Monday, August 25, 2008

Apple-Cinnamon Coffeecake

yield: 12 servings

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup 1% milk
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup diced peeled Granny Smith apple

1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp chilled butter, cut into small pieces

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. To prepare cake, combine flour through salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine milk through egg in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Fold in apple. Pour batter into an 8-inch square pan coated with cooking spray.
3. To prepare streusel, combine brown sugar, 2 Tbsp flour, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon; cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle streusel evenly over batter. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before serving.

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