This is by far one of my most popular and most requested desserts of all time. Everyone whose tried it has loved it and are always asking me to make it again! The great thing about this recipe is that it’s super versatile as you can basically change up the flavour of the coffee cake to whatever you want just by changing the toppings! It can be a Strawberry Coffee Cake, Blackberry Coffee cake, you name it!
Most people think that since this is called a coffee cake, it naturally tastes like coffee right? WRONG. This cake got its name because it is commonly eaten alongside coffee but it tastes great by itself.
If you’re looking for a dish to impress, look no further!
On another note, we’ll be heading to Japan this Friday for 2 weeks and we’re super excited! So there will be some radio silence for a while 🙂
Preheat the oven to 375F and grease an 8 inch square baking dish with PAM or brush with vegetable oil
In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder
In another mixing bowl, whisk together egg, half & half cream, pure vanilla extract, and melted butter
Slowly stir in your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients a little bit at a time while whisking to incorporate. Mix until the batter is smooth and there are no more pockets of dry flour.
In a small bowl, whisk together your brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture over your thinly sliced apples and toss to coat. Add in the 1/2 tbsp of water and toss to coat further to help give the apples a bit of moisture. Set aside until ready to assemble.
In a separate bowl, combine all ingredients for the crumble topping and cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter until you have a crumbly mixture.
To assemble your coffee cake, pour your cake batter into the square baking pan. Top the cake with a thin layer of the sliced apples mixture and pour over any remaining cinnamon sugar mixture you may have left over. Finally, cover the apples with the crumble topping mixture. Make sure the crumble topping mixture isn't too thick as this will prevent the crumble from browning
Bake in the oven for 30-35 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean