Coffee Cake Recipe

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Essential Slow Cooker RecipesBrew up a steaming pot of fresh coffee to pair with this sweet, cinnamon-rich coffee cake. The cardamom is my secret ingredient, and helps make this the perfect recipe for slow-cooked deliciousness. Plus, your house is going to smell divine.

  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 2 Hours


  • 3½ cups biscuit baking mix
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
How to Make It
  1. Spray the insert of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Line the slow cooker with a large piece of parchment paper covering the bottom and up the sides about 4 inches. (You can trace the slow cooker lid to get the size of the bottom of the slow cooker, then add 4 inches.)
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the biscuit baking mix, granulated sugar, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, and apples.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom.
  5. Pour half the apple mixture into the slow cooker and spread it into an even layer over the bottom.
  6. Sprinkle half the brown sugar mixture over the batter.
  7. Top with the remainder of the apple mixture, then the remaining brown sugar mixture.
  8. Top with the remainder of the apple mixture, then the remaining brown sugar mixture.
  9. Cover and cook on High for 1½ to 2 hours, until the batter has set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove the lid and let the coffee cake sit for 10 minutes.
  11. Carefully pull up on the parchment to lift the coffee cake out.
  12. In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar with the cream. Drizzle over the coffee cake. Cut into squares and serve.

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