Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

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Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

A sweet delicious cinnamon apple coffee cake with buttery crumb topping

There is no season I love more than fall. Everything about it is perfect. Baking is no exception. 
     The flavors that I tend to think of whenever fall rolls around are pumpkin and apple. Of course, there are many other wonderful fall ingredients, but I don’t think it’s controversial to say that apple and pumpkin are the main two.
     I was really in the mood to make an apple recipe. I know pies are delicious and all, but I didn’t feel like making a crust. And I was more in the mood for a cake. And in using apples, I felt it most fitting to make a coffee cake. It just sounded good.
     I had a bag of Pink Lady apples, which I know are good for both eating and baking. I used 5 or medium-sized apples to get about 4 cups.
     I really wanted to have a rich coffee cake, without it competing with the apples in terms of sweetness. So I didn’t add as much sugar as you may see in a regular cake. And this was an appropriate time to utilize the unsweetened applesauce I had on hand. This adds moisture, and of course, it fits with the theme!
     Although I was strategically using less sugar for this coffee cake, I still HAD to add some cinnamon chips to the batter; it just sounded too good not to. 
     And what is a coffee cake without a nice buttery crumb topping? Should I even add a glaze on top of that? Sure, why not. 
      This smelled so good while it was baking, I just hoped that the taste would live up to the aroma.
     I allowed this to cool completely, then glazed it. I must say this was extremely flavorful! The cinnamon chips were a very good choice. The cake was soft but sturdy enough to hold up the apples in the middle and the crumb topping. This is a rich and buttery coffee cake bursting with fall apple flavor. I will keep coming back to this one in the future!


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Apple Filling:
  • 4 cups chopped apples
  • 3 TBS sugar
  • 2 TBS flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
Crumb Topping:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
Vanilla Glaze (Prepare after cake is baked and cooled):
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Coat a 13×9 inch pan with nonstick spray
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
  6. Stir in both extracts, followed by the applesauce.
  7. Add the flour mixture and cinnamon chips to the butter mixture, stirring until combined.
  8. Spread about half of the mixture into the prepared pan. 
  9. Top as evenly as possible with apple filling.
  10. Dollop remaining cake batter over the apples
  11. Spread carefully, trying to cover the apple as much as you can (don’t worry if some apple shows through).
  12. Sprinkle with the Crumb Topping as evenly as possible.
  13. Bake for about 30-35 minutes
  14. Cool and drizzle with Vanilla Glaze
Apple Filling:
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl
  2. Add apples and toss to thoroughly coat.
Crumb Topping:
  1. Stir together all ingredients
Vanilla Glaze
  1. Stir together all ingredients
  • I used Pink Lady apples, but you can probably use any other apple that is considered good for baking (NOT Honeycrisp!)
  • I peeled the apples and chopped them into little pieces, as opposed to slices. 
  • Be careful not to overbake!

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