Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Love Country Streusel Cake

Valerie had a small cook book with mostly assemble-it-type recipes, but I found a couple that were completely from scratch and I tried them out. The streusel cake is awesome. Of course I changed up the recipe a little. Last night I added some sour creme. It was great this morning with chai. In the past I have had bad luck with streusel topping. I had no problems with this one.

Country Apple Streusel Cake

Topping
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
nutmeg
cardamom
1/2 c. cold butter

Cake
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
cinnamon
nutmeg
cardamom
allspice
1 1/4 c. milk
3/4 c. softened butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
4 c. very thinly sliced apples (I used pears last night).

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spray 13x9 inch pan with Pam.
3. Mix topping ingredients with a pastry cutter.
4. Beat all cake ingredients except apples for 3 mins.
5. Spread cake batter into pan.
6. Arrange apple (or pear) slices over batter. --I think two layers of very thin slices works well.
7. Sprinkle topping over fruit.
8. Bake 55-60 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

This cake should be refrigerated because it is very moist and will spoil if left out.

1 comment:

Dalila said...

It soooooo DELICIOSO will try and make it.