Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Apple Coffee Cake

We have been away from home for two weeks.  Crazy, right?  I feel like I have been gone forever.  I am a homebody for the most part so this was kind of a big deal for me.  Where did we go?  On a cruise.  Oh, swoon, on a cruise.  Strangely enough I just realized I did not take one picture of the food we ate.  Which, if you been on a cruise ship, you know, is pretty amazing. Beef Bourguignon, London Broil, Steak, Crab Cakes, Gnocchi, all kinds of shrimp dishes.  The desserts, pretty amazing too. There were a lot of good ones.  Linzer Torte, Fruit Tarts, Chocolate Crepes, Soufflés... One of my favorites was a beet root chocolate cake.  If you are not a fan of beets, you would never know.  It was a really rich chocolate cake. 

How much did I gain?  Yes, this was a concern before I went.  But miracle of miracles, I stayed the same.  Must have been my time in the fitness center that balanced out the desserts.
While the food was very good, it was actually refreshing to have home cooked meals.  Fanciness aside, my meals are pretty good.  I am not trying to be boastful.  But one thing I found lacking was vegetables.  Would have like to see more vegetables with all these amazing dishes they serve. 

On the stove when we returned home was a pot of soup and an Apple Coffee Cake, compliments of my Mother.  Thank you Mom!

Here it is in all its glory.  Very delicious.


 Beat 1/2 cup shortening until light and fluffy.

Add in:  1 cup sugar
              2 large eggs
              1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat until throughly combined.

In a separate bowl combine

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1/4 teaspoon salt

Add flour mixture to batter along with  8 ounces sour cream.
Stir in:   1 1/2 cups chopped apple

Pour into greased 9 x 13. Sprinkle topping over batter.

1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Bake at 350F for 35 minutes.


Mary Bergfeld said...

The cake sounds wonderful!!! I'm so glad you had the opportunity to get away for a while. The cruise sounds perfect. Hugs and blessings...Mary

COCO intheKitchen said...

This cake has one of my most favourite combination of flavours - cinnamon, apples, pecans, brown sugar. Unfortunately, the recipe is also very easy, which makes it highly dangerous to my waistline!

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Lori said...

So sorry. I fixed it. Thank you for letting me know.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for correcting the recipe and adding the sour cream. I didn't mean to sound grumpy when I said I wanted to make the cake NOW--I meant that it looks so good that I can't wait to make it!!! I love your blog and your recipes--thanks for your efforts and happy holidays to you and yours.

Lori said...

No worries, I am so glad you pointed it out to me.

Thank you for the positive feedback, I appreciate it. Coincidentally I have one in the oven right now for a party tomorrow. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.