apple coffee cake

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By Cathy Smith
from Cooper now in Columbus Ga., TX

This is a very quick and easy cake, just enough for dinner dessert. It is also a bit of a hybrid, it has a coarser grain.

serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple coffee cake

  • 1 stick
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 2 lg
    eggs
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 pinch
    kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • 2 lg
    apples, peeled, cored, and cut in 1/2 inch dice
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    coarsely chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
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How To Make apple coffee cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour an 8- or 9-inch springform pan
  • 2
    In electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter and white sugar until pale and light, about 1 minute. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until light and fluffy, another minute or two. Beat in vanilla.
  • 3
    Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Pour dry ingredients into mixer with the lemon zest, and mix until just combined. In medium bowl, toss together apples, brown sugar and nuts. Scrape batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top, and then sprinkle with the apple mixture.
  • 4
    Bake until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake, about 35 to 40 minutes. (My cake took 45 minutes.) Let cool on a rack, then unmold and cut into wedges. Serves 8
  • 5
    Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • 6
    NOTE: I used tart Granny Smith apples but Golden Delicious or Honeycrisp would work beautifully, too. I do not put the
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