Posts Tagged ‘coffee cake’

Apple spice coffee cake

This is the recipe for coffee cake cake from the previous post. This cake is quick to mix and very moist. Perfect addition to post dinner treat or light breakfast.

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For streusel: pulse together in food processor: 1/3 cup of flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 56 g soft butter, 1 tsp of cinnamon, dash of salt.
For cake:
Beat 1 stick of butter with 1 cup of sugar until fluffy. Add 2 large eggs (all products should be room temperature), adding one at a time. In a separate bowl mix together 2 cup white flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1-1,5 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp ginger and dash of salt.
Add dry ingredients to the batter alternating with 1 cup of sour cream. Beat until well incorporated.
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C) – I bake in convection panasonic oven – so it takes 2 mins to preheat it, otherwise preheat oven right in the beginning of cooking. Butter 9 inch spring form with and line it’s bottom with baking paper and dust with flour.
Peal, core and chop apples, dust them with some flour and mix in the batter. Pour batter into spring form and bake for 40 minutes or till toothpick inverted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

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Plum Coffee Cake

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Friday morning starts with a freshly baked plum teacake, which I am going to take to my husband’s parent house.
This is an easy cake with a buttery dough and caramelized nuts streusel. Plums can be substituted to apples, apricots or even chunky pumpkin. Nut flour for streusel can be made from almond or as I did from walnut flour.

Ingredients:
150 g butter at room temperature
120 g white sugar
150 g all purpose flour
3 eggs kept at room temperature
Cardamom (optional)
20 g butter for streusel
1,5 Tbsp butter
1,5 Tbsp nuts flour

To prepare streusel:
Melt butter in thin bottomed non stick pan over medium heat, add sugar and keep cooking stirring occasionally until mixture will thicken and become light brown. Remove from heat, add nuts and keep stir actively to make crumbs. Let it cool while preparing batter.

To prepare cake:
Beat sugar with butter until sugar is fully dissolved. Add eggs one at a time and beat for 1 minute between each addition. Gradually add flour and cardamom is using. Continue mixing on low speed.
Cut prunes into quarters and each quarter in half. Butter cooking form and dust it with flour. Add plums into batter and mix with spatula. Pure into prepared baking form and spread cooled streusel evenly on top.
Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes at 180C or until wooden stick inverted in the middle of the cake comes out clean and dry.
Cool and serve.

Butter can be substituted for sour cream but in this case add 1 tsp of baking powder to the dough.