Monday, May 14, 2012

Apple Coffee Cake

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day! While I couldn't spend it with my mom, I was able to celebrate with my mother-in-law for a relaxing brunch. I had pulled this recipe out and just needed an excuse to make it, so what better than Mother's Day brunch. I really liked that I only had to peel and cut 1 apple keeping this super easy. The best part is that we had all of these ingredients in the house already so it will make an great go to recipe for entertaining. It can be used for breakfast like we did for mother's day or as dessert. It is a soft cake with soft apples in the middle and cinnamon sugar on top, the best part!

Apple Coffee Cake
Serves 9
Slightly adapted from: Simply Recipes

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
10 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup reduced fat milk
1 medium Cortland or other baking apple, peeled and diced

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish with or pie pan with a 4-cup capacity.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk vigorously together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. In a separate small bowl, mix 1/4 a cup of the sugar with the cinnamon, set aside.
4. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter with the remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Beat in the egg until blended. Add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk, beating after each addition until just combined.

5. Pour half of the batter in the bottom of the baking dish. Lay the apple slices on the batter so they just cover the batter (you may have to overlap some slices). Sprinkle the apples with the cinnamon-sugar mixture, reserving a teaspoon or two to sprinkle on top. Spread the rest of the batter over the apples. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar on top.
6. Bake the cake for 25 minutes or until it is golden brown and apples start to bubble at the edges. Let it cool before cutting.

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1 comment:

  1. I made this with a red delicious apple I had in the house and it was so good I ate a whole piece immediately.