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Apple Ricotta Coffee Cake – Recipe 🍎🍰

This fall treat is delicious served as a dessert with vanilla gelato or for breakfast served with coffee!

This apple ricotta coffee cake is so moist and tasty. I love serving this as a warm dessert with vanilla gelato on top or as breakfast with a cup of coffee. I love making this with freshly picked apples during September and October, it’s the perfect fall treat!


For the cake:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone
  • 1/4 cup ricotta
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ap flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups apples, diced

For the topping:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ap flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl using a hand or stand mixer, beat butter and sugar together until creamy and smooth.
  3. Next, beat in the egg until fully incorporated. 
  4. Add the ricotta, mascarpone and vanilla and mix until combined and smooth.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Sift it into the butter mixture a little at a time and beat until combined and smooth. 
  6. Finally, fold in apples.  
  7. In a separate bowl, combine topping ingredients together and mix until you have a sandy, crumbly mixture.
  8. Pour batter into a greased 8-inch baking dish and then sprinkle the topping mixture over the batter.
  9. Place on the center rack of the oven and bake 35 minutes or until golden brown. Poke a knife in the center to make sure it’s fully cooked. It should come out clean. 
  10. Let cool and serve with vanilla gelato or coffee!


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