Here is a coffee cake recipe that I found in the Costco cookbook that my friend gave to me. The picture looked so delicious; I decided to make it. The cake consisted of alternate layers of batter, slices of apples and cinnamon-pecan-sugar streusel topping. Sour cream was added to the batter resulting in a moist cake. The slices of apple and the sweet streusel topping in the cake are added bonus. Indulge!
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ cups sour cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 large Gala apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray a 9X9-inch baking pan.
Prepare the topping: Combine all ingredients and mix well. Set aside.
In a bowl, cream together butter, sugar and eggs. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sour cream and vanilla; mix well.
Pour half of the batter into the pan. Layer with half of the apple slices, then half of the topping. Pour in the remaining batter, layer with the remaining apple slices, and then add the rest of the topping.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Baking time may vary depending on the oven, so take a peek at one hour and see how the cake looks. Let the cake cool and then refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Recipe source: “Enjoy Cooking: The Costco Way”.