Monday, 28 May 2012
Apple Coffee Cake
Let me tell you a story. It's about a girl, and an oven, and how they fell in love.
Now this girl and the oven never used to get along. She would try to make a baked potato and yell at the oven, angry when it wouldn't cooperate and storm away. The oven in turn would burn her potato.
The girl could never really be angry with the oven, she knew it was her doing, and she wore her heart on her sleeve. But the oven burnt her sleeve.
Then one day, she made a gorgeous cake. An apple cake. The oven and the girl were so happy that the girl put a bun in the oven, and they lived happily ever after.
As you can see, I am no story teller, but I've got to tell you that this recipe is a keeper.
I just had some extra sour cream and some apples that needed to be used, and thought: why not bake with it? Which, you know, is pretty much my first thought when I have ANYTHING extra lying around that needs using.
Ever since I've been informed that some of the foods that are sold in stores contain wood pulp, I have started making my own food. One, because I know what I'm putting in it, and two, because I still think that baking is fun. Maybe it will wear off sometime. I really hope not..
Adapted from AllRecipes
What you'll need:
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1 cup white sugar
-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
-2-3 small apples, cored, peeled and cut into cubes
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-2 1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F
2. In a medium bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the wet ingredients and the sour cream until fully incorporated. Fold in apples.
4. For the topping, mix together the 2 1/2 teaspoons of melted butter with the brown sugar and cinnamon.
5. Pour batter into a springform pan, sprinkle the topping on top, and bake for around 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
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