Apple Crumble Coffee Cake – Step into my kitchen nook! Today I’m excited to share a recipe that holds a place, in our hearts – the Apple Crumble Coffee Cake. This wonderful cake, filled with the essence of Honeycrisp apples and a delectable crumbly topping is absolutely perfect for those weekend mornings or as a comforting treat to brighten up any day. The key ingredients – apples, walnuts, cinnamon and a soft cake base – come together to create a blend of flavors that’s simply irresistible.
I still remember the first time I baked this Apple Crumble Coffee Cake on an autumn morning. The scent of apples and cinnamon floated through our home instantly warming up the atmosphere. As my husband and little one took their bites their faces lit up with joy. Since then it has become a family tradition – symbolizing comfort and happiness in our household.
What makes this Apple Crumble Coffee Cake truly remarkable?
What makes this Apple Crumble Coffee Cake truly remarkable? Firstly it is a flawless combination of textures – a tender and moist cake layered with a nutty crumble. Secondly the inclusion of Honeycrisp apples adds a sweetness and invigorating freshness. Lastly it’s a cake suitable for breakfast enjoyment or as a heartwarming treat during your coffee break or, after-meal indulgence.
What You Need To Make This Apple Crumble Coffee Cake Recipe?
Honeycrisp Apples: These apples give the cake a blend of sweetness and tartness creating a fresh and fruity taste, with every bite.
Toasted Walnuts: By toasting the walnuts their flavor becomes more pronounced adding a nuttiness and a satisfying crunch to the crumble topping.
Cinnamon: The addition of cinnamon brings in a spicy aroma that beautifully complements the apples and walnuts.
Unsalted Butter: Incorporating butter into the cake results in a moist texture while making the crumble topping irresistibly rich and buttery.
Plain Yogurt: Including plain yogurt keeps the cake moist while providing a tanginess that balances out its sweetness.
Brown and White Sugar: Brown sugar introduces a caramel sweetness while white sugar adds lightness and crispiness, to the crumble.
Fine Sea Salt: A touch of sea salt enhances all the flavors intensifying the nutty notes.
Steps To Make Apple Crumble Coffee Cake:
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Generously greasing a 9×12 inch baking dish, with butter.
Step 2: In a moment of tranquility whisk together the flour baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. This mixture forms the base of your cake.
Step 3: Let’s create the essence of the cake. The crumble. In another bowl combine walnuts, both sugars, melted butter, cinnamon and salt. Picture each grain of sugar coating the walnuts for a crunch in every bite.
Step 4: In a bowl begin with your ingredients. Cream together the sugar and butter until they are thoroughly combined. Add one egg at a time while whisking each one into a blissful union. Then gently incorporate the yogurt and vanilla using the whisk.
Step 5: Now comes the magical part. Combine the dry ingredients, with the wet ones. Do this tenderly and meticulously; whisk just until you can no longer see any traces of flour.
Step 6: Prepare your apples by envisioning each slice as a promise of sweetness; cut them into bite cubes. Gently fold these apple pieces into your batter as if they were treasures waiting to be discovered.
Step 7: Spread half of the batter in your baking dish then sprinkle half of the crumble over it.
Step 8: Make sure to repeat the process with the rest of the batter and crumble gently pressing down on the layer to create a crumbly texture.
Step 9: Allow it to bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Then exercise some patience. Let it cool before serving it up in comforting slices.
For a taste and texture, in your Apple Crumble Coffee Cake it’s important to give the cake some time to rest and cool in the pan after removing it from the oven. This resting period allows all the flavors to blend harmoniously while also allowing the cake to set properly making it easier to cut into slices. As the cake cools down it will absorb some of the buttery and sugary goodness, from the crumble topping resulting in a combination of textures. A slightly crispy top paired with a moist and tender interior. This simple act of patience will reward you with an irresistibly delicious cake that elevates your entire baking and tasting experience.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a different type of apple?
Sure you can definitely try using a kind of apple. Although Honeycrisp apples bring a taste feel free to experiment with your apple varieties.
How long can I store this cake?
If you’re wondering how long this cake can be stored it can stay fresh at room temperature for 2 days or, in the refrigerator for, up to 5 days.
Can I make this cake gluten-free?
Absolutely! You can make this cake gluten-free by swapping the all-purpose flour with your gluten-free blend. This way you’ll be able to cater to your needs.
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