Cinnamon rolls, caramel, apples & pecans…oh my!  These flavors all combine to make a coffee cake sure to make you smack your lips!  Just caramel and apples together are pure deliciousness as far as I’m concerned.  Anyone agree with me on that?

The inspiration for this recipe came from two coffee cake recipes I created several years ago.  I’m sharing the story behind this new recipe in two parts.  You may find yourself in my place some day (if you haven’t already).

Part 1 – The Flop:  Since I made one of the original recipes in a springform pan, I decided I would make this new recipe in the same type pan so I could cut it into wedges.  Now mind you, it looked just fine and I went ahead and took pictures of the whole coffee cake.  It was then time to cut a piece for plating.  Well, lo and behold, I discovered the center wasn’t done as soon as I cut into it!  You know that feeling when you’ve bought all the ingredients, put everything together, placed it in the oven and wait for those sweet smells to start drifting through the house.  All this anticipation and then you find out that it flopped!  Well, not a total flop…a flop for a blog post anyway.  We ate the outside edges and just drooled over it.  I wanted to just pitch the center, but my in-laws were over and my mother-in-law decided to take the center doughy part home to cook it some more.  She didn’t want anything to go to waste!  That just goes to show you how good the outside edges were!

Part 2 – The Success:  As I’d used a glass baking dish in the other original recipe, I figured I’d use that in round 2 of this new recipe.  I baked this one longer and nothing dripped out of the baking dish as it had in the springform pan (forgot to mention that in Part 1).  Round 2 was a huge success!!!  My in-laws stopped by after I made the second one and we all dug right in!  It was lip smackin’ good!

Part 1 (The Flop) was not my first kitchen blunder and I’m sure it won’t be my last!  Don’t we all have those times when recipes don’t quite turn out as planned?  Come on, fess up now!

I said this makes 9 servings, but you may only get 6 if you like big pieces…or just go back for seconds!  If you happen to have any leftovers (notice I said “if”), just heat up in the microwave before serving.  It’ll be yummy time again!

This post is linked to Sweet Treats Thursday, Sweet Tooth Friday, Mingle Monday, Crazy Sweet Tuesday

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13 Responses to Lip Smackin’ Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

  1. Katie says:

    Robin this looks and sounds amazing! Must try this recipe ASAP!

  2. Cassie says:

    This looks awesome Robin…totally mouthwatering. I want big time! So creative, too!

  3. carolinaheartstrings says:

    Those look amazing! Love your pictures. We have some awesome irish recipes this week. Stop over and visit.

  4. Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen says:

    Visiting from Crazy for Crust. So glad I stopped in. This looks so yummy! Beautiful picture. I would love for you to share this on our Fabulous Friday link party. If you can make it, I would love for you to come.

  5. I think you’ve just made coffee cake on crack.

    Wow.

  6. This looks so delicious :)

  7. This looks amazing! I am always about a good lip smakin caramel coffee cake! I found you through My Crowded Kitchen and will be pinning this one! I look forward to reading more of your blog!Have a wonderful week!

  8. This looks beautiful. I can almost smell it. YUM!

  9. Bella says:

    This looks so delicious, I had to Pin it! And the recipe is quite easy! I can’t wait to try this! :)

  10. WOW! I’m your newest follower and am SO thankful to have found your blog! :-) These recipes have my name ALL over them! :-)

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