Delectable Apple-Pear Coffee Cake Recipe to Indulge In

Welcome, coffee lovers! Today, I am going to share with you a fantastic coffee cake recipe. This is what I like to call an “Apple-Pear Coffee Cake Recipe.” Just hearing the name of it makes my mouth water. Trust me when I say that this recipe will make you and your family crave for more.

This recipe is easy to follow and perfect for breakfast hosting. It’s quick to make and incredibly delicious. You don’t need any special skills or equipment; all you need are the ingredients that are readily available in your pantry.

The inspiration behind this recipe comes from my friend who gave me an apple-pear mix. I experimented with it to make a coffee cake, and it became a hit among my friends and family. Now, I am confident that it will become one of your favorites too.

This coffee cake recipe is perfect for those who want a sweet treat in the morning or as an afternoon snack. Pairing it with your favorite coffee not only satisfies your sweet taste buds but also gives you an energy boost to start your day.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the ingredients and get started on making this delicious Apple-Pear Coffee Cake Recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apple-Pear Coffee Cake
Apple-Pear Coffee Cake

Fellow coffee lovers, allow me to introduce you to a mouth-watering delight that will undoubtedly become your new breakfast favorite. The apple-pear coffee cake recipe is a perfect combination of fruity sweetness and warm spices that will leave you yearning for more.

The dense, moist cake filled with soft pears and juicy apples creates a level of flavor and texture that can only be achieved by baking a coffee cake. The blend of ground cinnamon and brown sugar is guaranteed to awaken your taste buds and captivate your senses.

One of the key ingredients in this recipe is sour cream, which adds richness, depth, and moisture to the cake batter. Adding sour cream to the dough results in a velvety texture that creates perfect slices. This ingredient also helps the cake stay fresh for longer, making it great for hosting morning gatherings.

For those who love convenience but still want to indulge in homemade breakfast treats, this recipe is perfect as it requires minimal effort in making it. You can easily make it ahead of time and store it in an air-tight container or freeze it until ready for consumption. These features make this recipe great for busy individuals or families.

Lastly, not only can this recipe satisfy your cravings for sweetness in the morning, but it can also accompany an evening cup of coffee or tea. With its ability to pair well with other drinks, this coffee cake recipe makes it ideal for both casual and formal settings.

All things considered, the apple-pear coffee cake recipe is an excellent choice when hosting a breakfast gathering or looking to indulge in some easy-to-make comfort food. Try out the recipe today and enjoy decadent bites of warm spiced apples mixed with refreshing pear flavors that infuse beautifully with every bite! Your taste buds will thank you dearly.

Ingredient List

 Savor the aroma of freshly baked apple-pear coffee cake.
Savor the aroma of freshly baked apple-pear coffee cake.

Let’s get started! Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 pear, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cooking apple, peeled and chopped
  • A handful of pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

The flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt are the backbone of the cake mix. They work together to create a fluffy texture that is perfect for a coffee cake recipe.

Adding unsalted butter might seem simple but it brings richness to the coffee cake. The sugar, eggs and vanilla extract help to sweeten and flavor your coffee cake base.

But what makes this recipe unique is the addition of sour cream (or Greek yogurt). It lends a delightful moistness to the cake base. The pear, cooking apple, and pecans add sweetness and crunch to each bite.

For the crumb topping, we’ll be mixing together more butter, brown sugar, ground cinnamon that work together to create an irresistible topping that makes your mouth water every time you slice into it!

The Recipe How-To

 A slice of apple-pear coffee cake is perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
A slice of apple-pear coffee cake is perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, let’s dive into the fun part – making the apple-pear coffee cake! You can easily whip up this delicious cake in no time.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

First things first, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch square or round baking pan.

Step 2: Prepare the Batter

To make the batter, in a medium mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and a pinch of salt. Mix well.

In a separate large mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup of unsalted butter and 1 cup of granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add in 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract; mix well. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter-sugar mixture and mix until just combined.

Next, peel and dice two medium-sized pears and two cooking apples into small cubes. Fold them gently into the batter using a spatula.

Step 3: Make the Streusel Topping

A streusel topping adds a crunchy texture to an otherwise smooth cake. In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of chopped pecans, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Cut in 4 tablespoons of butter until everything is well mixed.

Step 4: Assemble the Cake

Pour half of the prepared batter into the prepared pan; spread evenly. Sprinkle half of the streusel topping over it. Repeat with the remaining batter and streusel mixture.

Step 5: Bake and Cool

Bake for about 45 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Once the cake is out of the oven, let it cool on a wire rack for about 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Now, your apple-pear coffee cake is ready to be enjoyed! Savor its sweetness as it melts in your mouth and let the aroma of coffee and cinnamon fill the room.

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect pairing of sweet apples and juicy pears in every bite.
The perfect pairing of sweet apples and juicy pears in every bite.

There are a few ways to make this Apple-Pear Coffee Cake recipe completely your own. Here are some substitution ideas and variations to get you started:

– Flour Variation: If you want to add a different flavor and texture to the cake, try replacing some of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour, oat flour, or almond flour.

– Sweetener Variation: If you want the cake to be less sweet but still delicious, try replacing some of the granulated sugar with honey, maple syrup, or stevia. You can also replace some of the brown sugar with coconut sugar, date sugar, or palm sugar for a natural sweetener option.

– Fruit Variation: Though this recipe calls for apples and pears, you can use almost any fruit that you have on hand. You can use fresh or frozen fruit like cherries, blueberries, cranberries, or raspberries.

– Topping Variation: The crumb/apple/pear streusel topping is one of my favorite parts of this cake recipe. But if you want to mix it up or add something extra, try adding chopped nuts (like pecans), dried fruit (like cranberries), or a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Remember that while variations can be fun and rewarding to make, every change in ingredients will alter the texture and flavor of this recipe. Find what you love best.

Serving and Pairing

 Impress your friends and family with this delicious fall-inspired dessert.
Impress your friends and family with this delicious fall-inspired dessert.

Now that you’ve created the perfect Apple-Pear Coffee Cake, it’s time to serve it up! This cake is delicious on its own, with a warm cup of coffee or tea. However, pairing it with certain items can enhance its flavors and make for an irresistible dessert.

For a breakfast option, serve your coffee cake with fresh fruit like raspberries or strawberries, along with a dollop of yogurt or whipped cream on the side. If you’re looking for a more indulgent dessert, top your slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or drizzle warm caramel sauce over the top.

Another great option is to pair this coffee cake with a hot cup of cider. The blend of sweet fruit and warm spices in this drink will pair perfectly with the flavors in the cake. You could also try pairing it with spiced tea or hot chocolate.

Lastly, consider using this recipe as an alternative to a traditional apple pie for your next holiday gathering. It’s a great dessert option that pleases both apple and pear lovers, and the added streusel topping provides a nice crunch. Top it off with some whipped cream and you have a festive and tasty treat.

No matter how you decide to serve it, this Apple-Pear Coffee Cake will impress anyone who tries it – so be prepared to receive compliments at your next breakfast hosting or empty breakfast party pan!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A warm cup of coffee complements this delightful coffee cake.
A warm cup of coffee complements this delightful coffee cake.

As a barista and coffee enthusiast, I know that sometimes you just don’t have time to whip up a coffee cake recipe like this apple-pear masterpiece from scratch. That’s where make-ahead options come in handy. The beauty of this recipe is that you can prepare it in advance and store it for later.

If you want to make the coffee cake ahead of time, simply bake it, allow it to cool completely, and wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just give it some time to thaw before reheating!

When reheating refrigerated coffee cake, pop it in the microwave for just a few seconds to warm it up without causing the edges to dry out. For frozen coffee cake, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

If you’re serving this delicious treat at a breakfast hosting event or just as a quick dessert for your family, don’t worry about any leftovers! After storing the unfrosted cake in an airtight container at room temperature, it will last around three days.

This recipe can also be paired perfectly with other desserts! Try topping slices of the coffee cake with fresh pears or apple cream cheese to add an extra layer of flavor. This crumbly sweet treat can also be loaded with delicious cranberries, brown sugar or cinnamon – either way, the possibilities are endless!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don't forget the powdered sugar dusting for a touch of elegance!
Don’t forget the powdered sugar dusting for a touch of elegance!

When it comes to baking, precise measurements and attention to detail are crucial for achieving perfect results. Here are some tips to help you make the best apple-pear coffee cake possible:

1. Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Make sure all your ingredients, especially butter and eggs, are at room temperature before beginning. This helps them mix together more easily and creates a smoother texture in the final product.

2. Measure Precisely: When measuring flour and other dry ingredients, use a spoon to lightly scoop them into your measuring cup, then level it off with a straight edge. For liquid ingredients, use a clear measuring cup on a flat surface and check that it’s at the correct marking.

3. Incorporate Ingredients Gradually: Don’t rush the mixing process; add ingredients like flour or sour cream gradually and beat well between additions. This ensures proper incorporation and prevents lumps from forming.

4. Don’t Overmix: Once you’ve added flour or dry ingredients, mix only until they’re incorporated- overmixing can cause air pockets to collapse, resulting in a dense or tough texture.

5. Use Quality Ingredients: For the best taste and texture, choose high-quality ingredients like fresh pears, unsalted butter, and good-quality ground cinnamon.

6. Adjust Baking Time and Temperature: Every oven is different; if you find your cake isn’t browning enough or is overbrowning on top before it’s fully baked in the center, adjust the baking time and temperature accordingly.

7. Let it Cool Completely: It may be tempting to cut into your warm cake right away, but be patient- allowing it to cool completely will help it set up properly and slice more neatly.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your apple-pear coffee cake turns out perfectly every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Apple-Pear Coffee Cake recipe is a must-try for all coffee and cake lovers out there. Not only is it delicious and comforting, but it is also incredibly easy to make and is perfect for any occasion, from a quick breakfast at home to hosting a brunch party with friends.

By following the steps I provided above and using the right ingredients, you will be able to make a perfect Pear Coffee Cake that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Don’t hesitate to get creative with substitutions and variations too, as this recipe can adapt to any ingredient you have on hand.

So why not give this recipe a try and add a touch of sweetness to your day? After all, life is too short to skip out on dessert!

Apple-Pear Coffee Cake

Apple-Pear Coffee Cake Recipe

Great for brunch or for Christmas morning!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 312.7 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cups cooking apples, peeled and finely chopped (about 2 apples)
  • 3/4 cup pear, peeled and finely chopped (about 1 pear)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Cream the butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix after each addition. Fold in apple and pear. Stir in vanilla.
  • Spread the batter in a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.
  • Combine 1 cup brown sugar, pecans, 2 tbsp butter, and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over the batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 100gCalories: 312.7kcalCarbohydrates: 44.4gProtein: 3.4gFat: 14.3gSaturated Fat: 7.2gCholesterol: 53.4mgSodium: 280.2mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 30.2g
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