Friday, October 1, 2021

Streusel Apple Coffee Cake

This is a luscious new fall recipe that I've already made a few times.


And you can be sure, I'll be looking for more reasons to make it again soon! *-*

The bottom layer is a light coffee cake...with a luscious middle
layer of sauteed apples in butter, topped
with a beautiful brown sugar/cinnamon streusel that can't be beat! 

I topped it with a Salted Caramel Sauce..just for fun. 

You could try this 5-Minute Salted Caramel Sauce..
from Crazy for Crust, guaranteed to be wonderful! 

Trust me, it's wonderful without it! 



This would be wonderful for breakfast or brunch, or any time of day!

Tis the season for apples...enjoy this any time of the year, but don't
miss having it soon! 

I made a couple for my last bake sale at my local Farmer's Market and
they didn't take long to sell.  I sure wanted to follow them home....

I cut back on sugar amounts and I thought this was plenty sweet...

Always be sure to read through the recipe completely before
beginning to make it....

(hover over photo to pin) 

STREUSEL APPLE COFFEE CAKE 

APPLE LAYER: 
1 Tb. (un)salted butter
2 large firm apples, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)
2 Tb. white sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon 

CAKE: 

1-1/2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
*TIP below* 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon 
1/4 c. butter, melted & cooled a few minutes
1/2 c. white sugar
1 lg. egg
1/2 c. milk

STREUSEL: 

3 Tb. butter, melted
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
3 - 4 Tb. all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsps. cinnamon 

Preheat oven to 350*. Spray and 9" square or round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside. 

Peel, core and dice apples into bite sized pieces. 

(TIP: IF USING SALTED BUTTER, REDUCE SALT BY HALF THE AMOUNT.)

APPLE layer: Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat; in small bowl,
combine sugar and cinnamon (keeps the cinnamon from clumping on the apples). Add apples to warmed skillet, cooking about 3 - 4 minutes, just until the apple
is cooked, but still white. Stir in sugar/cinnamon mixture; heat thoroughly. Remove from heat; cool. 

Cake: in a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together. In a large bowl, combine melted butter with sugar, egg and milk. 
Stir dry ingredients into wet; stir just until combined. (I do this with a spatula). 
Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle cooled apples evenly over top of cake batter. 

Streusel: In medium bowl, combine all ingredients together. (Add a little more flour if it isn't crumbly) Sprinkle (using your hand) over apples. 

Bake 30-35 minutes (placing on a cookie sheet to catch anything that may spill over) or until toothpick comes out clean when stuck in the middle of the cake. 

Serve warm.  Cover and refrigerate leftovers.  

May freeze up to a month. 

Yield: 8 servings 
(or 4 if I'm cutting it!) *-* 



Recipe inspired by Crazy for Crust




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