Happy Hump Day! I’m not sure about you guys but I need a little pick me up this week. It’s been kinda of a long week and honestly I’m looking forward to a long Labor Day weekend. The last summer hooray! Ugh. Don’t think I’m ready to pack up my white jeans just yet but am looking forward to change of season and the smell of this Apple Sour Cream Coffee Cake makes me look forward to those days.
Sweet caramelized apples baked between layers of moist sour cream cake and pecan and brown sugar crumble. This cake is da bomb! Seriously. Super moist, sweet, creamy and just a perfect companion to a cold glass of milk.
I love crisp apples in the summer time but in the fall baking or roasting them brings out a completely different flavor. Plus I’m slowly warming up to the idea that fall is literally around the corner and looking forward to apples, pumpkins and baking. Love everything about it, including the cooler days.
And this coffee cake baking away in my kitchen. So cozy. This Apple Sour Cream Coffee Cake smells just like cinnamon rolls and will make you wanna stay home bundled up with a warm blanket and cup of coffee on a random afternoon. I’ll take one of those any day!
Serve hot or cold OR even with a scoop of ice cream over hot cake for extra deliciousness. Yum-O!
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1½ cups sour cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 large Gala apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Combine all the ingredients and mix well; set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 325F. Spray a 8X8 baking pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, with a mixer cream the butter, sugar and eggs until smooth and no lumps are visible. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sour cream and vanilla; mix well.
- Pour half the batter into the baking pan. Layer with half the sliced apples and then half of the topping. Pour the remaining batter, layer with rest of the apples and topping.
- Bake for 1 hour or (1 hour and 8-15 minutes depending on your oven). I baked my coffee cake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Insert a toothpick (make sure you test in the middle as that's the part that takes the longest to bake) and if toothpick comes out clean then cake is done.
- Cool and serve warm or refrigerate covered for at least 1 hour and serve cold.