Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Half Breed Coffee Cake Finds Friends

My daughter is a baker after my own heart - she doesn't want to eat what she bakes.
So very excited to make Apple Fritter Bread - had to force her to try it before she ate her Rice Chex.  Boring.
This recipe reminded me a lot of my Grandma's Yum Yum Coffee Cake and also my Honey Bun Coffee Cake recipes.
We had a snow day and decided to bake.  On the agenda?  Apple Fritter Cake.  I've seen this recipe all over social media and decided it was a must try in our household.
The batter was heavenly.  The filling a little wet, the final product?  A little too.... moist.  (I know I know - that word!)  It all tasted great, it just had too much apple juice from the filling.  I think next time I would make half the filling.  What do you think?  Give it a go - you don't have to wait for a snow day.

Apple Fritter Cake

2 cups chopped Granny Smith Apples (about 2 medium)
⅓ cup granulated sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp water
½ cup dark brown sugar
½ tsp cinnamon

⅓ cup butter, room temperature
¾ cup sugar
½ cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2¼ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup greek yogurt or sour cream

2 cups powdered sugar
⅓ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Make Filling
1.In a medium saucepan combine apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch and water. Heat over medium heat for5-6 minutes until apples soften and a liquid thickens. Set aside to cool.
2.Mix dark brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.

1.Preheat oven to 350°
2.Spray a 9x13 pan with baking spray.
3.In your mixing bowl beat butter and sugar, about 3 minutes until fluffy. Add applesauce, vanilla and eggs and mix on medium until combined.
4.In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
5.Add the dry mixture and the Greek yogurt in alternating parts, starting and ending with the dry.
6.Mix until just combined.
7.Spread ½ the cake batter in the bottom of the prepared pan. Top with the apple mixture, spreading carefully to cover the batter. Then top with ⅔ of the brown sugar, sprinkling all over the apple mixture.
8.Cover with the remaining batter and sprinkle the remaining ⅓ of the brown sugar all over the top.
9.Bake 35-40 minutes, or until the center of the cake is set.
1.While the cake is baking prepare the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a medium bowl.
2.When cake is done, immediately poke holes in the cake using a butter knife, about 30 pokes.
3.Pour the glaze over the top of the cake spreading to cover it completely.
4.Let the glaze set up for about 20 minutes before serving.

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