Apple Buttermilk Coffee Cake Recipe
A Coffee Cake is either a cake flavoured with coffee or cakes preferred with morning/evening coffee.In case of latter, it is usually a cake made with spices,fruits or nuts. I usually prefer such type of cakes especially as a warm dessert for rainy evenings.The warm scent of fruits and spices definitely makes the weather bearable and the tummy satisfied as well. This is a simple apple coffee cake I tried today from MyRecipes. Its very easy to make and is low in fat as well.
- Apples: 1 cored and thinly sliced or 1.5 cups of slices
- Brown Sugar: 2-3 tbsp
- Cinnamon: 1 tsp or more as per taste
- (Mixed spices can also be used)
- All Purpose Flour: 1 cup
- Baking Soda: 1/4 tsp
- Salt: 1/8 tsp
- Butter: 2 tbsp soft
- Sugar: 1/3 cup
- Egg: 1
- OR Ener G Egg: 1.5 pkd tsp + 2 tbsp water + (1-2 tbsp extra water as needed)
- OR 2 tbsp cornflour/starch + 1 tbsp water = 1 egg
- Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp
- Almond Extract: 1/2tsp
- ButterMilk: 1/2 cup (preferably low fat)
- Walnuts: Handfuls
- Icing Sugar: 1/4 cup
- Buttermilk: 1-2 tsp (2 if thining is needed)
- Vanilla: 2-4 drops
- Additional garnish: sprinkles,icing sugar etc
Core,halve and thinly slice apple. In a deep saucepan, saute the apple slices with brown sugar and cinnamon and optionally other spices if using. Saute for a few minutes, till the sugar dissolves and turns syrupy and the slices look brownish. Keep aside.
In a small bowl, mix/whisk together flour,soda and salt.
In a wider and deeper bowl, cream together butter and sugar till well blended.Beat in the egg and the extracts and continue. The mix may look curdled a bit but thats okay.
Add flour and buttermilk alternatively starting and ending with flour. You will be getting a thick pourable batter which you spread on a greased round cake dish .
Arrange the apple slices over the cake.Sprinkle with the nuts -almonds or I used walnuts.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350F/175C for about 20-25 minutes until the cake pullsout the edges and start to brown.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer (using another plate) onto a rack to cool completely.Cut into wedges and serve drizzled with the glaze and topped with more sugar /sprinkles etc.
Glaze: Whisk together all the ingredients to get a thick or thin (add more buttermilk/milk) glaze. Drizzle over the cake either before cutting into wedges. Or drizzle on individual wedges.
The cake turned out to be spicy and fruity. But it was a bit thinner than I expected. May be the dish I used was too large for the batter.It did rise and cooked perfectly and was a bit spongier as well. It looked like an apple topped pizza but do not go for shape. Go for the taste and enjoy.