Apple Coffee Cake Squares Recipe

Autumn Spiced Cinnamon Crumb Dessert with Chopped Nuts

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If you want to add some extra kick to these Coffee Cake Squares, add a few Red Hot candies to the mix and omit the chopped nuts.


  • 1-3/4 C sugar plus 1 C sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 C nuts, chopped and divided
  • 1 C canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp. cinnamon plus 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 C apples of your preference, chopped
  • 1/4 C butter, melted


Place the 1-3/4 C sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and mix to combine. Stir in the canola oil and extract until well blended. Stir in the flour until completely moistened. Add the baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, and continue stirring until completely incorporated. Fold in the apples and 1/2 C of the chopped nuts.

Spray a 9 X 13 in pan with a non-stick cooking spray. Heat the oven temperature to 375 degrees. Place 1 C of sugar into a mixing bowl. Toss together with the 2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 C chopped nuts. Pour in the butter and mix until ingredients are well combined. Pour mixture over the entire top of the cake batter. Bake 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before cutting into squares. Serves 12.

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