5 Days Of Recipes For Christmas Morning: How To Make Coffee Cake

apple coffee cake recipe

Mennonites rock.  Not only do they know how to cook, their recipe books are right up my alley.  Each time I have made a recipe from the Mennonite Community Cookbook, I’m like WOW… that was easy. The directions are short, clear and direct.  No fluff. I heart this book.

coffee cake batter

Another thing I heart is this recipe. I was able to whip this baby up in less than 5 minutes, pop it in the oven, go outside, collect the mail, feed the chickens and vacuum my house in the time it took to bake.

crumb topping ingredients

Before I knew it, my kitchen smelled like an apple cinnamon bomb went off.

apple coffee cake

Another great part about this recipe, is arranging the apple slices.  It’s great therapy if you have OCD.

apple coffee cake recipe

Make this coffee cake.  Trust me.  It’s totally worth it.

Adapted from Mennonite Community Cookbook

Filling & Topping
1/2 cup Brown sugar
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
2 tablespoons Flour
2 tablespoons Melted butter
1 sliced Tart apple

Coffee Cake Batter
1 1/2 cups Sifted all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons Baking powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
3/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Shortening
1 Egg
1/2 cup Milk

For the batter…Combine dry ingredients with shortening. Add egg & milk and beat until smooth. Spread half the batter in to a greased 8″ round pan.  Cover with apple slices and sprinkle half of filling & topping mixture.  Add the other half of batter and sprinkle remaining filling. Bake at 375º for 25 minutes. Cool.Slice.Enjoy.

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  1. mh says

    I have a cookbook I would like to send you. Kearna said to tell you I know them so you wouldn’t think I was a psycho fan ; ) Although I am a fan and my kids may think I am psycho at times…

      • mh says

        I was Cathy’s go-fer when you were here (Boise) for the big to do at the hotel. If you are more comfortable, I can give it to her to mail. It has recipes from Cathy, Monica and Kearna in it too. Nothing special but I thought you might like it.

  2. leslie says

    oh my gosh! I am so happy I found your site. I am OBSESSED with coffee cakes and could seem to find a good recipe for one. thanks for this!:)

  3. Chelsea says

    The sugar and shortening in the batter don’t have measurements… I’m thinking of making this as holiday gifts. Can this be broken into smaller batches, like individual serving sizes?

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