Monday, October 15, 2012

apple cider coffee cake

Hi. It's fall. No, really, it is, even if it was 75 degrees today for some reason. I've been drinking cider and eating fall things like brisket and mashed potatoes and apple pie and the other day I had a craving for coffee cake. You remember, the one I made a while back, that's like those delicious coffee cakes you get in NYC?
We were going to a pig roast where we had to bring a dish that was slightly seasonal, so I put in some apples and cider into the recipe. It was delicious, but make sure you eat it the same day you make it or else the apples will sog through the cake. It'll still taste delicious but be a little soggy. 

Apple cider coffee cake
From America's test kitchens best-ever recipes, previously blogged about here

Crumb topping
8 T melted unsalted butter, still warm

2 T apple cider
1/3 c white sugar
1/3 c brown sugar, packed
3/4 t cinnamon
a pinch of salt
1 3/4 c rice flour mix
1/4 t xanthan gum

Mix together butter, cider, sugars, cinnamon and salt together, then stir in the flour and xanthan gum. Set aside to cool and harden a bit.

1 1/4 c rice flour mix
1/4 t xanthan gum
1/2 c white sugar
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
6 T softened butter, cut into slices
1/3 c greek yogurt
1 whole egg plus 1 yolk
2 t vanilla

1 apple, cut up into hunks
1 T brown sugar
1 t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325. Line an 8x8 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Whisk the flour, xanthan gum, sugar, baking soda, and salt together in the bowl of a mixer. Add the butter, one slice at a time until mostly incorporated. Add in the yogurt, eggs, and vanilla and beat on medium-high until batter is light and fluffy. Scrape into the pan, and smooth the top with a spatula. Toss the apple with the brown sugar and cinnamon and spread over the cake. 

Break up the crumb mixture with a fork, leaving as many pieces that are about the size of a dime as you can. Spread the crumb mixture over the top of the cake, and bake for 40-45 minutes on the shelf on the top third of the oven. Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 9 servings


  1. I want to climb through my computer screen and eat that cake!! It looks amazing.

  2. Holy shit this looks like it would suit my belly perfectly.