Monday, October 3, 2011

Apple Streussal Coffee Cake

Good Monday morning everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. I did! See Gabriel's Sesame Street Live adventure :) Here's a delish cake to help use all of those glorious apples that are flooding our kitchens (I hope!) This is my mom-in-law's favorite. Hope you love it too!

Apple Streussal Coffee Cake
Adapted from the Bread Experience
  • 2 large baking apples (I used Honeycrisp), peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups AP flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter
  • 1 cup Pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup Sour Cream, slightly colder than room temperature
Preheat oven to 350°F. 

Place apples in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 min. or until crisp-tender. Drain apples; set aside to cool. Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup of the flour, the brown sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl. Cut in 1/4 cup cold butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans; set aside. 

Mix remaining 2 cups flour, the baking powder & baking soda; set aside. Beat 1/2 cup softened butter and the granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light&  fluffy. Blend in eggs & vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with the sour cream, beating until well blended after each addition. Stir in apples. Pour into greased & floured 10-inch tube pan. Sprinkle with the pecan mixture. 

Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
<3 Lishie

PS~Come to the NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway, NYC, NY 10003 on 10/6/11 @11a.m. for a free reading of Llama Llama Red Pajama to help break Jumpstart's Read for the Record!

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