The good thing about a snow day is that it gives me an excuse have a baking day! Not that I really need an excuse, but it is always nice to have the whole day to yourself – warming yourself up with an oven that is always on and a nice cup of tea in front of you.
I started the day with baking some of my favorite ginger nectarine baked oatmeal. I can honestly say that I could eat that oatmeal all day and all night. I may never get bored of it. For lunch, I made some homemade bagel bites (which I may post on the blog later, but it is so easy to make, I might not bother). Then I made this cake so that I can have an afternoon snack.
The only downside to this day is that I have done so many dishes, my hands are cracking they are so dry. I should probably wear gloves so that my already dry hands don’t get even more dry by all the dishes I need to wash by hand (no, we don’t have a dishwasher), but…YOLO.
(Totally inappropriate use of YOLO, but whatevs)
This cake was everything my day off needed… and more! Soft cake with bursts of apple chunks in the centre, and a hard, cinnamon streusel topping for that extra crunch. I will keep this recipe close at hand for all of those days that I buy wayyy too many apples, and eventually have a lot that need using.
Which, let’s be real here, happens at least once a month.
This apple coffee cake makes for a perfect breakfast or afternoon snack. Soft cake filled with apples, topped with crunchy cinnamon streusel
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 Tbsp white vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 large apple, peeled, cored and diced
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp salted butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together the milk and vinegar. Set aside to “sour”.
In a large bowl, beat together the brown sugar and vegetable oil. Add in the egg until fully incorporated. Mix in the “soured” milk. Add in the baking soda, vanilla and flour, and mix in until fully incorporated.
Fold in the apple. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
In a small bowl, mix together the white sugar, cinnamon and butter. Sprinkle evenly over the batter.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.