Monday, October 22, 2012

Apple of my ennui

I am kind of over MoFo. I think next year, if I do it at all, I'll shoot for 20 days instead of all of them. I've only missed one day due to Iron Chef prep, and I almost skipped today because I feel like a WHOLE ASS and I wasn't in the mood to do anything. But, I did.

Apple cinnamon coffee cake
Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

So, does this mean this week's theme is apples? I guess so. I have four apples in my kitchen, so I suppose I need to get some more and figure out what to do. Oh, and I have a wheel of vegan brie drying, so I'll do something with that. I was going to do cheeses this week, but planned poorly, and a lot of those things take DAYS to make. Eff that.

This cake turned out too moist, and not very sweet. I have adjusted my measurements.
Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
 makes one 8" cake

1 stick margarine (1/2 cup)
2 flax eggs (1 tbsp+2 tbsp water=1 flax egg), beaten
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, divided
3/4 cup soy yogurt or vegan sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced

Crumb topping:
1 tbsp margarine

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour

Preheat oven to 375°. Spray an 8" round or square cake pan with baking spray, or lightly grease with margarine.

Cream together the margarine, flax eggs, 1 cup of sugar, yogurt, and extracts. Sift in the dry ingredients. Mix until moistened. Fold in the apples. Spread half the batter in the pan. Sprinkle the other 1/2 cup brown sugar over it. Spread in the last of the batter, so the brown sugar is a layer. 

In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients with your fingers to make crumbs. Spread over the top of the batter. Bake 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean, and the top feels firm.



Barbara said...

OK. On my Mac. Testing. Yum Yum Yum.
The apple cake looks delicious. I want some for breakfast please. Cant wait for teleporting email. Skype me some cake. Now.

Barbara said...

OK Folks. If you are reading this - post a comment to Megan from your desktop PC or Mac. Portable mode does not work. Tell her she is being read. Say Yea

Bianca said...

Yum!! I need to start eating apples again. It's time.