Applesauce Coffee Cake

 

I have been making this recipe for many years, its from a Martha Stewart Living Magazine not sure how old but at least 5 years ago. This cake is made with homemade apple cider applesauce, has a crumble topping that melts into the cake and fresh apple slices placed on the top of it. Its very moist and absolutely delicious. I made it in a bundt pan instead of a tube pan and made a few minor changes but the recipe was pretty perfect as written. I decided to share this recipe with apple and pear season upon us. Make it with apples alone or pears or both its great anyway you make it.

What you will need

1 pound juicy apples (Macintosh work very well) peeled. cored and cut into quarters

1/4 cup apple cider

1 tablespoon Sugar (white, turbinado or brown any will work)

pinch of salt

THE CRUMBLE TOPPING

4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened

1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed

1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup toasted pecans chopped (If you have a nut allergy the nuts can be omitted)

THE CAKE

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon cloves (OPTIONAL, I omitted I do not like cloves)

1/2 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar packed

4 large eggs at room temperature

1 1/2 cups apple cider applesauce

2 small juicy apples (Macintosh work very well) peeled and sliced

1/2 cup toasted pecans chopped OPTIONAL

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