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Apple Streusel Coffeecake Recipe

Yields1 Serving

Apple streusel is a traditional German cake that features 3 layers of flavor.  The first layer is a butter batter that is spread across the bottom of a buttered and floured spring-form cake pan.  The second layer consists of thin slices of apple and the final topping is the streusel.

INGREDIENTS:
Streusel Ingredients:
 1 ½ cups of packed light brown sugar
 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
 ½ cup of butter, chilled and diced into small cubes
 1 cup of chopped walnuts
Apple Streusel Butter Batter Ingredients:
 ¾ cup of butter at room temperature
 3 eggs
 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
 16 ounces of plain low-fat yogurt
 1 ½ cups of white sugar
 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
 ¾ teaspoon of baking soda
 3 ¼ cups of flour
 Also, 2 apples peeled, cored and finely sliced and set aside in water with lemon juice to keep the apples slices from browning
DIRECTIONS:
Streusel Directions:
1

In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar, 3/4 cup flour, and cinnamon.

2

Cut in the butter with a fork until crumbly and then stir in walnuts. You can also use a hand mixer or countertop mixer to make the streusel. Don’t overdo it. You want the mixture to be crumbly.

Apple Streusel Butter Batter Directions:
3

Add the butter and sugar plus the 3 eggs, yogurt and vanilla, the 3 1/4 cups flour, baking powder, and baking soda.

4

Select the pizza dough or pasta dough setting or the cake bread setting if your machine has one. Remember to remove the batter before the baking cycle begins if using the cake bread setting.

5

An alternative is the basic dough setting, but remove the batter before the rising cycle starts.

Apple Streusel Final Assembly:
6

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and then butter and flour a spring-form cake pan.

7

Pour the batter into the spring-form pan and spread it around the bottom so it’s even distributed to the sides of the pan.

8

Top the batter with the thin slices of apple.

9

Top with the streusel and pat down with a spoon to integrate it into the apple slices.

10

Lightly fluff up the streusel dressing with a fork.

11

Bake 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

12

Cool in the pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove spring form pan, and let the cake cool completely. Slice and serve.