Yesterday I had a craving for Coffee Cake and I was in the mood to bake so I pulled together a few Coffee Cake recipes and here is what resulted.
1/2 cup soften butter
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups sour cream or vanilla yogurt
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cold butter, chopped into small pieces
In a large bowl (or using the kitchen aid) cream together the butter, applesauce, 1 cup brown sugar, and 1 cup white sugar until fluffy.
Add vanilla to the sugar mix.
Add eggs, one at time. If you are using the Kitchen Aid, just add one at a time. If mixing by hand, add an egg, stir, repeat for until all four eggs are incorporated.
In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add about a fourth of the flour mix to the sugar mix. Then add about a fourth of the sour cream (or vanilla yogurt) to the sugar mix. Repeat until all the flour and sour cream have been added to the mix.
To make the topping/filling, combine the pecans, cinnamon, brown sugar, and cold butter in a dish.
In a greased 9x13 inch cake pan or a bundt cake pan, spread about 1/3 of the cake mix, then top with 1/3 of the pecan mix. Repeat two more times.
Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes.
Doesn't that look delicious? It has a nice nutty and cinnamon flavor and crumbles a bit when you stab it with your fork. Make this Friday morning so you have a nice Coffee Cake to wake up to on New Years Day!
I posted a printable version on Food.com. You can like to it here. Feel free to review on this post or on Food.com!