Thursday, August 25, 2011
Apple Coffee Cake
Every once in a while you stumble across a recipe that becomes part of your life. It's one of those recipes that you continue to make, year after year. It becomes a staple at certain holidays and times of year. For me this is a classic applesauce coffee cake that I found in a Martha Stewart cookbook years ago. I love it because it is quick and simple to prepare, and it uses ingredients that I usually have stocked in my pantry. But, what I love most about this cake is its presentation. It is a beauty; a high cake, dense, and decorative. People are always impressed by it. And, the best part is, that it freezes really well too. Look, I am not a major 'freezer', if you ask me, fresh is always best. But, I've got to be realistic. And, chances are, if there's something I can prepare in advance, I will. When I am referring to freezing, I am not talking about leaving something in your freezer for 2 years, but usually for up to a month or so. Everyone seems to love this cake because it tastes like home.
p.s. The slices apples on the top of the cake can be replaced with sliced peaches, plums or pears.
p.p.s. Rosh Hashana is just around the corner and this makes a perfect dessert for the holidays.
Applesauce Coffee Cake