Apple-Cinnamon Coffee Cake
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tart apple(such as granny smith),peeled,cored,and sliced
all purpose flour
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350*f.Grease a 9-inch round cake pan.Dust with flour and tap out excess.
To prepare filling,in a large saucepan,mix together water,sugar,lemon zest,and cinnamon stick.Add the apple slices.
Cook over medium-high heat until the apples are tender,about 5 minutes.Remove the pan the heat.Cool the apple-cinnamon mixture,then drain.Discard cinnamon stick.
To prepare the cake,in a small bowl,mix together the flour and baking powder.
In a large bowl,using an electric mixer set on medium speed,beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs,1 at a time,beating well after each addition.Reduce mixer speed to low.Beat in flour mixture and lemon zest.
Scrape half the batter into the prepared pan,smoothing the top.Arrange applein an even layer on top.Spread the remaining batter over the apple.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean,about 45 minutes.Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool.Turn cake out on a serving plate.Sprinkle with confectioners'sugar.