One-Bowl Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

This Apple Streusel Coffee Cake only uses one bowl. You get to dump all the cake ingredients together, without the fuss of wet/dry ingredients separately! The streusel topping (separate) is absolutely scrumptious…definitely don’t skip it!

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins

Yield: 15-20 1x


  • For the Cake:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 3 large granny smith apples, peeled and diced small
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup salted cold butter, cut into cubes and chilled
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Optional Drizzle:
  • 1/2 cup powder sugar
  • 1 TB milk (more or less, depending on thickness desired)


  1. Make the Topping ahead of time: Combine all topping ingredients in a bowl. Use fingers to work mixture into the texture of clumpy wet sand. Cover and keep chilled.
  2. Butter a 13×9 in baking pan and preheat oven to 350F, with rack on lower middle position.
  3. Combine all cake ingredients except apples in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, mix at medium speed, stopping to scrape a few times, just until mixture is combined. Don’t over mix. Use a rubber spatula to fold in apples. Batter will be thick. Spread batter into prepared baking pan, evening out the top and corners. Sprinkle topping over the batter evenly.
  4. Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake portion (not crumble/cracked portions, which will remain wet due to melted butter) comes out clean. A few tender crumbs attached to toothpick is perfect. Do not over-bake. (If topping browns too quickly during baking, cover loosely with foil.)
  5. If desired, make drizzle by combining powder sugar with milk and whisking until combined. Add more sugar or milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled cake.
  • Category: breakfast, brunch
  • Cuisine: American