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Apple Coffee Cake

Tart sour cream flavors this moist apple cinnamon coffee cake covered with brown sugar and crunchy nuts. The yield is two pans, so you can serve one and freeze the other for a busy morning or unexpected company. —Dawn Fagerstrom, Warren, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 coffee cakes (9 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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
  • 1-3/4 to 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • TOPPING:
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, mixing well after each addition. Stir in apples. Transfer to two greased 8-in. square baking dishes.
  • For topping, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in nuts; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Serve warm or cool completely before serving.
  • Freeze option: Securely wrap cooled coffee cake in foil, then freeze. To use, thaw in refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 251 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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