My sister and I had this recipe book when we were kids, Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book. My mom still had it in her house before the Camp Fire. One of my favorite recipes is in this book, “Apple-nut Coffee Cake”.￼ I recently remembered that I really like this coffee cake and I needed that recipe!
Luckily, my sister had written the recipe down on a recipe card. Whew! Kiki saves the day!
May I suggest, that you make copies of all of your favorite family recipes and send the copies to some of your favorite friends and relatives as gifts. You never know… You might be very glad you did!￼￼ Better yet, post your favorite recipes in a blog and share them with me too!
Of course, I made some alterations to the original recipe to suit my tastes. Here’s my version:
Apple-Cinnamon Coffee Cake
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large Granny Smith Apple, peeled, cored, and chopped into small bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix dry ingredients and set aside. Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add the egg, vanilla and sour cream and beat well. Sift the dry mixture into the batter and mix, do not over-stir. Add Granny Smith apple pieces and stir to combine.
Pour the batter into a greased 9×9 baking dish, and spread evenly. I use coconut oil to grease my baking dish.
Prepare the topping by mixing butter, brown sugar and cinnamon with a fork until crumbly. The original recipe calls for 1/4 cup of nuts. I usually omit the nuts, but if you like nuts you can put them into the topping. Sprinkle the topping on the top of the cake batter in the baking dish. You want to drop pinches of topping to polka dot the top of the cake.
Bake at 350°F￼ for 25-30 minutes or until golden-brown on top and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the cake cool before slicing into 9-12 pieces.
Serve it with a favorite beverage for “tea time”, enjoy it topped with whipped cream with your morning coffee, or have it as an after dinner dessert!