Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

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    This is a deliciously moist coffee cake. It has a crunchy nut streusel topping but the secret is a layer of apples and even more streusel in the middle!

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    Serves: 16 

    • 325g light brown soft sugar
    • 100g plain flour
    • 110g butter, chilled and diced
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 120g chopped walnuts
    • 400g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 175g butter, room temperature
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 450g plain yogurt
    • 2 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and finely diced

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a ring cake tin.
    2. To make streusel: In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar, 100g flour and cinnamon. Rub in the butter with your fingers or a fork, until crumbly. Stir in walnuts.
    3. In a medium bowl, stir together 400g flour, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Then stir in the vanilla and yogurt. Gently stir in the flour mixture just until blended.
    4. Pour 1/2 of the batter into the cake tin, sprinkle with 1/4 of the streusel and layer with apples. Sprinkle with 1/2 the remaining streusel. Pour in the remaining batter, and top with the remaining 1/4 streusel. Lightly pat the top layer of streusel so it sticks to the cake batter.
    5. Bake 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then carefully turn out onto a wire cooling rack. Leave to cool completely before serving.

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    To previous comment--coffee cake is often called such as it is intended to be served alongside a warm mug of coffee!  -  13 Nov 2011


    This "coffee cake" contains NO COFFEE!  -  04 Jun 2011


    This is absolutely delicious but huge - will make two thirds the amount next time, which should fit my tin better  -  10 Aug 2017