Apple Spice Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

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Mary Gonzalez

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@margoz

I love a lot of "swirl" in my coffee cake, so I tested this one and it's a keeper... This cake is moist, not like a "bread." Hope you try it and like it too. Let me know your thoughts!! I would imagine you can bake them as a cupcake with a choice of wonderful frostings found on this site.

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If you love cinnamon and apples, then this coffee cake is for you. It smells heavenly while baking. Starting with a spiced cake mix and apple muffin mix makes this easy to make and creates a yummy flavor combination. It's full of cinnamon and apples in every bite. This is a dense cake like most coffee cakes, but very moist too. We would encourage you to add the optional icing. The overall cake isn't sweet and the icing is a tasty final touch.

Note: Mary says to use what pan you'd like. We opted for a 9x13 pan and baked it for about 40 minutes. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12-24+
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • FOR CAKE:

  • 1 box
    spice cake mix
  • 1 pkg
    Marie Callander's apple muffin mix or any apple muffin mix (6 oz size)
  • 3
    eggs (I used Egg Beaters)
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 c
    yogurt (I used the one with cream on the top)
  • 1/3 c
    oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    instant coffee
  • 2
    fresh chopped apples (peeled and cored)
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts (I used pecan, cause it's all I had on hand)
  • 1 c
    almond milk
  • FOR CINNAMON SWIRL

  • 1/2 c
    melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    cinnamon
  • FOR ICING (OPTIONAL)

  • 3 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    almond milk

How to Make Apple Spice Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. For Cake: Sift together all the dry ingredients several times - cake and muffin mix, instant coffee, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In stand mixer, using paddle, starting on slow speed blend dry ingredients with eggs (one at a time).
  3. Add yogurt, milk, oil. Blend on medium speed for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add apples and nuts. Blend a few more minutes until all ingredients are incorporated scraping the sides often.
  5. CINNAMON SWIRL (best to do this after batter has been mixed as it only takes a minute). Melt butter. Add sugars and cinnamon. If mixture is too thick add a few teaspoons of milk until the consistency of gravy.
  6. Pour your batters in prepared pans. For this one I used 6 mini loaf pans, filling to about 3/4 full.

    Test Kitchen Note: We used a 9x13 pan.
  7. Dollop cinnamon swirl onto the batter 2 tablespoons at a time.
  8. With a knife, gently swirl the cinnamon through being careful not to touch the bottom.

    NOTE: I learned the hard way, it sticks to the bottom and cake is difficult to get out.
  9. BAKE @ 350 for how however many minutes, depending on size pan. For the mini loaf pans, it took 30-33 minutes. It also depends on your oven.

    Test Kitchen Note: It took 40 minutes for our 9x13 pan.
  10. If you want an icing, with a mix whisk 3 tbsp of powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1-2 tbsp of almond milk.
  11. Drizzle or spread over cooled cakes.

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About Apple Spice Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fall Food




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