This past weekend was cold and drippy. Freezing rain and 4 inches of snow blanketed our ground and did not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. I comforted myself with a cup of coffee and a wedge of this delicious cake.
Apple Nut Coffee Cake (From Bunny’s Warm Oven)
- 1 cup walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
- 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, chilled
- 2 apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
- 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Zest of 1/2 a lemon
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch round springform pan.
In a small bowl, combine the nuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir well and set aside. Toss chopped pears in lemon juice and zest; set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together to mix well. Set aside.
In a small bowl, cut the cold butter into the flour with a fork until it makes a crumbly texture.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time until well incorporated. Add the vanilla and mix again. Scrape the sides with a spatula as needed. With the mixer running slowly, add 1/2 of the flour. When it is just mixed in, add the sour cream. When the sour cream is incorporated, add the rest of the flour and mix until just blended. Spread 2/3 of the batter into the pan. Sprinkle the batter with the flour/butter filling. Add the apple mixture. Top with remaining cake batter and spread it over the apples. Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over it all.
Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the cake clean. Cool for 20 minutes then run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen it from the pan. Remove the ring from the cake and allow to cool completely. You can serve it warm, though it will be more crumbly if you do. Serves 8.
Jueseppi B. said:
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This sounds amazing!
Thanks Emily! I hope you try it!
Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide said:
We just did an apple coffee cake and yours looks better. Not a competition right? This looks wonderful though, must try.
Did you post it? These past few weeks have been really busy and I have missed some blog posts. You are right… not a competition. But it does surprise me how many times what I am preparing ends up on someone else’s post just a day or two before mine. Great minds?
I know – doesn’t that happen A LOT!! And I, too, have said, ‘Great minds think alike’!
I wished I had a slice of you cake to have with my tea right now. It just snowed again and we have more this week. A comforting piece of cake is definitely called for. 🙂
This week we had two days above 65 degrees. Now we are expecting sleet and snow by noon. It seems this winder will never end.
Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen said:
I love apple cake and haven’t made one in ages.. this is the perfect comfort food, especially on those days of the last snow. We had a few errant flakes today but they disappeared soon enough. Fingers are crossed we’re done with that now!!
I can’t wait until we are done with the snow! My daffodils are peeking out but there is supposed to be sleet and snow this afternoon. It seems it will never end.
This looks delicious!
Thanks Alex! I hope you try it!
Just like Barbara Bamber – I haven’t made an apple cake in years, although I love them. Thanks for posting this recipe AND your photo is soo well done
Thanks Cecile. I am so glad you like the photo. I have been trying to improve it during the life of the blog. It is getting better. And now that we are having more sunshine, it helps tremendously.