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Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake

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This simple and easy apple pie filling coffee cake is a delicious way to use apple fruit filling. It’s the perfect semi-homemade dessert or breakfast cake of your dreams!

Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake cut on a white plate.

Today I am teaming up once again with the fabulous Lucky Leaf to tell you all about their apple fruit filling!

Do you remember last year when I made my Apple Pie Baked French Toast? Well, I’m giving you another easy and delicious way to use up apple fruit filling.

This apple pie filling coffee cake is a great way to end the day or an extra sweet way to start the day! I took a white cake mix, jazzed it up with spices, and topped it with a whole can of Lucky Leaf apple fruit filling.

Then, I glazed it with a simple powdered sugar glaze to finish it off.

This cake is the perfect fall, winter, and holiday cake. Plus, you’ll love how easy it is to whip up and you’re guests won’t even know it’s semi-homemade.

Need more easy coffee cake in your life? Well, you’re in luck! Try this blueberry bisquick coffee cake.

Ingredients to make Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake on a table.

Ingredients for apple pie filling coffee cake

  • White cake mix – I’m using a basic white cake mix for this recipe. You could also use a boxed spice, vanilla, or yellow cake mix in its place.
  • Eggs – This helps bring moisture to the cake.
  • Sour cream – Brings a tang and lusciousness to the cake.
  • Whole milk – This blend of spices can be found in the spice aisle of the grocery store. 
  • Apple pie spice – This blend of spices can be found in the spice aisle of the grocery store. Typically it includes cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cardamom.
  • Vanilla bean paste – A big flavor boost for the cake. If you don’t have vanilla bean paste try vanilla extract.
  • Apple fruit filling – The apple pie fruit filling can be found in the baking aisle of the grocery store.
Cake mix and ingredients in a bowl.
Cake batter mixed together in a bowl.
Cake batter topped with apple fruit filling.

How to make apple pie coffee cake

This cake is so easy to make you’ll be happy you stumbled upon this recipe!

  1. In a large mixing bowl add white cake mix, eggs, sour cream, apple pie spice, and vanilla bean paste.
  2. Mix together for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. This batter will be a bit thicker than a typical boxed mix.
  3. Add to a 9×13 baking dish and top with apple fruit filling.
  4. Bake, cool, glaze, and devour!

Using canned fruit filling

Since I’m back to collaborating with Lucky Leaf, I wanted to highlight the perks of incorporating canned fruit filling into your holiday baking.

Not only does it save time, but it also makes the hectic holiday baking even easier!

One thing I love most about Lucky Leaf’s fruit fillings is that they contain no high-fructose corn syrup and that each can is full of thick apple slices.

What’s remarkable is that they operate as a cooperative, meaning their company is owned by the very fruit farmers who contribute to their top-notch products.

And because this recipe is taking the semi-homemade route it’s the perfect fit for apple pie fruit filling. It gives just the right amount of moisture and added pie flavor to this cake.

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Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake on a table with a can of fruit filling.

Variations and adaptations

Love all things apple but have other fruit fillings on hand?

Well, you’re in luck! This recipe works perfectly with cherry, peach, or even blueberry fruit filling.

  • Pair ground ginger with peach fruit filling
  • Use cherry fruit filling with almond extract and sliced almonds sprinkled on top
  • Try butter cake mix with the blueberry fruit filling to mimic the flavors of a blueberry muffin
  • Bring in even more flavor by using a spice cake mix with apple fruit filling
Up close picture of a slice of Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake.

Storage and leftovers

This cake can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The reason you need to store this cake in the fridge is the apple fruit filling will bring in a lot of moisture so it risks going bad if it sits on the counter.

Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake drizzled with a glaze.

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Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake

This simple and easy apple pie filling coffee cake is a delicious way to use apple fruit filling. It's the perfect semi-homemade dessert or breakfast cake of your dreams!
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings


For cake:

  • 15.25 ounce box white cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 21 ounce can Lucky Leaf apple fruit filling

For glaze:


For cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, or in a large mixing bowl, add cake mix, eggs, sour cream, milk, apple pie spice, and vanilla bean paste.
  • Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes either in your stand mixer or using a hand held mixer.
  • Add the batter to the prepared pan.
  • Top the batter with the apple fruit filling. Making sure to evenly distribute the fruit filling over the top of the batter.
  • Add to the preheated oven and bake for about 35 minutes or until the cake is fully cooked and set.
  • Drizzle with glaze and let cool.

For glaze:

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk together until smooth. If the glaze is too thick add more milk, if the glaze is too thin add more powdered sugar.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple pie coffee cake, apple pie filling recipes
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Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake pin for Pinterest.

About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

Recipe Rating

Ron Jennings

Sunday 28th of April 2024

I’ve made this with apples, blueberries and cherries. It’s a great recipe. I take it to work at my construction job and the guys love it. I use a disposable pan and they think I bought it from somewhere. Peach is next. Thanks Ron


Monday 27th of November 2023

Two of my favorites combined into one! Such a delicious treat. The whole family really enjoyed it.

Joanne Bruno

Monday 3rd of October 2016

I'm also fairly certain that cake just tastes BETTER when eaten straight from the pan...there's something so forbidden about it. :)

Jessica | The Novice Chef

Sunday 25th of September 2016

I love an amazing coffee cake!


Saturday 24th of September 2016

I feel the same way about coffee cake, it goes too fast! It is so yummy!


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