filling touch the edges. It will burn and make the cake hard to get out of the pan.

Spoon the rest of the batter on top and spread evenly.

Top with streusel and bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes, or until the cake tests done.

Let cool slightly and serve immediately!

slice of coffee cake on parchment with a fork, flowers, and more slices behind

What To Serve With This Apple Pie Coffee Cake…

Sometimes, just cake isn’t enough! Here are a few ideas to turn this cake into a delicious breakfast or an amazing dessert.

How To Store

This cake is best kept in the fridge or freezer! You can easily store in a freezer safe bag or container, and store in either the fridge or freezer. I also definitely recommend reheating the cake before eating! It tastes good cold, but it’s much better warmed!

Substitutions

  • You can use store-bought apple pie filling for this recipe.
  • Walnuts or almonds can be used in place of the pecans for the streusel.

Expert Tips

  • This cake batter is very thick. It might be a little hard to spread.
  • You don’t have to use all of the streusel on top of the cake!
  • Don’t let the apple pie filling touch the sides of the pan. It will burn and cause the cake to stick!
  • Slide a knife around the edges of the cake before turning it out of the pan.
  • Some of the streusel will fall off when you turn the cake out.

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nine slices of apple pie coffee cake on parchment with streusel, a knife, and flowers

Apple Pie Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel

Traci
The perfect way to celebrate the Fall season! This Apple Pie Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel is easy to make, absolutely delicious, and SO. GOOD.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 830 kcal

Ingredients
 

Cake

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups salted butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream
  • 4 cups apple pie filling

Streusel Topping

  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons flour
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

Streusel Topping

  • Ina a small bow, stir together pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and salt. Set aside.

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray an 8"x12"x3" pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until fluffy, 3-5 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Add half of flour mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Mix in sour cream.
  • Add rest of flour mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Spread half of batter evenly in prepared pan.
  • Top with apple pie filling, leaving at least 1/2" around the edges.
  • Spread other half of batter of top.
  • Sprinkle with streusel topping.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes, until cake tests done.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use store-bought apple pie filling for this recipe.
  • Walnuts or almonds can be used in place of the pecans for the streusel.
Expert Tips:
  • This cake batter is very thick. It might be a little hard to spread.
  • You don’t have to use all of the streusel on top of the cake!
  • Don’t let the apple pie filling touch the sides of the pan. It will burn and cause the cake to stick!
  • Slide a knife around the edges of the cake before turning it out of the pan.
  • Some of the streusel will fall off when you turn the cake out.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SliceCalories: 830kcalCarbohydrates: 103gProtein: 9gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 618mgPotassium: 240mgFiber: 3gSugar: 56gVitamin A: 1319IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 177mgIron: 3mg

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