Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar Sauce
- 3 small apples
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a 9 inch round cake
pan or 9 1/2 inch springform pan.
Peel, core and chop apples. They should not measure more than 2 cups. Set
Using a fork, work flour with brown sugar and butter in a large bowl until
crumbly. Stir in nuts. Divide mixture in half. Evenly press half into pan
bottom to form a crust.
Stir baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into remaining crumb mixture until
blended, then make a well in the center. In a small bowl, lightly beat egg
with sour cream and vanilla until smooth. Add to flour mixture, stirring
just until combined. Fold in apples.
Evenly spread batter over crumb mixture. Bake until a cake tester inserted
into center comes out fairly clean, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. If top
gets too brown before cake is baked, lightly lay a piece of foil over top
for last 10 to 20 minutes of baking. Cool in pan on a rack. Serve with .
Cake keeps well at room temperature for a day. Covered, it freezes well
and is easily cut while still frozen.
1 - 9 inch round cake