Coffee Cake with Chocolate, Apple, and Walnuts recipe.

Coffee Cake with Chocolate, Apple, and Walnuts

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March 15, 2019 by Agathe & Arielle
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready Time: 55 mins
  • Serves: 8-10
This super-moist cake was originally intended for afternoon coffee breaks, but it works at any hour. We make it sophisticated with apples, chocolate, and a spiced streusel topping. If you don't have a sifter, fear not! You can whisk your flour mixture in a large bowl until you've broken up any clumps. This cake can be made in a bundt pan just as easily. If you do this, you’ll need to decrease the baking time by 10 to 15 minutes and ensure that apple slices allow room for batter on each side.
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COFFEE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE, APPLE, AND WALNUTS

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Wash the apple, then cut and core into 12 even slices.

COFFEE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE, APPLE, AND WALNUTS


Step 2

Butter a 9-inch springform cake pan, line with parchment paper round, and butter top of parchment (using 1 tablespoon or less of butter). Mix together the walnuts, cinnamon, and sugar mixture in a small bowl and set aside for use in step 4.

COFFEE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE, APPLE, AND WALNUTS


Step 3

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl, and beating until fully combined. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.

COFFEE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE, APPLE, AND WALNUTS

Step 4

Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture, and mix to incorporate. Then and the sour cream and mix until *just* combined. Fold in 3/4 of the bittersweet chocolate and stir once more.

COFFEE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE, APPLE, AND WALNUTS

Step 5

Pour half of the batter into the baking pan. Arrange the apple slices so that they are spread out evenly over the batter. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon-walnut-sugar mixture over the apples, the remaining bittersweet chocolate, and pour in the rest of the batter to fill the pan. Gently shake the pan so the batter settles evenly.

COFFEE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE, APPLE, AND WALNUTS


Step 6

Sprinkle the top of the cake evenly with the remainder of the cinnamon-brown sugar-walnut mixture. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan until the edges start to pull away from the sides. Remove the springform ring and let the cake continue to cool.

COFFEE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE, APPLE, AND WALNUTS

Coffee Cake with Chocolate, Apple, and Walnuts
Recipe icon.
Recipe
March 15, 2019 by Agathe & Arielle
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready Time: 55 mins
  • Serves: 8-10

Coffee Cake with Chocolate, Apple, and Walnuts

Ingredients

  • 1 Apple
  • 8 tablespoon(s) Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1 cup(s) Walnuts
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup(s) Sugar Mixture
  • 1 1/4 cup(s) Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cup(s) Flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Salt
  • 8 ounce(s) Sour Cream
  • 5 ounce(s) Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 2 Eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Wash the apple, then cut and core into 12 even slices.
  3. Butter a 9-inch springform cake pan, line with parchment paper round, and butter top of parchment (using 1 tablespoon or less of butter).
  4. Mix together the walnuts, cinnamon, and sugar mixture in a small bowl and set aside for use later.
  5. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Add the eggs and vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl, and beating until fully combined.
  7. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
  8. Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture, and mix to incorporate.
  9. Then and the sour cream and mix until *just* combined.
  10. Fold in 3/4 of the bittersweet chocolate and stir once more.
  11. Pour half of the batter into the baking pan.
  12. Arrange the apple slices so that they are spread out evenly over the batter.
  13. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon-walnut-sugar mixture over the apples, the remaining bittersweet chocolate, and pour in the rest of the batter to fill the pan.
  14. Gently shake the pan so the batter settles evenly.
  15. Sprinkle the top of the cake evenly with the remainder of the cinnamon-brown sugar-walnut mixture.
  16. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  17. Let the cake cool in the pan until the edges start to pull away from the sides.
  18. Remove the springform ring and let the cake continue to cool.
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