Friday, September 7, 2012

Apple Coffee Cake

  It is officially fall here in Italy, and the apple . No, this is not the real reason I made this cake actually I wanted to make or re-make the nectarine upside down cake I made yesterday but I ran out of nectarine; that's why I used my apples.. and it turned out absolutely delish!!!

The term coffee cake can refer to any of the following:

  • A class of cakes intended to be eaten alongside coffee (for example, as part of a breakfast meal) or that may be eaten during a "coffee break" or offered to guests as a gesture of hospitality on or around a coffee table. Under this definition, a coffee cake does not necessarily contain coffee. They are typically single layer cakes that may be square or rectangular like a Stollen or loaf-shaped rectangular cakes, or they may be ring shaped. Coffee cakes may be flavored with cinnamon or other spices, seeds, nuts and fruits. These cakes sometimes have a crumbly or crumb topping called streusel and/or a light glaze drizzle. Some similarity to teacakes may be found, though teacakes are often smaller individual items served with tea.
  • A cake, often sponge cake, which is made with coffee or has a coffee flavor.




First of all prepare this:

You will need an apple, flour, Baking powder, brown sugar, butter,  an egg, yogurt and vanilla extract


Peel and slice your apple


Add to them  2 TB brown sugar mixed with 1/2 ts cinnamon


Cream your butter with your sugar


Now, add your egg and mix


start adding your flour alternating with yogurt till both finish


your batter should look like that!


Now, the fun part... add half the batter in your pan and spread it evenly 

Start adding your apple slices






Now add the rest of the batter and BAKE!

e VoilĂ  !



Apple Coffee Cake


You will need :
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar , divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 125 gm Greek yoghurt or butter milk
  • 1 large apple, sliced and peeled,1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 TB brown sugar .


How to:
  •  Preheat oven to 400°F, 180 c, placing the rack in the middle. Butter and flour a 9-inch round cake pan and keep ready. or use a comfort silicon pan like mine, I love it!
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy; this should take about 3 minutes, then beat in the vanilla. Finally add the egg and beat well for another 2 minutes.
  • Switch the mixer setting to low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk or yogurt, beginning and ending with flour, and mixing until just combined. Remember, do NOT over-beat.
  •  Spoon half the prepared batter into the cake pan, add your apple  then spoon the rest of your batter.
  • Bake until cake is golden and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, roughly about 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the cake pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Invert it onto a serving plate.
  • By the way, this cake tastes just like a good-soft- apple pie.Yummm :)

A quick hint this cake best served when hot, heat it up a lil in a microwave.. add a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top and ENJOY!








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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks so good but why is it called a coffee cake when you dont put coffee in

Nesrine Gamal said...

Well, it is a good question
Coffee cake are called like this because they are eaten in the morning with cofee, or may be later in the day in coffee breaks or something.
Glad you liked it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_cake

Shumaila said...

I love baked goods with apple in them. I like the fact that this has greek yogurt in it- a little extra protein in your dessert is always a plus!

lotty said...

This looks incredibly awesome! This coffee cake recipe is simply interesting. I love apples since I was kid and this is a great idea. Thanks ^_^

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