Last Saturday we picked up our last batch of fresh apples for the season. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is relatively close to where we live, and they have an Apple House that sells all kinds of varieties of apples in the fall.
Last weekend was the end of their selling season, and they had a sale on everything left. Of course, I stocked up! When I was picking out the apples, I couldn’t get the idea for an apple cider coffee cake out of my head.
So, as soon as I got home, I went to work!
The key to the coffee cake is good, tart apples and reduced apple cider. The first time I made this coffee cake I just added the apple cider in without reducing it.
The cake tasted great, but it didn’t have the strong apple cider flavor I was going for when I think of an apple cider cake.
So, the second time around I took 1 cup apple cider and spent 10 minutes reducing it to a half cup. Definitely worth the time!
The apple cider flavor is much stronger and exactly what I was thinking. So, please take the extra 10 minutes (or so) to reduce your apple cider. It’ll be worth your effort!
The rest of the cake takes no time at all. Just mix it together like a normal cake. And because all good coffee cakes contain a crumb or streusel layer, this one does, too!
The crumb layer is rich and buttery with a hint of cinnamon. A sweet glaze is drizzled over the top to finish it off.
Cut a big slice, grab a mug of hot cider, and spend a few minutes relaxing this weekend!
If you want to skip the apple cider reduction time, just use 1/2 cup apple cider. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
For the Cake
For the Topping
For the Glaze
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 49mg Sodium: 332mg Carbohydrates: 48g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 31g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
If you want to skip the apple cider reduction time, just use 1/2 cup apple cider.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.