Fresh Apple Coffee Cake

Source: Terri McKeown (1993)
Prep time: 45 minutesCooking time: 40 minutesTotal time: 1 5⁄12 hours


2 3⁄4 c
all-purpose flour
1 pk
quick-rise yeast
1⁄3 c
brown sugar (packed)
1 t
1⁄2 t
1⁄2 c
chopped walnuts
1 c
2 T
1 c
shredded peeled apple
1⁄3 c
packed brown sugar
1⁄3 c
all-purpose flour
1 t
1⁄4 t
1⁄4 c
butter or margarine, softened (softened)


For the cake, using the first 10 ingredients listed: In large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, 1/3 cup brown sugar, salt and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; mix well. In saucepan, heat water and shortening until warm, 120° to 130°; shortening does not need to melt. Add to flour mixture. Add egg. Blend at low speed until moistened, beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in apples, walnuts and 1 1/4 cup flour to make a soft batter. Spread batter in greased 9-inch square cake pan.

For the topping, using the last 5 ingredients listed: Combine 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon  and nutmeg. Mix butter in until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle topping over dough. Cover; let rise in warm place about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown.