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Cinnamon Swirl Apple Coffee Cake {Whole Wheat}

Tart, fall apples combine with a cinnamon swirl and streusel filled with apple pie spices in this Cinnamon Swirl Apple Coffee Cake! Pair it with your favorite coffee or tea for a perfect start to your morning!

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Apple Coffee Cake Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Apple season is upon us! While I love all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice (and eat lots of it!), I really like fall apples. Fall just isn’t fall around here without a variety of apples straight from the orchard.

This usually means that we end up with pounds and pounds of apples in our kitchen all season long!

We took care of quite a few pounds earlier this week by making and freezing homemade applesauce, and I’m excited for all of the uses that we’ll have with fresh applesauce all year long!

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Apple Coffee Cake Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

As we were cleaning up, I noticed that we had just a couple apples left after making the applesauce. Obviously I couldn’t let them just sit there, so I decided to make an apple version of our cinnamon swirl blueberry coffee cake.

A simple base cake allows the fall flavors to shine through. Tart, fall apples combine with a cinnamon swirl and streusel filled with apple pie spices.

The house smelled amazing while it was baking, and breakfast the next morning was delicious!

Cinnamon Swirl Apple Coffee Cake Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

It does dirty a few bowls, but it’s worth the couple extra dirty dishes in order to get a layer of cinnamon swirl throughout the middle of the cake and a light layer of cinnamon streusel on top!

Although I’m definitely a fan of thick layers of streusel, this cake has just a light layer to complement the cinnamon swirl. And it’s just enough!

This coffee cake is the perfect addition to weekend brunch. Cut a big slice, grab a mug of coffee/tea, and spend a few minutes relaxing this weekend!

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Apple Coffee Cake Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Cinnamon Swirl Apple Coffee Cake

Yield: 16 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Tart, fall apples combine with a cinnamon swirl and streusel filled with apple pie spices in this Cinnamon Swirl Apple Coffee Cake! Pair it with your favorite coffee or tea for a perfect start to your morning!

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 2 Cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ Cup butter, softened
  • ¾ Cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 Cups milk
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 Cups chopped apples

For the Cinnamon Swirl/Topping

  • ½ Cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ Cup brown sugar
  • ¼ Cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ Cup butter

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 Cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 -1 Tablespoon half & half or milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray a 9x9 inch baking dish** with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with an electric hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add in eggs and beat until creamy. Add in milk and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently stir in chopped apples. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice for cinnamon swirl/topping. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Pour half of batter into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with half of cinnamon sugar mixture. Carefully spread remaining batter over the top. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean with just a few crumbs.
  7. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Stir together confectioner's sugar and half & half until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake. Allow glaze to harden and serve.

Notes

**For a cake that isn't quite as thick, you can make this in a 9x13 inch baking pan. Check the cake at 25 minutes with a toothpick to see how done the cake is. It should take 25-35 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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Cinnamon Swirl Apple Coffee Cake Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Lynda Sherman

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

Made them into muffins - in the oven now - just trying to figure out the timing - Lots of topping - I should have added more on the inside I suspect - Hopeful !!

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Thursday 28th of October 2021

I hope the muffins turned out well! :)

Sharla

Saturday 3rd of October 2020

Yum yum good! Glaze or no glaze. My husband and son at the whole cake one weekend. They said it was so good with their coffee ❗️

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Monday 5th of October 2020

So glad they liked it! :)

Bonnie

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

Can you use any kind of apples?

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Monday 24th of August 2020

Yes, you can use your favorite type of apple! We like using tart varieties the best.

Hayley

Thursday 7th of May 2020

I don't have any fresh apple's in the house would canned apple mix work?

Leslie Kovacs

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

This is SOOOOO good! I used regular flour, because I didn't have whole wheat. I could have eaten the whole cake by myself! The cake is very moist and the topping is full of autumn spices. Thanks for posting. I will be making this againŰ!!

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