Fantastic Apple Sour Cream Coffee Cake

"This addition of sour cream in this coffee cake makes it so moist and delicious! This is one of my all-time favorite cake recipes, I have even made this cake with fresh blueberries adding in 1 tsp almond extract to replace the vanilla, or you can even add it in when using apples --- this cake is fantastic without the topping and just used as a white cake --- I usually double the brown sugar topping and spread half of the cake batter in the pan then sprinkle half of the topping then top with remaining batter, the batter will not really cover the topping mix if you are using a 13x9-inch pan but not to worry it will bake together just fine and besides you will be sprinkling the remaining batter on top anyway! --- serve this with whipped cream or ice cream, *SO* delicious!"
Fantastic Apple Sour Cream Coffee Cake created by CookingONTheSide
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  • Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan (this can also be made in an 11 x 7-inch baking pan).
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar for a couple of minutes.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla or almond extract (if using); beat for about 5 minutes.
  • In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add to creamed mixture alternating with sour cream.
  • Fold in the apples.
  • Spread the batter into prepared baking pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine the nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter.
  • Sprinkle the nut mixture evenly over the batter.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the cake tests done.

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  1. shirlee.berman
    Very tasty and soft! It was a little too sweet for my taste, though. I also would have like more apple flavor. So if I were to make it again, I would add more apples and less sugar. Also, maybe swirling the topping around might have been fun!
  2. erin3g
    Soooooo good. I've learned that I can't go wrong with a recipe from Kittencal! Made exactly as written - but doubled the topping as recommended and left out the nuts. Cant.stop.eating this!
  3. bsunbeam
    My husband bought a Big container of plain, non-fat Greek yogurt (I wanted a small container of regular fat plain Greek yogurt) and with all this extra, I thought maybe this recipe might work to use some of it up. Do you know if Non-fat Greek yogurt would work instead of sour cream?
  4. cuppycakes
    I do not know what went wrong but my cake was soggy.
  5. Dessert Rose
    Wonderful cake! I make it without the brown sugar topping and sprinkle powder sugar on it instead. Either way it's yummy.



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