Spiced Apple Coffee Cake

This spiced apple coffee cake is simple to prepare and always a hit! It’s a homemade cake prepared with canned apple pie filling, which makes it so moist. It’s full of spices, so it packs a punch in the flavor department.

Ingredients Needed for Spiced Apple Coffee Cake:

Butter, softened

White sugar

Brown sugar



Vanilla or Vanilla extract

Baking powder



Ground cloves


Apple pie filling

Pecan, chopped

Powdered Sugar

Heavy Whipping Cream (can use milk)

Recipe Notes: you can use any nuts you like in this recipe. You could also easily leave them out. I have not tried this cake with other pie fillings, but I’m sure it would be wonderful with any flavor. I store this cake on my kitchen counter with no issues. You can certainly put it in the refrigerator. We have not prepared this cake using any substitutions (gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.). 

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Spiced Apple Coffee Cake

Spiced Apple Coffee Cake

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Spiced Apple Coffee Cake

Judy Yeager
This cake uses canned apple pie filling with tons of spices and is delicious!!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Brunch, Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 cup of butter softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 21 ounce can of apple pie filling
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans


  • 1-2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream


  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9X13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Using a mixer, cream together butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add in eggs and continue mixing. Add flour, baking powder, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, and mix.
  • Pour 2/3 of the batter into 9X13. Spread apple pie filling over the top of the batter. Sprinkle half a cup of pecans on top of the pie filling. Drop the remaining batter on top of the apples and then top it with the rest of the pecans.
  • Bake for 25-30 min. Let cake cool before adding glaze.

Glaze Instructions:

  • Mix well and pour over the cake. Add more cream or more sugar to get the right consistency to pour onto the cake.


I store this cake on my kitchen counter but you can certainly put it in the refrigerator.
Keyword Blackberry Coffee Cake, Easy Cake, simple dessert, Spiced Apple Coffee Cake
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  1. Nancy Maisenbach says:

    I baked this twice as long as instructed and till was not completely done. I am sure I mixed per recipe.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I would certainly check your oven; this cake has no reason to bake for over an hour. Thanks!