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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Walnut-Applesauce Coffeecake

Shrugged sent this one in with the following remarks:

This would probably do for the cake contest, but I'm just making this a regular submission. No story lies beneath this recipe but an urge to have some coffeecake and profound laziness which kept me from driving to the store. I hope your readers enjoy it.
Walnut-Applesauce Coffeecake

Cake Ingredients:
  1. ½ cup butter/margarine softened
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 12oz tub sour cream (approximately 1 ¼ cups)
  5. ½ cup applesauce
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 2 cup all-purpose flour
  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  10. ½ teaspoon dry spiced apple cider mix
  11. ¼ teaspoon salt
Topping Ingredients:
  1. ¼ cup brown sugar
  2. 1/3 cup white sugar
  3. 2 Tablespoons cold butter/margarine
  4. ½ cup finely chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour 9x13" pan.
  3. To make cake: In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  4. Beat in eggs – one at a time – until light and fluffy.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine sour cream, applesauce and vanilla.
  6. Beat applesauce mixture into egg mixture.
  7. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cider mix and salt.
  8. Gradually beat dry mixture into wet mixture until just combined.
  9. Spread batter into prepared pan and set aside.
  10. To make topping: In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and white sugar.
  11. Cut butter into sugars until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  12. Stir in chopped walnuts.
  13. Sprinkle Topping liberally over Cake batter.
  14. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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If Shrugged is not putting this cake up as a submission in the Great Cake Recipe Contest I have no clue why. Unless she has a few other recipes to knock us off our feet with! The baking part is a bit complicated here, so take your time reading the instructions. So three stars for difficulty. (Pay attention cause it needs a few bowls!) And Yes - Shrugged does have a thing for Walnuts, or so it would seem. :) I will of course allow Shrugged to switch this into an entry for the contest if she desires as well as her previous cake entry recipe.

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B.E. Sanderson said...

Heh. Walnuts. I use them instead of most other nuts, and will often substitute them when a recipe calls for other nuts, simply because they are the least expensive nut to buy. (Except for peanuts, which for the purposes of baking aren't really a nut, but a legume.)

I haven't got any recipes up my sleeve yet, but I'm working on creating something new. ;o)