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I made this the night before, set it on a rack to cool, then brought it to work in the morning. It was very popular, moist and dense, rich and not too sweet - JUST right! I think next time I will try to eat it after it is just cool enough to cut but still a little warmer - has anyone tried it with ice cream?
The cake was not as moist as I tought it would be. But it was good with coffee.
Rich, moist and buttery! The apple-cinnamon topping is the crowning glory to this wonderful coffeecake. I made as directed using about 5 cups of apples on top and increasing the cinnamon and sugar amounts slightly. I will definitely remember to make this one again, Kitten! Thank you : )
This was a truly lovely cake. Simple, yummy flavours. I subbed a high quality vanilla for the almond extract as I was out of the almond. Also added a light grating of nutmeg and a pinch of cinnamon to the cake batter, and the flavour really popped. Threw in half a cup of currants as well, though they neither added nor took away from it, they were good for texture- next time i might chop an apple right into the batter instead. I used four large apples for the top and had plenty of little slices to go round- when it was served the apples on top had formed this gorgeous caramel-like glaze, just fantastic. After a night of being covered, it's softened up some and still tastes just wonderful. Because I did the apples right at the end I skipped the lemon juice step and they were just fine. This is a dense, rich cake that I think would lend itself well to substitutions- I bet fresh peaches on top would be fantastic. Oh- we served this cake with a small scoop of pralines and cream ice cream on top and it was yummy. Perfect compliment. Thanks kittencal, this one is a keeper!
Wow this was moist! The prep time is a little misleading, I think, since it took me closer to 30 minutes. But every minute was well worth it! Instead of using my 9 x 13, I used my Deep Dish Baker. This resulted in a nice tall fluffly cake. I think I'm going to eat the whole thing in one sitting :).
My house smelled heavenly! This is a great recipe! Loved it. I only needed to cook mine for 45 minutes, next time I might check it at 40 minutes. great! Thanks!