Antique Apple-Date Coffee Cake

Paula Todora


I call this an "antique" cake because my great grandma made it, then it was passed down to my grandma, to my mom, and then to me!

At some point the recipe was changed to use biscuit mix, and I'm glad it was because it's easy and good and tastes GREAT!

So, pour yourself a hot cup of coffee, pull up a chair and enjoy a piece of this warm coffee cake with me!

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35 Min


2 small
gala or tart apples, cored, peeled and diced into 1" cubes
3/4 c
chopped dates
1/2 c
packed light brown sugar, divided
1/2 tsp
1 1/2 c
buttermilk baking mix
1 large
1/2 c
sour cream
1/4 c
1 c
quick-cooking oats
3 Tbsp


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1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8" square baking dish with nonstick spray; Set aside.

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2In a medium bowl, mix apples, dates, 1/4 c. brown sugar and cinnamon; Set aside.

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3In a large bowl, mix baking mix, egg, sour cream and milk by hand for 30 seconds. Pat half of dough into bottom of pan.

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4Top with apple-date mixture; Drop by spoonfuls the remaining dough on top.

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5In a medium bowl, mix oats, the remaining 1/4 c. brown sugar and butter until coarse crumbs form.

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6Sprinkle oat mixture over top of dough until completely covered. Bake 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into top portion of dough comes out clean.

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7Serve warm and ENJOY!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #apples, #coffee, #dates