Caramel Apple Breakfast Crumb Cake

This recipe is absolutely DELICIOUS!  Apple cake with crumb mixture swirled both in the center and over the top and drizzled in the most amazing caramel glaze!

Caramel Apple Crumb Breakfast Cake... This recipe is absolutely DELICIOUS! Apple cake with crumb mixture swirled both in the center and over the top and drizzled in the most amazing caramel glaze!

Okay. This Caramel Apple Breakfast Crumb Cake will be one of the best breakfasts you make this fall! It is seriously perfection!

It is a delicious apple breakfast cake with crumb topping swirled throughout the cake and sprinkled over the top! Then it is topped off with the most incredible caramel frosting!

The flavor-texture line up makes for an unforgettable bite each and every time!

If you are looking for an out-of-this-world fall breakfast, give this one a try! It receives rave reviews every time!

4.7 from 3 reviews
Caramel Apple Breakfast Crumb Cake
 
This recipe is absolutely DELICIOUS! Apple cake with crumb mixture swirled both in the center and over the top and drizzled in the most amazing caramel glaze!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
Crumb Topping
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
Cake
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped green apples
Caramel Frosting
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 8 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
Make crumb topping
  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar and cinnamon and stir until well mixed. Cut in butter until crumbs are formed.
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add milk and eggs and beat again. Add flour, baking powder and salt and stir until just combined. Batter will be thick. Fold in apples.
  4. Spread ½ of the batter on the bottom of baking dish.
  5. Layer ½ of the crumb topping over batter.
  6. Carefully spread the rest of the batter over the top of crumb topping.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining crumb topping over the top of the coffee cake.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 400 degrees F until tooth pick comes out clean.
  9. Drizzle frosting over the top.
Caramel Frosting
  1. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add heavy cream and brown sugar and stir until it begins to boil. Remove form heat and add in 1 cup powdered sugar. Cool slightly and add vanilla and remaining cup of powdered sugar. Add in milk if needed to thin frosting or more powdered sugar to thicken.

Enjoy!

Caramel Apple Crumb Breakfast Cake... This recipe is absolutely DELICIOUS! Apple cake with crumb mixture swirled both in the center and over the top and drizzled in the most amazing caramel glaze!

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory

    YUM! This cake looks amazing—and perfect for fall! I can't wait to start making more things with apples. This is on the top of my list! Pinning!

  2. Barbie Crane

    Is it possible to identify the calorie content of your recipes? They look lovely ... But am aware they are loaded with calories!!

  3. Medeja

    Yummy! I can't imagine better breakfast!

  4. Liz

    Nice - thank you Nikki

  5. Leslee

    I love the fact that you include the picture in your printed recipe. Reminds me of why I saved the recipe in the first place. This looks fantastic.

  6. Raihana

    4

    This looks so warmly delicious and inviting! Ma sha Allah, you're amazing. :) Please tell me, what is the difference between using red or green apples for this recipe?

  7. Sara

    This was inedible. You can taste the baking soda (should probably be tsp instead of Tbsp) and it was very dry. Too bad, the concept is great.

    1. Chef in Training

      I am so sorry you had a bad experience with this. It was supposed to be baking powder not soda and was a typo on my part. I also lowered the amount down to 1 tablespoon instead of 2 tablespoons. Hopefully that will help and so sorry for your troubles.

  8. Joanne

    This. Looks. FABULOUS!!!!

  9. Bridget

    My son has decided he wants me to make this for his birthday cake. I agree this would be a yummy breakfast but also think it's a great recipe to try for a lovely Fall dessert after a great meal. Looking forward to trying it!

  10. Megan

    This would be a lovely brunch dish for a special occasion. The caramel icing makes it really special!

  11. Pia

    The ingredients said baking powder and the instructions said baking soda. Which is it?

    1. Chef in Training

      baking powder. so sorry about he confusion :) all fixed now :)

  12. mary

    used baking soda could taste also i think needs more apple coul not taste only one cup

  13. Rosemary Tracy

    I made this yesterday. I knew it was Baking Powder as per the other ingredients. I was truly disappointed with the results. I found it very time consuming and very frustrating to incorporate the apples as the batter was so thick. It was like trying to spread cookie dough into the pan.
    . The results were a very heavy and dry cake.

  14. Sarah

    5

    Loved it so much!! Especially the frosting. I personally love a lot of apples so I'm going to add more next time :D

  15. Beth Roach

    Should it be brown sugar in the crumb topping? I have never made a crumb topping with while sugar....

  16. Christy

    5

    Very good - the batter is really really stiff, so had to drop by spoonfuls into pan. Caramel icing is to die for - and would be good on any chocolate cake!