A couple of weeks ago I made Honeybun Cake, a recipe from my friend Amy at Serve at Once. The Honeybun Cake was delicious and I highly recommend it, but it also got me thinking of this coffee cake recipe. Like Amy's cake, this one starts with a yellow cake mix, but it includes fruit and a crumbly cinnamon/sugar/nut topping.
My mom gave me this recipe, I think she got it from her mom, and it is the easiest, most delicious coffee cake I have ever made.
Easy Apple Coffee Cake
1 can (21 oz) apple pie filling
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup nuts (I use pecans)
Preheat oven to 350F and grease and flour a 9" by 13" pan.
Mix the yellow cake mix and eggs in a large bowl.
This will form a very stiff batter, kind of the consistency of playdough.
Add the apple pie filling.
In a separate bowl, cut the sugar into the butter until it resembles pieces the size of peas, kind of like making biscuits.
Chop the nuts into small pieces.
Add the nuts, flour and cinnamon to the butter/sugar mixture.
Stir together until evenly mixed.
Spread the cake batter evenly in the pan. I forgot to take a picture of this part, so here is a cute picture of my daughter reading a Dora book while I made this.
Sprinkle the sugar/nut mixture on top.
Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes.
Let sit for 5-10 minutes and serve warm. Yummy!