I had to start back to work this week so as I was looking over the blog, I was trying to find something that would help me get out the door in the morning and back into the swing of teaching. When I found an apple coffee cake that meant for breakfast I knew that was the dish I had to make. I don’t eat breakfast all that often and when I do it’s usually something sweet. I love the taste of tart apples in a sweet baked good so I knew this was the perfect dish to get me off to school on time.
The cake was really simple to make with only a few ingredients. It is then topped off with slices of apples and a sweet crumble topping. It smelled heavenly in the oven and I could hardly wait for it to cool before I swiped a piece. The cake is moist and lightly sweetened. The tart apples give a nice contrast and the crumble topping adds the perfect crunch. I had a slice on my way to the first day of the new school year and my day was good from then on.
Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake (adapted from This is how we eat.)
1 stick butter, at room temperature
1/4 c. sugar
1 egg white
2 T. applesauce
1 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
For the crumb topping:
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. oats
4 T. butter at room temperature.
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.