Delicious Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake Recipe

Welcome, dear friends and coffee lovers, to my humble abode of recipes! Today, I am excited to share with you a delightful mixture of apple and coffee. The wonderful blend of flavors between these two ingredients will leave your taste buds wanting more.

One of the best ways to enjoy a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors is by indulging in a delicious Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake. This cake recipe has been passed down from generations and is a classic dessert that everyone loves.

As a barista, I have come across various coffee combinations throughout my career; however, this has to be one of my all-time favorites. The aroma of freshly ground cinnamon and the soft texture paired with hints of sugar make it an irresistible treat that you can enjoy anytime.

So without further ado, let’s dive into the ingredients and get started on this incredible journey that we like to call “Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake.”

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake
Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake

Greetings, coffee and cake lovers!

Allow me to introduce you to a delightful recipe that is sure to tickle your taste buds and warm your soul – the Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake Recipe. This delicious cake blends classic apple kuchen with rich, indulgent coffee cake to create a flavor combination that will leave you wanting more.

There are many reasons why you’ll love this recipe. First of all, it’s incredibly versatile. Whether you’re looking for a sweet snack to accompany your morning coffee or an impressive dessert to serve at a dinner party, this apple kuchen coffee cake will fit the bill perfectly.

Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is that it’s easy to make. With simple ingredients like Bisquick baking mix, yogurt, and fresh apples, the recipe comes together quickly without requiring any special skills or equipment. Plus, the end result is a moist and fluffy crumb cake that will impress even the most discerning palates.

But perhaps the best reason why you’ll love this recipe is its taste. The tender chunks of cinnamon-coated apples add sweet bursts of flavor throughout each slice of moist, delicate crumb cake. A crumbly streusel adds just the right amount of texture and crunch while not overpowering the subtle flavors.

Overall, this Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake Recipe encapsulates all of the warmth and heartiness that we look for in cozy autumn treats. It’s understated yet sophisticated, perfect for treating yourself or entertaining guests. Let’s get baking!

Ingredient List

 This apple kuchen coffee cake is the perfect pick-me-up for a chilly morning
This apple kuchen coffee cake is the perfect pick-me-up for a chilly morning

Let’s talk about the recipe ingredients. Before starting, make sure you have everything on hand. The Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake Recipe includes the following ingredients:

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Original Bisquick Baking Mix
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 large cooking apple, peeled and sliced (around 2 cups)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup of margarine, softened

Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of butter or margarine, softened

Make sure to double-check your pantry to avoid any last-minute trips to the store!

The Recipe How-To

 Savor the warm aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg with every bite
Savor the warm aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg with every bite

Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients for this Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake Recipe, it’s time to get started with the recipe. Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it may sound, and soon you’ll have a delicious cake to enjoy with your friends and family.

Step 1: Make the Streusel Topping

Making the streusel topping is a crucial step in creating this delicious coffee cake. In a small bowl, mix together ¼ cup of granulated sugar, ¼ cup of all-purpose flour, and 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon. Then add ¼ cup of softened butter or margarine and mix until you have reached a crumbly consistency. Set this mixture aside.

Step 2: Mix the Cake Batter

In a larger bowl, whisk together two cups of Bisquick baking mix, one egg, and one cup of vanilla yogurt until they are well combined. Then add ½ cup of sugar and mix again.

Step 3: Prepare the Apples

Next, you will need to prepare the apples that will go inside your coffee cake. Peel and slice one large cooking apple into thin pieces. Set aside.

Step 4: Combine everything together

Now, it’s time to put everything together. Pour half of the cake batter into a greased baking dish pan (9×13 inches). Arrange your sliced apples over the top of the batter so they cover it completely. Sprinkle half of your streusel topping over the apples.

Pour the remaining cake batter over your apple layer to completely cover them and smooth out evenly. Add the rest of your streusel mixture on top.

Step 5: Bake Your Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake

Preheat oven at 350°F (180°C) before placing your baking dish inside it. Bake it for approximately45-50 minutes or until done. You can check if it is done by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, then your cake is ready to be enjoyed.

Step 6: Serve Your Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake

Serve your coffee cake warm, accompanied with a glass of chilled milk or hot coffee. It can also be garnished with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for an even more indulgent taste.

Now that you know how to make this easy and delicious Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake Recipe, perfect for any occasion, go ahead and give it a try. You won’t regret it!

Substitutions and Variations

 Take your coffee game to the next level with this flavorful treat
Take your coffee game to the next level with this flavorful treat

When it comes to making a recipe your own, the possibilities for experimentation are endless. Don’t be afraid to swap out ingredients or add your own unique touches to this apple kuchen coffee cake recipe. Here are a few substitutions and variations to consider:

– Flour alternatives: If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, try substituting the Bisquick baking mix with a gluten-free flour blend or almond flour.

– Different fruit: While this recipe calls for cooking apples, feel free to swap them out for other fruits like pears, peaches or berries.

– Streusel Topping: If you prefer a different type of streusel topping, Betty Crocker or cake mix would also work well. Try using brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice in place of granulated sugar and cinnamon for a more fall-inspired flavor.

– Egg substitute: If you’re looking for an egg substitute, you could try using unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana. Just keep in mind that this may alter the taste and texture of your finished product.

– Cream Cheese filling: Add some extra decadence by adding cream cheese filling to your coffee cake. Combine 4 oz cream cheese with ¼ cup granulated sugar and 1 egg in a small bowl until smooth, then pour on top of the apple layer before adding the streusel.

Whatever variations you decide to make, be sure to keep an eye on your baking time and monitor if any additional moisture or dryness is present due to ingredient substitutions. Happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

 A slice of this cake will have you feeling like the ultimate coffee connoisseur
A slice of this cake will have you feeling like the ultimate coffee connoisseur

My dear coffee and cake enthusiasts, once you’ve baked this delightful apple kuchen coffee cake, it’s time to serve and savor the flavor. This moist and buttery cake with cinnamon-sugar apples permeating each slice is a great choice for breakfast, brunch or even an afternoon treat.

I recommend serving the apple kuchen coffee cake warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce for that perfect balance of sweetness. If you’re looking for a savory pairing, a cup of Earl Grey tea with a bit of milk will be lovely to cut through the sweetness of the cake. Or if you’re in the mood for something stronger, a robust cup of French press coffee will do wonders to enhance the cinnamon aroma.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also pair this German-inspired apple kuchen coffee cake with a traditional German Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) spread. Have it with some Rüdesheimer coffee – hot coffee mixed with Asbach Uralt brandy and topped with vanilla whipped cream – or matcha lattes infused with Germany’s ever-popular Apfelstrudel. Trust me; your taste buds will take a journey once they bite into each moist piece of this apple kuchen goodness.

Delectably Yours,

The Barista

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Freshly diced apples add a sweet crunch to every mouthful
Freshly diced apples add a sweet crunch to every mouthful

One of the best things about this Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake recipe is how versatile it is when it comes to storage and reheating. Whether you want to make it ahead of time or have leftovers, you will have several options for storing and reheating this cake.

If you’re planning on making this recipe ahead of time, consider baking the coffee cake a day before serving. Once baked, allow the cake to cool completely, then wrap it tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. You can then store the wrapped coffee cake in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

When it comes to reheating your German Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake, there are several ways to do so. One way is to take it out of the refrigerator and leave it at room temperature for a few hours until it’s no longer cold. Then, you can reheat individual slices of the coffee cake in the oven by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and placing the slices directly on a baking sheet for about 5-10 minutes, or until warmed through.

Another option is to reheat your coffee cake in the microwave. Simply cut a slice, wrap it in a damp paper towel or cover with a microwave-safe lid, and heat for about 15-30 seconds on high power until warmed through.

Storing an uneaten portion of this Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake is also easy. You can keep your leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. If you want to enjoy it beyond that point and have some leftover cream cheese frosting around, feel free to put some on!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Top this cake off with a dollop of whipped cream for an extra dose of sweetness
Top this cake off with a dollop of whipped cream for an extra dose of sweetness

Whenever I bake anything, I always strive for perfection. It is my job as a barista to give you the tips and tricks to make sure your Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake comes out perfectly. Here are some tips that can help you get the best results out of this recipe.

1. Use Fresh Apples

It is essential to use fresh apples that are not too ripe or too soft. Cooking apples such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp would be an ideal choice for this recipe. You want apples that hold their shape when baking, but they are still soft and juicy.

2. Mix the Streusel Topping Well

The key to a perfect streusel topping is mixing it well with your hands until it looks crumbly. This will give you the perfect texture for the topping, which adds a nice crunch to the cake.

3. Get the Bisquick Mix Consistency Right

When making the cake batter, be careful not to overmix or undermix the Bisquick baking mix. You want a smooth consistency that is thick but not lumpy.

4. Don’t Overbake

Keep an eye on your cake while baking to avoid overbaking. If you notice that the cake is browning too quickly, lower the temperature or cover it with foil to prevent burning.

5. Use Room Temperature Ingredients

Using ingredients that are at room temperature will help make sure your cake bakes evenly and rises properly. Take out ingredients like eggs and butter from the fridge 30 minutes before starting, so they have time to warm up.

6. Allow Enough Time for Cooling

Once your Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake is out of the oven, resist the urge to cut into it right away. Allow it to cool in the pan for at least 10-15 minutes before transferring it onto a wire rack to cool completely.

By following these tips, you’ll have a delicious and perfect Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake that will be the star of any coffee break or brunch.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this apple kuchen coffee cake recipe is an irresistible treat for any coffee lover. The combination of the warm cinnamon and juicy apple flavors is sure to make your taste buds dance with joy. With Bisquick baking mix at your side, this recipe is a breeze to make – even for beginner bakers!

The creamy vanilla yogurt and tangy cream cheese add an extra richness and depth of flavor to this German-inspired coffee cake. Plus, with all the substitutions and variations possible, it’s easy to make it your own.

Whether you need to impress your brunch guests or just want a comforting slice of cake with your morning coffee, this apple kuchen coffee cake has got you covered. I highly recommend that you try out this recipe and taste the magic for yourself!

Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake

Apple Kuchen Coffee Cake Recipe

A favorite apple coffe cake from using Original Bisquick Mix. This recipe is also included in the Zaar World Tour 2005, Germany.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Calories 310.4 kcal


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or 1/3 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix, Original
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large cooking apple, peeled and thinly sliced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom and sides of a 9 x 2 inch springform pan or 9 x 1 1/2 inch round pan with shortening.
  • In a medium bowl, add sugar, butter and egg. With an electric mixer on low speed, beat mixture about 30 seconds or until smooth. Blend in Bisquick and spread over bottom and up one inch of the side of pan.
  • In a small bowl, whip together yogurt and egg until smooth. Stir in apple and spoon over batter in pan. Mix together the 1/4 cup of sugar and the 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon; sprinkle over apple mixture.
  • Bake approximately 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set and crust is deep golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Remove sides from pan if using springform and serve warm.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 116gCalories: 310.4kcalCarbohydrates: 42.3gProtein: 4.7gFat: 14.1gSaturated Fat: 6.8gCholesterol: 75.8mgSodium: 462.1mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 25.8g
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