Apple Coffee Cake

This is a very old recipe.. it was my grandmothers recipe, I don’t remember eating it but I made this the other day to rave reviews!

The cake is light in texture & the apples are jammy. The recipe is non-dairy /parve so good anytime.

Very few ingredients but it does call for a can of ED Smith Apple Pie filling…so grab a can next time you are grocery shopping so that you can make this cake anytime! Of course, i am pretty sure you could uses any type of canned apple pie filling ! There is a note on this recipe that strawberry-rhubarb pie filling is also good in this. I used apple & it is delicious!

This cake is good on its own but you can serve it with some whipped cream, we actually served it with some coconut whip…or ice cream would be good too!

Here is the recipe



3 apples

1 can E D Smith Apple Pie Filling


2 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 c water

3/4 cup oil

1 tsp vanillla

3 tsp baking powder

2 heaping cups flour

Cinnamon Sugar for the top of the cake – mix some sugar & cinnamon together for this


Preheat oven 350f

Spray an 8×12 baking dish

  1. Peel & grate the apples into a large bowl.
  2. Add the can of pie filling to the grated apples & mix well
  3. Mix the cake ingredients together. You can mix this batter by hand or use a mixer or food processor.
  4. Beat the eggs. Add the sugar- mix, then the water -mix, then the oil & vanilla, mix well
  5. Add the baking powder to the flour & stir together with a fork or whisk.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients & mix well
  7. Put half of the cake batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly. To make this easier, put dollars of batter into the bottom of the dish then join the dollops together… I find that an offs-set spatula helps this process but you can use the back of a spoon
  8. Now, evenly spread the apple filling over the batter that is in the pan. Be gentle so that you don’t bring up the cake batter into the apple mixture
  9. Finally, Put the remaining cake batter over the apple filling using the ‘dollop’ method
  10. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over the top of the cake
  11. Bake for 50-55 minutes in the preheated oven …until the cake is brown & cooked through
  12. Let cool in the pan before serving since the filling will be very hot


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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!