Sounds fancy, doesn't it?
If someone asks you to bring a dish to a brunch and you say "Apple Strudel Coffee Cake", it would sound impressive. You would probably receive an "oohh". Little do they know, it is a simple dish. It bakes easily. You can whip it together in a short time. It tastes great. (You can keep all those facts a secret. Well, except the tastes great part. That will be known as soon as someone tastes it.)
I made this one night on a whim. We were going to have breakfast for supper and I wanted an extra special dish to go with it. When I make something like this to go with supper, it confuses my husband. Is it part of the meal? Is it dessert? I usually answer, whatever you want it to be. The children usually vote to eat it with supper. I tend to agree. ;-)
Apple Strudel Coffee Cake
2 cups flour (I use unbleached)
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ cup butter (you can use applesauce)
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 apple, peeled and chopped
Heat oven to 375*. Grease a 8x8 square pan. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add apples and toss lightly. In a separate bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and mix carefully. Spread into the greased pan.
½ cup brown sugar
1 T flour
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 T butter
Mix sugar, flour and cinnamon in small bowl. Cut in butter. Sprinkle over top of mixture. Bake 35 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.