Apple Crumb Coffee Cake

Looking for a way to use your September apples? Fleischmann’s Yeast suggests: Apple Crumb Coffee Cake.

Apple Crumb Coffee Cake


1 (9-inch) cake



Prep Time


Bake Time

35 to 40 minutes

Cool Time

10 minutes

Rise Time

1 hour

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  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cooking apples, cored and sliced
  • Crumb Topping (recipe follows)


  1. Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large mixer bowl. Heat water, milk, and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour. Beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour to make stiff batter. Spread evenly in greased 9-inch square pan. Arrange apple slices evenly over batter. Sprinkle Crumb Topping over apples. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  2. Bake at 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.
  3. Crumb Topping: Combine 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 3 tablespoons cold butter or margarine. Mix until crumbly.
  4. NOTE - For best results use a pastry blender to cut into the cold butter or margarine. Mix all ingredients until coarse crumbs form.

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