Caramel Apple Coffee Cake




  • 12 tbsp. organic butter, softened and divided, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1/2 c. granulated organic sugar
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1 tsp. pure organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. organic sour cream
  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose organic flour, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground organic cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 c. packed light organic brown sugar
  • 1 c. peeled, cored and chopped organic apples (about 1/2″ pieces)
  • 1/3 c. organic caramel, warmed


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Butter and flour an 8″-x-8” baking dish.
  2. Make Batter: In a large bowl, combine 8 tablespoons butter and sugar. Using a hand mixer, whip until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix until smooth. Then add vanilla and sour cream and mix until evenly incorporated. Add 1 cup flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and mix until just combined. Fold in apples.
  3. Make Streusel Topping: In a medium bowl, combine remaining 4 tablespoons butter with brown sugar and remaining 1/2 cup flour. Add a pinch of salt, if desired. Stir with a fork or use your hands to create large clumps.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking dish then top with streusel. Bake until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, 38 to 40 minutes. Drizzle with caramel then let cool for about 10 minutes.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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