Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake | Inspired by Ree Drummond | #SundaySupper

This week’s Sunday Supper event is a nod to all of our favorite personalities on The Food Network, or other cooking channels we may watch.

I am sharing my Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake that I came up with, based upon Ree’s original “The Best Coffee Cake Ever.”

Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake by The Foodie Army Wife.com

I picked Ree Drummond for a couple reasons.

I have read her blog for years…long before she came out with her first cookbook, and long before she showed up on Food Network on the weekends.

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I loved her blog, I loved the way she wrote. I always felt I could completely relate to her. If we lived somewhere on the range of Oklahoma, I’m sure we could be great friends. I have learned great photography tips from her – like what the heck is an aperture? And to NEVER, EVER, EVER use a flash when photographing food.

She also homeschools her “punks” – and I have homeschooled for many years.

She loves to cook – I love to cook.

She lives on a ranch – and I dream of country life some day when our Army Life is over.

She takes pictures of mustangs – I take pictures of moose.

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And so… I chose to highlight her for our event this weekend.

Now on to the cake.

Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake by The Foodie Army Wife.com

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch cake pan. Set it aside.

In a bowl, combine 3 cups of flour, 4 teaspoons of baking powder, and a teaspoon of salt.

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For this cake, you will need a total of three sticks (1 1/2 c) of room temperature butter.

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Put the first stick and a half of butter in a mixing bowl, along with 1 2/3 c sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla.

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Beat those together until smooth.

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Mix in half of your flour mixture, then 1 1/4 c whole milk, and then the rest of the flour mixture. Combining each addition completely before the next. Set it aside.

In a bowl, beat 3 egg whites until they are stiff.

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Carefully fold these into the thick batter, until just combined.

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Spread the batter into the cake pan.

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Now core and slice up a Granny Smith apple. I leave the skin on, but that is up to you.

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Arrange the slices over the top of the cake batter.

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In another bowl, place the following: Your remaining 1 1/2 stick of butter, 3/4 cup of flour, 1 1/2 c brown sugar, 4 teaspoons of cinnamon. Don’t mix it yet.

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Chop up about a cup of pecans.

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Add those to the cinnamon mixture and combine completely. Be patient, this will take a little while.

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Sprinkle the mixture all over the top of the apples.

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Bake this cake for about 40 –50 minutes, or until the cake is firm in the middle, or tests done when stuck with a toothpick.

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Allow it to cool just a little and then enjoy. It is A. MAZING. warm, but still unbelievable at room temperature, too.

Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake by The Foodie Army Wife.com

Enjoy!

Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake by The Foodie Army Wife.com

Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake
 
Inspired by Ree Drummond
Ingredients
For the cake:
  • 3 c flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1⅔ c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1¼ c milk
For the topping:
  • 1½ sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1½ c brown sugar
  • ¾ c flour
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 c chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch cake pan. Set it aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Put the first stick and a half of butter in a mixing bowl, along with sugar and vanilla. Beat those together until smooth. Mix in half of your flour mixture, then your milk, and then the rest of the flour mixture. Combining each addition completely before the next. Set it aside.
  3. In a bowl, beat the egg whites until they are stiff. Carefully fold these into the thick batter, until just combined. Spread the batter into the cake pan. Now core and slice up a Granny Smith apple. I leave the skin on, but that is up to you. Arrange the slices over the top of the cake batter. In another bowl, place the following: Your remaining 1½ stick of butter, ¾ cup of flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Don’t mix it yet. Chop up about a cup of pecans. Add those to the cinnamon mixture and combine completely. Be patient, this will take a little while. Sprinkle the mixture all over the top of the apples. Bake this cake for about 40 –50 minutes, or until the cake is firm in the middle, or tests done when stuck with a toothpick. Allow it to cool just a little and then enjoy. It is A. MAZING. warm, but still unbelievable at room temperature, too.
  4. Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    Sounds like you and Ree are like long lost sisters because you have so much in common :) What a great selection you've chosen based off Ree's apple coffee cake. It looks incredible!!! I also love all your pictures, especially the one of the moose! Too cute!!!

  2. diabeticfoodie says

    I know lots of folks who would love a slice of that coffee cake for breakfast! I'd have to settle for a bite or two.

  3. says

    loved your analogy of her taking photos of mustangs and you take photos of moose. That cracked me up. very clever writing. I have not seen many episodes of the pioneer woman but I have read her blog and she is very relateable. Your Apple coffee cake looks scrumptious!

  4. says

    Like you, I have been following Ree for ages. Her blog was the very first blog I bookmarked, ages ago. Because of Ree, I got the courage to start my first blog in 2008. She is my blogspiration! Back to your post, this looks amazing. I have to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing!

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