Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Apple Coffee Cake

One word describes this cake: awe-some. Give it a try; you’ll love it!

Apple Coffee Cake


1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream


1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced


In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition (batter will be sticky). In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, sugars and cinnamon.

Spread half of the batter into an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with apples; sprinkle with half of the topping. Gently top with remaining batter and topping. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12 servings.