Sunday, November 8, 2009

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

A couple of weeks ago I was looking for an apple cake to bake. I ended up comparing two apple cakes that were very similar and also got lots of great suggestions for other recipes to try.
Maria shared this recipe from her blog, Apple Streusel Cofffee Cake. It was a cinch to throw together and my youngest could not wait to dig into it. I gave her a little taste and she said "I love this cake!"
I used two types of apples because I had about a cup of chopped granny smith apples leftover from one of the other apple cakes I had made. I layered those in with the batter and then added a cup of sliced apples on top.

This was a really quick, delicious treat. Whip it up if you need a simple breakfast or dessert!



Apple Streusel Coffee Cake from Two Peas and Their Pod

Coffee Cake:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
¼ cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
2 cups thinly sliced, unpeeled apples

Toppings:

¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray an 8- or 9- inch round spring-form or 8-inch square pan with non-stick spray.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, mix well. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, blend well. Alternately add flour mixture and yogurt to margarine, beat well after each addition. Spread batter in pan and arrange apple slices over batter.

In a small bowl, combine all topping ingredients except butter. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle topping evenly over apples.

Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. If desired, remove from pan. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream! (We ate ours w/out either and it was still delicious)

8 comments:

Amanda said...

It's so beautiful! I love apple desserts :)

Tracey said...

Apple cakes are so yummy and this one looks terrific! Glad to hear it was a hit with the family!

Steph said...

It looks so good! I like that the apples are on top.

Jamie said...

Mary Ann,
You are killing me with all your wonderful desserts. I have printed out so many lately. I've been wanting to make an apple cake and this recipe looks perfect. Quick and easy...my kind of recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Oh my, that looks wonderful! This, I will be making!

pinkstripes said...

Sounds like a great cake. Easy too!

Lauryn said...

This cake looks delicious! I love coffee cake and I love apple so I know this would be a winner for me!!! Yum!

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