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Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article originally posted October 2013 with better photos and additional information.
How to make apple coffee cake
Making the crumb topping for apple coffee cake
Chop the pecans to measure 1/4 to 1/2-cup.
Prepare the topping by adding 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup light brown sugar and 1 tsp ground cinnamon in a medium-size bowl.
Combine the ingredients using a pastry cutter or fork until crumbly.
Toss in 1/4 cup oats and pecans.
Give them a toss to combine and set aside.
Preparing the apples for apple coffee cake
Making the apple coffee cake batter
Add 2 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt to 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour.
Making the glaze
Stir together 1 cup confectioners sugar, 2 teaspoons cream and a few grains salt. Drizzle onto the slightly cooled coffee cake.
Apple Coffee Cake
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup oats
1/4 to 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans or walnuts, optional
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 to 1 1/2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tsp. cream (more or less for desired spreading consistency)
few grains salt (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F; spray a 9×9 inch baking pan (square or round).
Prepare topping by combining flour, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon using a pastry cutter or fork. Toss in oats and stir. Set aside.
Cream together sugar, egg and melted butter. Add vanilla and milk.
In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients into the wet, and mix well. Fold in apples.
Pour the batter into prepared baking pan; sprinkle topping crumb mixture evenly over batter. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Tent with foil if browning too quickly.
Stir together the glaze ingredients; drizzle onto slightly cooled coffee cake.
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