Emeril Lagasse’s Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze is one of my favorites!

I have some weird texture issues when it comes to fruit – both fresh and cooked – but apples are a different story. I love apple desserts! And this coffee cake is so yummy.

I have made it with the brown sugar as well as “accidentally” with white and it turned out great both times. You can half the recipe as well and it’s just as good.


Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping andย  Brown Sugar Glaze


Crumble Topping:

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

Brown Sugar Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13 by 9-inch glass baking dish with 2 teaspoons of the butter.

In a large bowl, cream together the remaining stick of butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating after the addition of each. In a separate bowl or on a piece of parchment, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients, alternating with the sour cream and vanilla. Fold in the apples. Pour into the prepared baking dish, spreading out to the edges.

To make the topping, in a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter, and mix until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the topping over the cake and bake until golden brown and set, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.

To make the glaze, in a bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla, and water and mix until smooth. Drizzle the cake with the glaze and let harden slightly. Serve warm.

4 thoughts on “Apple Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

      1. Same is the case wid me. I’m very fond of desserts.
        I must compliment, ur other recipes are equally interesting. Jus loved “Olive Garden Style Chicken and Gnocchi Soup”. Thinking of preparing the same tonight ๐Ÿ™‚


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