Wow! This recipe will knock your socks off!  I try not to eat everything we serve in the store on Saturdays or else I’d be as big as a horse. I was actually able to hold off on this gem for two days before I tasted a bit (thank goodness for left-overs). Man, what a treat. It was so good I was thankful there was only one little tiny 2×2 inch square–I could have eaten an entire pan full!

The slight crunchiness of the streusel layer, the brightness of the apples (a bit tart and not over-sweet), the cheesecake-like layer–all of this combined into a single dessert well worth every calorie-filled bite! Seriously…make this today!

Cream Cheese Apple Coffee Cake

Course Dessert


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups apples chopped
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter cold


  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease an 8x8 inch pan. Combine the butter and sugars for the cake and mix until fluffy. Add the egg, oil, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and stir into the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. Stir in the chopped apples. Spread into the prepared pan.
  • Mix together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla for the cream cheese layer and spread over the cake batter in the pan.
  • Combine the streusel ingredients using your hands or a pastry blender until well combined. Sprinkle over the cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes or until the topping is browned. Cool and serve.


Items needed for this recipe that can be found at The Kitchen Company:
  • vanilla
  • salt
  • brown sugar
  • stand mixer or hand mixer
  • mixing bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • 8x8 square baking pans
  • silicone spatulas and spoons
  • bowl scrapers