Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake


In honour of the first day of Fall - almost every Fall as a kid, my family would go to a local apple orchard.
This recipe is inspired by those memories, as the orchard sold many apple baked goods and hot apple cider.

This is an amazing Apple cake recipe I recently discovered, and was a big hit at the cottage this past weekend!

Ingredients:
Cake:
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of peeled, and chopped apple
Streusel Topping:
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
Brown Sugar Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of butter

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F

Cake:
Soften the butter, and mix in the brown sugar.
Add the eggs and vanilla extract and stir in completely.
Stir in the sour cream.
Add the flour, baking soda and cinnamon, and blend completely.
Next, peel approximately two apples, remove the core and cut into little chunks/pieces.
Add two cups into the cake batter.
Gently mix the apples into the mixture.
Do not over-stir.

Grease a 9" x 13" baking dish, and spread the cake mixture evenly into the dish.

Streusel Topping:
Stir together the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.
Add in the 4 tablespoons of cold butter.
Combine with a fork or your fingers, rubbing the butter into the dry mixture.

The mixture should become little tiny clumps of the mixture, which will look like streusel topping.

Pour this mixture evenly onto the cake batter.

Bake for approximately 40 minutes.
Stick a skewer in the middle areas of the cake, and make sure no batter comes off.
This is to ensure it has been cooked fully. If batter does come off, put it in for another five minutes, and check again.

Once the cake is removed from the oven, prepare the glaze.

Melt the butter fully, mix in the brown sugar and cinnamon.
It should be somewhat runny, like a chocolate sauce, but not as runny as water.
If your mixture is too runny, add a little more sugar.
If it is not runny enough, add a tiny bit of water.

Pour the glaze over the cake evenly.
I poured mine in a zig-zig motion.
Let the glaze harden a little before serving.



Recipe adapted from the Food Network.

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