Monday, January 24, 2011

Apple Butter Cinnamon Coffee Cake

A no fat and full flavor Apple Butter Cinnamon Coffee Cake, made be replacing fat with homemade apple butter, complete with a streusell and cinnamon chip topping. 
 Apple Butter Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe from cherryteacakes.com
I may have replaced oil for apple butter, but i'm not going to try to tell you this is healthy. Not healthy, just healthier. Funny how that works, and more funny how this cake baked. I made a little bit of an error in judgement Saturday morning. I needed a 9-inch pan. So I grabbed one. I grabbed the one that was pretty, white, shallow, etc. (I'm not sure if I just described a cake pan or my high school cheer squad...) Anyway...the pan was a wee bit too shallow for that much batter. Wee bit? A lot bit. If I were smart I would have poured half the batter into an 8-inch pan...remember how I said this was Saturday morning? I don't have much common sense when I wake up. So instead I had a cake that was overflowing....a lot. constantly. with no end in sight. I have now resolved to wait to bake in the morning. I also resolved to sit back with popcorn and watch the fireworks in my oven. Good times.

Other than my slight baking mishap, the cake is flavorful, moist and much better when you bake it properly in pans that actually fit the cake. Go figure.

Apple Butter Cinnamon Coffee Cake

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup apple butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup cinnamon chips or nuts

Heat oven to 325. Grease and flour a 10" round cake pan. Combine the flour, sugars, cinnamon and apple butter in a stand mixer. Mix on low until a pebbly sandy texture is achieved.

Measure out 3/4 cup and set aside. In a small bowl combine baking powder, baking soda, egg and buttermilk. Let stand 5 minutes. The mixture should double in size and be a bit bubbly. Blend it into the flour mixture.

Pour the batter into the cake pan. Mix the cinnamon chips with the reserved 3/4 cup topping and sprinkle over the top. Bake the cake for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool ten minutes before serving.

40 comments:

  1. Wow!! This has to be the prettiest coffee cake I've seen. I am digging the apple butter addition! I've got to make this ASAP

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  2. That looks so beautiful! You can tell from the picture it is deliously moist.

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  3. I had that same problem this weekend, overflowing cupcakes! Looks delicious anyways!

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  4. Mishaps can be fun too! Especially when there are fireworks involved. I've never made a coffee cake, but remember loving them as a kid. Love that you said it was healthier, which it is, slightly! It's the little things that count :)

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  5. gorgeous cinnamon coffee cake- love it!

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  6. This is the kind of cake that I make for my family and they all have a little slice and I really, really want to eat the rest. I love these type of cakes!
    You comment about the cheer squad had me laughing out loud!! I SO get it!

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  7. Yum! I'm loving all these apple butter recipes! This coffee cake looks scrumptious!

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  8. I love everything about this cake! I wish I could find cinnamon chips around me--I've been wanting to bake with them for so long. I bet the buttermilk gave this cake a lighter taste, too. Yum!

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  9. Sounds like you had an apple cinnamon volcano in your oven. I have done this too. Your cake sounds great.

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  10. Beautiful Cake! I love the cinnamon chips on the top, and the addition of the apple butter.

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  11. Sounds wonderful...did you make your own apple butter? I definitely could have gone for a piece of this over the weekend!

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  12. The cake looks beautiful! Spicy desserts are terrific with some tea.

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  13. What a great afternoon tea accompaniment.

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  14. This happened to me recently...and the cake sucked so double whammy. This looks super great.

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  15. Can you mail one to Arizona??? I will pay for it. Looks so good!!!!!
    Cris

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  16. Oooooh, great recipe. I'm going to make this one for sure. Thanks for sharing it.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  17. I am a huge fan of substituting applesauce for oil whenever I can but apple butter is even better! I make my own and get so excited when I can use it in a recipe. Bookmarking this one!

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  18. Wow...Wow...Wow...Love it! Can't wait to try it. My co-workers and their "resolutions" wlll love it.
    Thanks

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  19. Mmm...it looks so comforting and divine! I wish I could reach into my computer screen and take a slice right out :)

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  20. Cinnamon and apples are always great combination :)

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  21. What a beautiful cake! Looks delicious.

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  22. Is the title a recipe description or a poem?! Love this!

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  23. Where do you find cinnamon chips? I have looked for them for awhile and can't find them.

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  24. Interesting combination of flavors! I am sure it tastes very complex! Congrats on top 9!!

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  25. Yummy, yummy!! I would like to have a piece please :-)

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  26. I love apple butter, I remember my grandma had a jar in the fridge!! Congrats on being selected Food Buzz Top 9!! Well deserved!!

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  27. this looks amazing! i'm going to try veganizing this!! i love apple butter! congrats on top 9 :)

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  28. I have the same question..where do you find cinnamon chips, i have never seen them before..bet they are very yummy! Love your blog!

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  29. so I bought my cinnamon chips at an amish market. but i know you can buy them from king arthur flour company online. which, i bet is what i bough at the amish market, just repackaged. :) finding it in a store, is a "your guess is as good as mine" kinda thing.

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  30. Cake looks super delicious! Love it!

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  31. I'll certainly take healthier if it looks like this!

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  32. I too have made some poor baking choices on Saturday mornings..
    This cake looks way too good, I love apples and I bet the cinnamon chips in this are amazing.

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  33. That looks very delicious, despite its overflowing capabilities. Early morning baking is always an iffy bargain, what with our brains hardly being awake and all. That being said, this coffee cake looks gorgeous!

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  34. This looks sooo yummy, we will HAVE to try it!

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  35. So delicious! I made this into mini muffins by cutting the recipe in half (I didn't want an army of muffins!) and cooking for 15 minutes. I used walnuts because I did not have cinnamon chips on hand. I'm sure they'd be wonderful with cinnamon chips, and perhaps some chopped-up apple!

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