28 May 2012

Apple Coffee Cake

Let me tell you a story. It's about a girl, and an oven, and how they fell in love.

Now this girl and the oven never used to get along. She would try to make a baked potato and yell at the oven, angry when it wouldn't cooperate and storm away. The oven in turn would burn her potato.

The girl could never really be angry with the oven, she knew it was her doing, and she wore her heart on her sleeve. But the oven burnt her sleeve.

Then one day, she made a gorgeous cake. An apple cake. The oven and the girl were so happy that the girl put a bun in the oven, and they lived happily ever after.

As you can see, I am no story teller, but I've got to tell you that this recipe is a keeper.

I just had some extra sour cream and some apples that needed to be used, and thought: why not bake with it? Which, you know, is pretty much my first thought when I have ANYTHING extra lying around that needs using.

Ever since I've been informed that some of the foods that are sold in stores contain wood pulp, I have started making my own food. One, because I know what I'm putting in it, and two, because I still think that baking is fun. Maybe it will wear off sometime. I really hope not..

Adapted from AllRecipes
What you'll need:

-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1 cup white sugar
-2 eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 cup sour cream
-2-3 small apples, cored, peeled and cut into cubes

-3/4 cup brown sugar
-2 1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F
    2.   In a medium bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
    3.   In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the wet ingredients and the sour cream until fully incorporated. Fold in apples.
    4.   For the topping, mix together the 2 1/2 teaspoons of melted butter with the brown sugar and cinnamon.
    5.   Pour batter into a springform pan, sprinkle the topping on top, and bake for around 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

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  1. gorgeous cake............its the only way to get rid of all the extra stuff hanging around!btw...i am a huge fan of jams also for this reason.......the cake looks real good.

  2. Ooh never knew they use wood pulp!My kids are great fans of apple desserts and will love this cake!I cannot wait to try :)Thanks for sharing!

  3. this reminds me of the rhubarb coffee cake my mom makes every year, but the great thing about your recipe is that it uses apples instead of rhubarb! :) I can't wait to try this!

  4. You create something delicious from leftover,Love it,,i did all the time I hate to wasted the food it's better use up for something before going bad !!


  5. what a great combo of flavors,yummy moist cake!!

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  6. I love a good coffee cake, especially a sour cream coffee cake. The apple makes this one even better!

  7. Looks delicious! Great flavors in there.

  8. this looks awesome. delicious one

  9. looks delicious, although i am allergic to apples, i can still eat cooked apples. :-) love coffee cakes of ANY flavor.

  10. That whole wood pulp thing is kinda gross, isn't it? Nice coffee cake - apple + sour cream = nice combo. And nice pictures. Good post - thanks.

  11. Agree! Cooking at home is much healthier, cheaper, and taste so much better. I like to know what's in my food too, wood pulp is definitely not something I wanna ingest in my system.

  12. Loved the cake as well as the story!

  13. Wow it looks lively with coffe taste.... Perfectly done

  14. Great story! The cake looks amazing!

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  16. Why throw something that's still useful , right ?! I just love adding sour cream to some baked goodies ! It gives cake a moist and tender texture :D This cake sure looks yummy and moist ! The topping sounds delicious as well :D

  17. Nice flavours Cathleen.. nice story too :)

  18. Love this kind of cake; simple but very very good! So happy that the little girl and the oven made up. Right now I am a but frustrated with my new oven that I am trying to understand.

  19. I love the flavors in your cake and loved the story of you and your oven. I had a rough start in my relationship with the oven but once you make peace it can be loads of fun

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  21. Awesome coffee cake. I'll need several slices of this to get me through the morning!

  22. Cathleen, apple coffee cake sounds delicious. Recently I made a blueberry sour cream coffee cake. Addictive.

  23. Oh, I just love apples in baked goods..and your coffee cake looks magnificent!

  24. Oh yes, I'm all for making my own everything! WHo knows what stores/companies are putting in their foods. This cake looks delicious!

  25. when you mentioned wood pulp, i hv to quickly go and read that article..kind of scary..in a way! so the conclusion of the story forms a sweet girl,a lovely cake and an obedient oven..

  26. What a delicious looking coffee cake! But you've got me worried about the wood pulp....

  27. What a lovely looking scrumptious cake!

  28. I loved the story :) Lovely looking cake too - apple and cinnamon is such a classic pairing!

  29. What a beautiful cake! Wood Pulp...sounds truly odd and scary. I am going to try and make a GF adaptation. Will let you know how it turns out.



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