Recently a friend came over to visit with her seven month old baby son. She offered to stop at a local restaurant and pick up sandwiches for lunch and I made dessert for us. I decided to make this coffe cake that I had bookmarked for awhile since I knew that there would be leftovers which would make a great breakfast treat. This cake was nice and moist and I liked the addition of apples. Like Edesia's my glaze didn't really glaze the cake, but ended up soaking into the cake. When it hardened on the top it ended up giving the cake a little crunch which I actually enjoyed. Luckily, I don't make sweets very often, because this recipe does use lots of sugar, with the cake, crumble, and glaze....but my friend and I (and the family!) both thought it was worth it!
Apple Brown Sugar Coffee Cake
recipe from Edesia's Notebook, originally from Emeril Lagasse
Yield: 24 servings
For the Cake:
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1½ cups brown sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
2 cups peeled, cored, and chopped apples
For the Crumble Topping:
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup flour
½ tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp butter, softened
For the Brown Sugar Glaze:
½ cup brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 9x13” glass baking dish with baking spray.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Fold in the apples. Pour into the prepared baking dish, spreading out to the edges.
To make the topping, in a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter, and mix until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the topping over the cake and bake until golden brown and set, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.
To make the glaze, in a bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla, and water and mix until smooth. Drizzle the cake with the glaze and let harden slightly. Serve warm.
Family Rating: 2 thumbs up!
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