Friday, February 22, 2013

Apple Coffee Cake

Adapted from Land O Lakes

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 small apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup walnuts
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-4 tablespoons milk

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease 9x13" baking pan. In a bowl combined flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar. Blend in eggs, sour cream, and milk until smooth and combined. Add vanilla followed by dry ingredients. Spread two thirds of the batter into the prepared pan.
3. Arrange apple slices evenly over the layer of batter. Top with remaining batter. In a small bowl mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts. Sprinkle over batter and then drizzle over melted butter.
4. Bake cake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cake cool to room temperature before glazing.
5. For glaze, mix together softened cream cheese and icing sugar. Mix in vanilla and enough milk until desired consistency is met. Drizzle glaze over top of cake and then serve & enjoy!

This cake is best served with coffee or tea! 

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