Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cream Cheese Apple Coffee Cake

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I was very wary when titling this post. Last time I posted a coffee cake, I got multiple commenters and emailers saying, "Excuse me, but where is the coffee in this coffee cake recipe? I have read it through multiple times and I just cannot find the coffee. Please help!"


No, you are reading that correctly, folks. This coffee cake, like pretty much all coffee cakes I've ever had, has absolutely no coffee in the recipe! Shocking, I know. But I do hope you will drink a cup or several of coffee while you are devouring it. 


Really though, I shouldn't make fun of you wonderful commenters.

But while I'm already on a roll, can we just talk about the people who ask if "this chocolate chip cookie recipe will still turn out the same if we leave out the chocolate chips" (to whom I must answer, "What do you live for?"). Or how about the people who ask in earnest if cupcakes are meant to be served as a side dish or dessert?

I'm not even joking when I say, these kind of comments are what make blogging worth it. 

Enjoy your coffee cake. Good day.




    • Cream Cheese Apple Coffee Cake

    • Cake Ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup white sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
    • 1 1/2 cups chopped apples (chopped small)
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    • Cream Cheese Layer Ingredients:
    • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 3 tablespoons white sugar
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    • Streusel Ingredients:
    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
    • 6 tablespoons cold butter
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    • Directions:
    • Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease an 8x8 inch square pan. 
    • Combine the butter and sugars for the cake and mix until fluffy. Add the egg, oil, and vanilla and mix until combined. 
    • Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and stir into the butter mixture, mixing just until combined. Stir in the chopped apples. Spread into the prepared pan. 
    • Mix together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla for the cream cheese layer and spread over the cake batter in the pan. 
    • Combine all the streusel ingredients using your hands or a pastry blender until well combined. Sprinkle over the cream cheese mixture. 
    • Bake for about 45 minutes or until the topping is browned. 
    • Can be stored in the refrigerator.




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