Two things make this Coffee Cake as delicious as it is – Apples and the Streusel Topping. Apples make any baked thing very moist, as they continue giving off the moisture into the cake long after they are baked, not only keeping it very moist but also keeping it from going stale longer. The Struesel Topping gives this cake somewhat of a crunch and carameliness (new word that needs it’s places in the dictionary), since it’s sugar, you know… that’s been baked.
1 1/2 tsp baking powder or 1 tsp baking soda
Peel, core and dice apples into 1/2 inch cubes. Add 1/4 cup flour and toss together.
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.
- 2 Cups Flour, all purpose (canadian is best)
- 1½ tsp baking powder or 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar, granulated
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk, room temperature
- 3 large apples, peeled, cut into ½ inch cubes
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 3 Tbsp butter, melted
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tbsp flour
- Peel, core and dice apples into ½ inch cubes. Add ¼ cup flour and toss together.
- Whisk ½ cup milk and 2 room temperature eggs together. Set aside.
- Combine ½ teaspoon salt, 1½ teaspoon baking soda and 2 cups all purpose flour together, then whisk together with fork or whisk.
- Pour melted butter into the pyrex dish you’re going to bake the cake in. Brush the inside with the melted butter. Add flour and shake the dish around covering the inside with flour. Set aside.
- Turn oven to 350F. Put baking rack in the middle.
- Combine melted butter, flour & sugar together, until crumbly mixture forms. Put in fridge until ready to use.
- Whisk together (with mixer or a hand+whisk) butter and sugar, for about 3 minutes. While continuing to whisk slowly pour the wet ingredients (milk+eggs) in thirds, down the sides of the bowl, then add the vanilla extract and mix once more. Add the flour+baking soda+salt mixture. Mix just until combined.
- Add diced apples to the batter and carefully fold it in.
- Add them to the baking dish. Spread around to make an even layer. Remove the streusel topping from fridge and break it up with your hands. Sprinkle the batter with streusel topping.
- Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.