Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Apple Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping and a Brown Sugar Glaze

Thank you food network. Thank you. This is a 5 star recipe from Emeril Lagasse..and it lived up to 5 stars!

We went apple picking a week ago, so I have a large bag of apples (and over flow) that are begging to be baked. I've made apple muffins, apple sauce, my favorite apple crisp and now I'm going to the Apple Coffee Cake seen here. I'm making apple french toast for this weekend...I can hardly wait!

That being said- this was good! It was super moist, had great flavor, and I'm thrilled that I sent it to work with my husband! It would be terrible if I had it sitting here...

Apple Coffee Crumb Cake
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apples

Crumble Topping:

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

Brown Sugar Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Parchment line a 9x13.
In a large bowl, cream together the stick of butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating after the addition of each. In a separate bowl or on a piece of parchment, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients, alternating with the sour cream and vanilla. Fold in the apples. Pour into the prepared baking dish, spreading out to the edges.

To make the topping, in a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter, and mix until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the topping over the cake and bake until golden brown and set, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.

To make the glaze, in a bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla, and water and mix until smooth. Drizzle the cake with the glaze and let harden slightly. Serve warm.

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