October 25, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

This year, I've decided to explore several coffee cake recipes with my plethora of apples. I don't have a favorite of the three I've tried because they're all delicious, this one included.

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 2/3 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups finely chopped, peeled apples
Crumb Mixture
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp. shortening

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mix butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in separate bowl. Alternately add the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the butter mixture. Beat until combined. Stir in the apples.

Then combine all the crumb ingredients together. Place about two cups of batter into a greased 10-inch tube pan. Sprinkle 1/3 of the crumb mixture, and then alternate layers with the batter. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until done. Cool for 10 minutes, and then remove from pan. Cool on wire rack an additional 30 minutes.

Melt chocolate chips and shortening together. Drizzle over the top of the cake.

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