Delicious Apple Custard Coffee Cake Recipe

My illustrious readers, hear ye, hear ye! I present to thee a recipe quite unlike any other – an Apple Custard Coffee Cake Recipe that is certain to awaken your palate and enrich your soul.

Picture this – tart apples baked into a timeless custard cake, with hints of cinnamon and brown sugar delicately seeping through each layer. Every bite not only transports you to heaven but leaves you craving more long after it’s gone.

This recipe has been passed down through generations in my family’s collection of recipe books; it’s been tweaked and refined until it was deemed perfect. It’s the kind of recipe that’ll make you want to kiss the baker’s hand, and I must say, this baker measures no less than a goddess in the skill of the culinary arts.

So, grab your aprons and let us embark on a journey that’ll leave those who taste it wanting more even before they’ve had a bite. Let us venture into the magical world of apple custard coffee cake that’ll kickass cookin’ chez moi like no other.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apple Custard Coffee Cake
Apple Custard Coffee Cake

The aroma of cinnamon, sugar and baked apple pie filling reminds us all of the warmth of home. There’s something so delightful about dessert recipes, that it can leave you speechless. One such recipe is this Apple Custard Coffee Cake recipe, which is sure to capture your taste buds and heart, making you want more.

This recipe is a perfect blend of traditional Irish Apple Kuchen Recipe, German Apple Crumble and Sponge Cake. A delicious apple-kicked dish that will surely impress! The combination of tart apples and custard coffee cake create an unmatchable taste that you’ll love.

One of the best parts about this recipe is that there are so many variations to try it out. Whether you want to add nuts to it, or swap the apples for pears, this recipe is an excellent kick-ass cookin adventure. You can experiment with different versions of the ingredients to make your own perfect variation.

The best part about this recipe? You don’t need any special flavors to enjoy it. Baking chez moi has always been my passion, and I have tried a lot of dessert recipes without success, but with this Pecan Custard Coffee Cake Recipe – It became my best baked dessert ever.

You are exactly where you need to be if you’re looking for an impressive yet easy-to-follow recipe that will please everyone at home! Try this unbeatable combo for apple custard coffee cake today and see for yourself why everyone loves it so much!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven in every bite.
A slice of heaven in every bite.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this apple custard coffee cake recipe.

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups of biscuit baking mix
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar, divided 3/4 and 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Tart Apples

  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced

Make sure to have all the ingredients on hand before starting to bake to save time and ensure that you don’t run out halfway through the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Sweetness and spice all in one slice.
Sweetness and spice all in one slice.

Let me guide you through the how-to of this delightful apple custard coffee cake recipe. With a little patience and effort, you will have a mouth-watering cake to share with your loved ones.

– 2 cups biscuit baking mix
– 1 cup + 2 tbsp white sugar, divided
– 4 cups milk
– 1 baker’s measure (8 tsp) German apple custard (Jell-O brand)
– 1/2 cup light brown sugar
– 1 (21 oz) can baked apple pie filling
– 4 eggs
– 2 tsp vanilla extract
– 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine biscuit baking mix and 1 cup of white sugar. Add milk, German apple custard, light brown sugar, baked apple pie filling, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

  3. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and sprinkle chopped pecans on top.

  4. Bake for around 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.

  5. While hot from the oven, sprinkle the top with the remaining white sugar.

  6. Cool to room temperature before serving.

That’s it! Making apple custard coffee cake is just that simple, yet so delicious!

Substitutions and Variations

 Indulge in the perfect combination of coffee and dessert.
Indulge in the perfect combination of coffee and dessert.

My dearest readers, if you feel like spicing up this apple custard coffee cake recipe, I have a few variations that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Firstly, you can replace the tart apples with pears to create a delightful pear custard coffee cake. The juicy sweetness of the pears complements the creamy custard perfectly. For those who want something nutty and crunchy, try swapping out the chopped pecans for almond slices or walnuts.

If you prefer something less sweet, reduce the sugar amount in the recipe by 1/3 cup or replace it with sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. You can also add a touch of caramel to the custard by substituting 1 tablespoon of milk with caramel sauce.

For our vegan friends, skip out on the 2 eggs and use 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce instead. Use non-dairy milk and butter for baking accordingly. You can achieve a gluten-free version by using a gluten-free baking mix instead of biscuit baking mix.

Lastly, for an Irish twist, mix in some raisins and a teaspoon of cinnamon into the batter. And let’s not forget about one of my all-time favorites – German Apple Kuchen! Add a layer of sliced apples on top of the cake batter before pouring the custard over them. Dust it with cinnamon sugar and bake it away!

There are endless possibilities to tweak this recipe according to your liking. So go ahead and let your creativity take charge, my fellow bakers. Here’s to some kick-ass cookin’!

Serving and Pairing

 No better way to start your day than with this Apple Custard Coffee Cake.
No better way to start your day than with this Apple Custard Coffee Cake.

When I think of this apple custard coffee cake, I can’t help but crave a hot cup of coffee. This cake is perfect as a mid-morning or afternoon snack paired with a warm and cozy coffee blend. The cinnamon and sugar in the cake compliments the delicate balance of acidity and sweetness present in each sip of coffee.

As for serving, slices can be served for breakfast, dessert, or even packed for an on-the-go snack. Drizzle some caramel sauce or top it off with a dollop of whipped cream for an extra treat.

If you’re looking to add some variety to your dessert spread, try pairing this delicious coffee cake with Irish custard sauce. The creamy texture complements the baked apple flavor in the cake perfectly. You can also opt to serve it with traditional Irish apple kuchen recipe or even German streusel cake.

For those looking to keep it simple, serve it alongside some vanilla ice-cream or chocolate shavings for an indulgent twist.

No matter how you choose to serve it, this apple custard coffee cake is definitely the star of the show and pairs well with just about any hot beverage or dessert recipe book that you have in your collection.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Warm up your morning with a slice of freshly baked cake and a cup of coffee.
Warm up your morning with a slice of freshly baked cake and a cup of coffee.

Ah, the joys of planning and preparation. As a barista and a connoisseur of all things delicious, I always recommend making this delightful apple custard coffee cake ahead of time. Trust me when I say that it’s even better when it’s been chilled in the refrigerator overnight. This allows the flavors to mix and mingle, creating a heavenly fusion of custard, cinnamon, sugar and tart apples.

To make ahead, simply bake the cake as directed. Once it’s cooled completely, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to two days. You can also freeze it for up to a month. Just be sure to wrap it well with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.

When you’re ready to serve, take the cake out of the fridge or freezer and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before reheating. You can reheat it in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes or until it’s heated through.

As for storing leftovers, again, wrap the cake tightly with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator for up to three days. I recommend storing any remaining icing separately so you can reheat it slightly before pouring over slices of cake.

But let’s be honest, there probably won’t be any leftovers once your guests get a taste of this kick-ass cookin’. So go ahead and indulge in all its glory – either right away, or stored safely for later enjoyment!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The smell of apples and cinnamon will make your home feel like a cozy haven.
The smell of apples and cinnamon will make your home feel like a cozy haven.

Making the perfect apple custard coffee cake requires precision and attention to detail. Here are some tips to ensure your cake comes out perfect every time:

1. Use the Right Apples

Choose tart apples that will hold up during baking, such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples. Avoid using softer, sweeter apples like Gala or Red Delicious, as they tend to break down during baking.

2. Mix Ingredients Thoroughly

Make sure to mix all of the wet ingredients thoroughly before adding in the dry ingredients. This will ensure an evenly mixed batter and prevent lumps from forming.

3. Don’t Overmix

While it’s important to mix your ingredients thoroughly, overmixing can cause your cake to become tough and dense. Only mix until the ingredients are just combined.

4. Use a Measuring Scale

For precise measurements, use a measuring scale instead of cups or spoons. This will guarantee that you’re using the exact amount of each ingredient needed and will result in a perfectly balanced cake.

5. Add Optional Extras

If you want to add more flavor and texture to your apple custard coffee cake, consider adding chopped pecans or a crumble topping on top of the batter before baking.

6. Bake at the Right Temperature

Make sure to preheat your oven before baking and bake at the recommended temperature for the specified amount of time. This will ensure even cooking throughout and a perfectly baked cake.

7. Wait for it to Cool Before Serving

While it may be tempting to dig right into your freshly baked apple custard coffee cake, let it cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. This will allow it to set up properly and prevent it from falling apart when you cut into it.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make a perfect apple custard coffee cake every time, with a tender crumb and delicious custardy filling that’s sure to impress any crowd.

Bottom Line

Altogether, this Apple Custard Coffee Cake recipe is a must-try for any coffee and dessert lover. With its delicious blend of cinnamon and sugar, tart apples, custard filling, and chopped pecans on top, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser no matter the occasion.

So why not add some sweetness and warmth to your day with this delectable treat? Whether you enjoy it as an indulgent breakfast or a comforting dessert, this cake is sure to bring joy and satisfaction to your taste buds. Trust me when I say that this recipe will kick ass in any kitchen and be one of the best baked dessert recipes in your recipe book!

In the end, regardless of whether you’re an experienced baker or an aspiring novice, this Apple Custard Coffee Cake recipe is simple enough to follow yet sophisticated enough to impress. So go ahead and give it a try – I promise that once you taste it, you’ll want to make it again and again!

Apple Custard Coffee Cake

Apple Custard Coffee Cake Recipe

Apples, pecans and cinnamon in a custard-like filling. You could also use this as a dessert. From Taste of Home.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 430.5 kcal


  • 2 cups baking mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a bowl, combine baking mix, 1/4 cup sugar, milk and vanilla; mix well. Stir in pecans. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Toss apples with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle over batter.
  • In a bowl, combine eggs, cream and remaining sugar. Pour over the apples; sprinkle with remaining cinnamon. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 167gCalories: 430.5kcalCarbohydrates: 47.1gProtein: 6.6gFat: 25.1gSaturated Fat: 8.9gCholesterol: 110.1mgSodium: 384mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 29.2g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Apple, Breads, Easy, Fruit
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