Sour Cream Apple Coffee Cake
Easy and delicious, that’s how I want my coffee cake. Sour Cream Apple Cake is moist with just the right amount of topping. Perfect with coffee or tea and as a dessert.
Let’s talk about the way this cake was made for a minute. It’s important for me to understand the reason behind the directions, if I understand why I’m doing it, I’ll do it. It’s a simple as that.
Creaming the sugar and butter… always start with room temperature butter. Not butter just taken out of the fridge, and not butter that’s melted slightly. Creaming room temperature butter with sugar gives your cake structure. Your beating air into the butter, while the sugar helps hold the air.
Start by beating the butter at low speed until it’s nice and creamy. Add the sugar and beat on high speed until it looks fluffy and grainy. Creaming the butter and sugar this way helps you to make light, delicate cakes.
Room temperature eggs…adding cold eggs to the room temperature sugar and butter you just creamed together might change the appearance of the butter. It may look curdled because the cold eggs have started to re harden the softened butter. Adding room temperature eggs will make the batter light and fluffy.
Beating flour into the batter until “just incorporated”… It’s as simple as this. the longer you beat the flour into a cake batter the more gluten your forming. And more gluten means a not as tender cake.
I hope this helps you to understand the reason behind the directions of this delicious cake and others. Now, it’s time to make Sour Cream Apple Coffee Cake and ENJOY!!
Sour Cream Apple Coffee Cake
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 Teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups diced apples
Cinnamon Nut Topping
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 11/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 3 Tablespoons melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 inch pan.
- Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl, beat until well incorporated. Add the eggs and vanilla, beat until light and fluffy.
- Sift the flour,baking soda, baking powder and salt together. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the sour cream, (Example...add 1/3 of the dry ingredients, beat until just incorporated, add 1/2 the sour cream, beat until just incorporated. Add 1/3 more flour, beat until just incorporated, add the last half of the sour cream, beat until just incorporated, add the last 1/3 of the flour, beat until just incorporated.)
- Stir in the diced apples. Spread the batter evenly into your prepared pan. Sprinkle the topping over top, bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Place all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir to combine, sprinkle over cake batter.
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