Delicious Apple Blossom Coffee Cake Recipe

Welcome, coffee lovers! Today, I’ll be sharing with you my delicious recipe for Apple Blossom Coffee Cake. Imagine the smell of cinnamon and apples filling your home as this cake bakes in the oven. As a barista, I know how much you enjoy your coffee in the morning, and what better way to enjoy it than with a slice of this scrumptious cake?

I’ve been making this cake for years and it has always been a hit with family and friends. It’s perfect for a cozy Sunday brunch or even as a treat during the week. The combination of sweet and tangy apples with warm cinnamon spice creates an unforgettable flavor profile that will make your taste buds rejoice.

In addition to its delicious taste, this coffee cake is also incredibly easy to make. All you need are simple ingredients that are easily available in your pantry, and you can whip up this recipe in no time. Plus, the aroma of baked apples and cinnamon will make your house smell divine.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, my step-by-step instructions will guide you every step of the way. So grab a cup of coffee and let’s get started on making this delightful apple blossom coffee cake together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apple Blossom Coffee Cake
Apple Blossom Coffee Cake

You don’t have to be a coffee lover to fall head over heels for this Apple Blossom Coffee Cake recipe. There are so many reasons to love a coffee cake, but this one stands out above the rest.

Firstly, the combination of apples, cinnamon and nutmeg makes this cake taste like autumn in every bite– a seasonal delight that is hard to resist. It’s perfect for cozy evenings indoors or as an addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Secondly, the recipe is relatively simple with readily available ingredients, allowing you to create a show-stopper dessert without any unnecessary fuss. Whether you are a beginner cook or a seasoned pro, you can make this cake with ease and get great results every time.

Thirdly, this cake can be served at any time of day as the perfect treat to pair with a hot cup of your favorite coffee or tea. The moist yet fluffy texture complements the nutty flavor of pecans and the sweetness of cooked apples bursting within.

Lastly, you can get creative with the recipe by making subtle variations such as adding orange zest or substituting granny smith apples for cooking apples. Your imagination is your limit! You can dress it up for special occasions, share it with friends or family, or just eat the leftovers for breakfast! Trust me; it’s delicious.

Therefore, whether you’re looking for an indulgent morning treat or a dessert that will surpass expectations at any dinner party, this Apple Blossom Coffee Cake recipe will not disappoint!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heavenly sweetness that will make your taste buds dance.
A slice of heavenly sweetness that will make your taste buds dance.

Get Ready to Make a Delicious Apple Blossom Coffee Cake with These Ingredients:

– Unsalted butter (softened) 225g/8oz plus extra for greasing\
The unsalted butter adds richness and moisture to the cake. Softening the butter beforehand will make it easier to combine with the sugar.

– Sugar 2 cups\
Granulated sugar is what gives the cake its sweetness.

– Eggs 2 large free-range\
Eggs bind the ingredients together and add structure. Using free-range eggs makes a difference in flavor and quality.

– All-purpose flour 2 cups/225g 8oz\
Flour gives structure to the cake by holding everything together.

– Baking powder 1tsp\
Baking powder is used as a leavening agent to make the cake fluffy and rise.

– Salt 1/2 tsp\
Adding salt brings out the flavors in the other ingredients, making your coffee cake taste even better.

– Ground cinnamon 1 tsp\
Cinnamon adds spiciness and warmth to any dish, complementing the flavors of apples in this recipe.

-Ground nutmeg (optional) a pinch
Adding nutmeg is optional but highly recommended as it enhances the apple flavor of the coffee cake

**- Cooking apples peeled and cored 4 cups/500g – Granny Smith or similar tart apples work well in this recipe. The tartness balances out with the sweetness of the cake, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.

– Vanilla extract (1 tsp)\
Vanilla extract highlights the natural sweetness of baked goods, giving them that extra oomph of flavor.

– Pecans (optional) 100g/3½oz \
Adding pecans as toppings can give your coffee cake some texture and crunchiness. They also complement well with cinnamon apple flavors.

With these simple yet important ingredients, you’ll be able to make a spectacular apple blossom coffee cake perfect for any occasion.

The Recipe How-To

 Perfectly baked and filled with juicy apples, this coffee cake is a delight for the senses.
Perfectly baked and filled with juicy apples, this coffee cake is a delight for the senses.

Now, for the exciting part – making your very own Apple Blossom Coffee Cake! Trust me, this recipe might look a little intimidating at first, but it’s easier than it seems.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

Ensure that you have all your ingredients ready before starting to make the cake. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting halfway through a recipe, realizing you’re missing a crucial ingredient or tool.

Step 2: Prepare Your Apples and Pecans

Begin by preparing your apples and pecans. Chop both into small pieces and season with a mixture of ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg. Mix everything together and set aside.

Step 3: Make The Cake Batter

Take out a mixing bowl and add good quality unsalted butter, which has been previously softened, as well as some sugar. Using an electric mixer or whisk, cream the butter and sugar together until they are light and fluffy.

After beating the butter and sugar, add in two large eggs, one at a time, making sure to incorporate each egg entirely before adding the next.

Next, sift in all-purpose flour, followed by some salt and baking soda. Combine everything thoroughly.

Finally, add 1 cup of sour cream to the mixture and mix until there are no lumps of flour left behind.

Step 4: Combine The Batter With The Apples And Pecans

It’s time to combine everything! Take your chopped apples and pecans (which were prepared in step two), pour them into the cake batter mixture. Add some vanilla extract to the batter as well, giving it an extra burst of flavour!

Stir thoroughly until all pecans and apples are distributed evenly throughout the batter.

Step 5: Bake

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10-inch Bundt pan generously with butter.

Add the cake mix into the greased Bundt pan, spreading it evenly. Top with some extra chopped pecans (optional) and bake for around 60-70 minutes until it becomes golden brown.

You can check if your cake is ready after inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If the pick comes out clean, your cake is ready!

Step 6: Enjoy

Once finished, leave your Apple Blossom Coffee Cake to cool for at least 15 minutes. Slice it thinly and serve with whipped cream or ice cream of your choice. It’s a perfect treat for any time of day – as a breakfast side with morning coffee, an afternoon snack or dessert after dinner.

Now, you know how to make this heavenly cake. Go ahead and give it a try!

Substitutions and Variations

 Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? This apple blossom coffee cake is the ultimate treat!
Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? This apple blossom coffee cake is the ultimate treat!

Now, let’s talk about how you can make this Apple Blossom Coffee Cake your own. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Flour: Instead of all-purpose flour, you can use self-raising flour. If you are using self-raising flour, omit the baking soda and salt from the recipe.

– Spices: The recipe calls for ground nutmeg and cinnamon, but you can experiment with other spices like cardamom, ginger, or cloves to add more flavor to the cake.

– Apples: You can use any type of cooking apples for this recipe. Granny Smith apples are a classic choice, but other varieties like Honeycrisp or Braeburn will work just as well.

– Pecans: Substitute pecans for almonds or walnuts if you prefer.

– Topping: If you want to change up the topping, try making a crumble topping by combining flour, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Sprinkle it over the top of the cake mixture before baking.

– Vanilla Apple Blossom Cake: Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract to the batter for an extra kick of flavor.

– Raw Apple Blossoms: Cut raw apples into thin slices and arrange on top of the batter to make a beautiful display of apple flowers!

Whatever substitutions and variations you choose to try, make sure you keep track of your changes so that you can recreate your perfect rendition next time around!

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect pairing to a hot cup of coffee on a chilly morning— this apple blossom coffee cake.
The perfect pairing to a hot cup of coffee on a chilly morning— this apple blossom coffee cake.

Nothing pairs better with a warm slice of Apple Blossom Coffee Cake than a steaming hot cup of coffee. The combination of the warm and buttery cake, the soft apples, and nutty pecans mixed with the rich and bold flavor of coffee is simply divine. My recommendation is to choose a medium-bodied coffee that provides a balanced acidity, allowing it to complement the sweetness of the cake without overpowering it.

For an even more indulgent experience, try serving this cake warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The contrast between the hot cake and cold ice cream is sure to delight your taste buds. Alternatively, you could serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce for added richness.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also pair this cake with a mug of hot apple cider or cinnamon tea for a cozy fall treat. Its flavors fit perfectly with the autumnal spirit- sublime for enjoying while snuggled up to read or watch some TV on chilly evenings.

This Apple Blossom Coffee Cake is perfect as a brunch item or an afternoon tea time snack, but don’t let that stop you from having it any time of day- it’s just too good to resist!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Not your ordinary coffee cake! This apple blossom recipe will take your morning ritual to the next level.
Not your ordinary coffee cake! This apple blossom recipe will take your morning ritual to the next level.

I understand that time is precious, so you might want to know how to make this scrumptious apple blossom coffee cake ahead of time. Good news! This coffee cake can be made ahead of time and stored properly for later consumption.

After baking, let the apple blossom coffee cake cool down completely before wrapping it in plastic wrap as well as foil. You can keep the wrapped cake in the refrigerator for up to three days or freeze it for up to three months. I recommend placing the cake on a flat surface in your freezer and ensuring the wrapping is sealed tightly to avoid freezer burn.

Reheating the cake is possibly the most enjoyable part – the aroma from the oven will entice your taste buds. To reheat and serve, remove from freezer or refrigerator and allow it to sit at room temperature for thirty minutes uncovered. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C), place the cake on a baking tray, and reheat it in the oven for approximately ten minutes until it’s heated thoroughly. You may also microwave it if you’re short on time. Place a slice of apple blossom coffee cake on a microwave-safe plate and microwave it for s minute or until heated through.

I recommend slicing and storing leftovers separately from crumbs or toppings that may have loosened during storage. Doing this will help preserve its texture, moisture, flavor, and crunchiness.

Now that you know how to store correctly or reheat perfectly, you can always have flavorful, moist slices available whenever you crave them.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get ready to experience a symphony of flavors with every bite of this apple-infused coffee cake.
Get ready to experience a symphony of flavors with every bite of this apple-infused coffee cake.

If you are looking to make the perfect Apple Blossom Coffee Cake, there are a few tips and tricks that could help you out. After working in the coffee industry for years, I’ve learned a couple of things that could assist in making your baked goods sellable. Here are some pitfalls you should avoid to craft a delectable coffee cake.

When incorporating the dry ingredients into your wet ingredients, keep in mind not to overmix the batter. Overmixing leads to a denser cake, which is what we do not want. Gently fold in the flour mixture and ensure that it’s only combined and not mixed aggressively.

Another critical point to note is baking time – following the recipe instructions is commendable, but sometimes oven temperatures may differ. Tent the cake with foil after 50 minutes of baking if it’s browning too quickly on top. Stick a toothpick in the center of the cake after 60 minutes- if it comes out clean, then the cake is done. If not, cover it back up and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Do you love your coffee cake moist? Add sour cream or buttermilk to your batter mixture as this significantly impacts the softness and sweetness of your coffee cake. The acidity from sour cream or buttermilk activates the baking soda in your recipe; as a result, it helps leaven our batter, which gives us airy texture.

Also, let’s talk crumble! The best crumble is produced from using melted butter instead of room temperature butter. Melted butter makes sure everything turns out nice and sandy: crisp crumbs with no lumps or large pieces stuck together. Baking involves many chemistry bits and bobs – every ingredient plays its role.

Lastly, you cannot go wrong by topping off this classic Apple Blossom Coffee Cake with vanilla glaze! Drizzle this luscious glaze of powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract over your coffee cake, making it even more indulgent.

With these few tips, you’ll have the perfect Apple Blossom Coffee Cake to share with your loved ones.


Before we wrap up this article on making the perfect Apple Blossom Coffee Cake, let’s answer some frequently asked questions to ensure that you have all the information you need to bake this delicious cake with confidence. These FAQs will provide a better understanding of the recipe and help troubleshoot any potential obstacles that may arise while making this scrumptious treat. So, let’s dive into the most popular queries surrounding this apple blossom coffee cake recipe.

What makes a coffee cake a coffee cake?

Coffee cake can refer to either a sponge cake infused with coffee flavor or a type of sweet cake popular in the United States, which is best served with tea or coffee. The latter is usually round in shape, with two layers held together by a layer of coffee butter icing, which is also spread on top of the cake.

What is the difference between tea cake and coffee cake?

Coffee and Tea cakes are both popular baked goods, but they differ in their density, sweetness, origin, and intended consumption. Coffee Cake, which gained popularity in Europe, is typically denser and sweeter compared to Tea Cake. On the other hand, Tea Cake has its roots in England and is meant to be served alongside a cup of tea. Unlike Coffee Cake, Tea Cake is less dense and less sweet and can come in various forms like cookies or wheat bread.

How do you make a Mary Berry coffee cake?

For making a delicious coffee and walnut cake, you’ll need some basic ingredients. Softened unsalted butter of 100g/3½oz, caster sugar of 100g/3½oz, free-range eggs of two large sizes, self-raising flour of 100g/3½oz along with a level teaspoon of baking powder, chopped walnuts of 50g/1¾oz and a tablespoon of coffee essence. Make sure to grease some extra butter to flavor up the cake. In this article, I’ll guide you through making the perfect coffee and walnut cake with ease.

How to make apple cake Mary Berry?

For this recipe, we will need 225g/8oz of cold baking spread, along with some extra for greasing the baking tin. We’ll also need 225g/8oz of caster sugar, 225g/8oz of self-raising flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 4 large free-range eggs that have been beaten, 2 eating apples that have been peeled, cored, and grated, and finally, some icing sugar to dust on top once it’s done baking.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Apple Blossom Coffee Cake recipe will become your new favorite. This delicious and flavorful cake with a combination of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans is a perfect treat for any occasion. With its easy-to-follow directions and simple ingredients list, you can whip up this cake in no time. You can also play around with variations and substitutions to create something uniquely delicious every time. And let’s not forget about the heavenly aroma of baked apples and cinnamon that will fill your kitchen.

Whether you are serving it for breakfast or dessert, this cake pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea. You can also make it ahead and store it for later enjoyment. With tips and tricks from expert bakers like Mary Berry and Half Baked Harvest, you can take this recipe to new heights.

So go ahead, grab a slice of this soft, moist cake decorated with an irresistible crumble topping accompanied by cherry blossom coffee or classic tea. Trust me; you won’t be disappointed!

Apple Blossom Coffee Cake

Apple Blossom Coffee Cake Recipe

Although not listed in the ingredients, my Mom has been known to mix up a glaze with confectionary sugar to drizzle over this. She has a slight sweet tooth!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 480.9 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups cooking apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Combine 2 cups sugar, oil, and eggs in a large bowl, beating with a whisk until blended. Stir in the apple, 1 cup pecans, and vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, soda, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg; add to the apple mixture, stirring until blended (batter will be thick). Spread the batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan.
  • Combine the remaining 1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup pecans, and 1 tsp cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over the batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares and serve.

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Serving: 120gCalories: 480.9kcalCarbohydrates: 57.8gProtein: 4.5gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 3.3gCholesterol: 24.8mgSodium: 214mgFiber: 2.5gSugar: 36.5g
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