Apple Crumb Coffee Cake


It never fails that as soon as winter really sets in I have an overwhelming desire for fresh fruit. I begin thinking about strawberries, blueberries, peaches, kiwi, raspberries and blackberries and inevitably start flipping through my dessert recipes that calls for them and begin longing for spring and summer. I know I could use frozen fruits, but its just not the same.

This past fall I didn't quite get my fill of apples. For the first time in 2 years I didn't make a homemade apple pie. Since apples are one of the few fruits that I can still get at this time of the year, I asked Tom if he thought I should make an apple pie. He told me he doesn't really like apple pie all that much.

Slightly dejected and wanting to make something that I hadn't made before, I stumbled upon this recipe on Food Network.

Apple Crumb Coffee Cake
Source: Food Network
Servings: 12
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    • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
    • 1 stick butter, softened
    • 2 tbs. butter, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 cups AP flour
    • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 2 cups apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 tbs. butter, softened
  •  3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 tbsp. water

Cake Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350. Use the 2 tbs. softened butter to grease a 9x13 baking dish.
2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the first egg and wait until its completely incorporated before adding the next egg. Then add in the sour cream and vanilla extract.
3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet mixture.
4. Turn off the mixture and use a spatula or spoon to fold in the chopped apples. Pour into the baking dish.
Crumble Directions:
1. Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter in a large bowl and mix until there are coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the topping over the apple mixture and bake for 35 minutes.
2. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Glaze Directions:
1. Combine the glaze ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the cake and let harden slightly. 
Serve the cake warm or at room temperature.

While this was really good, it was more crumb/coffee cake than apple and it didn't meet my need for fruit. I think next week I'm just going to suck it up and make an apple pie even though I'll have to eat the whole thing myself!

1 comment:

  1. I've made this recipe before. It was quite good!


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