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.”
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.
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.
And so… I chose to highlight her for our event this weekend.
Now on to the cake.
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.
For this cake, you will need a total of three sticks (1 1/2 c) of room temperature butter.
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.
Beat those together until smooth.
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.
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 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.
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.
Enjoy all of these tributes to our favorite cooking celebrities!
Starters or Snacks :
- Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog – Oyster and Brie Soup and Wine Pairings for Celebrity Chef
- Linda at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn Salsa
- Erin from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts – Rachael Ray’s Cinnamon Popcorn
- Cindy over at Cindy’s Recipes and Writings – Jamie Oliver’s Bread and Tomato Soup
- Jeff at The Catholic Foodie – Drop Biscuits – Breakfast with Chef John Besh
- Renee over at Kudos Kitchen By Renee – Giada De Laurentiis’ Garlic Toasts With Red Pepper Aioli
The Main Dish:
- Sheila at Cooking Underwriter – Paula Deen’s Chicken in a Crock Pot w/ Sauerkraut and Apples
- Laura over at Small Wallet Big Appetite – Martin Yan’s Beef Chow Fun
- Claire at The Realistic Nutritionist – Alton Brown’s 40 Cloves and a Chicken
- Sarah over at Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends – Michael Symon’s Lola burger with crab tater tots
- Susan at The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen – Ina Garten’s Baked Shrimp Scampi
- Katy over at Happy Baking Days – Mary Berry’s Treacle Tart
- Tammi at Momma’s Meals – Lee Drummond’s Sloppy Joe’s
- Lane over at Supper for a Steal – Bobby Flay’s Rosemary Bricked Chicken
- Tara from Noshing with the Nolands – Michael Symon’s Pork and Apple Scallopini
- Shannon at Country Girl in the Village – Simple Red Sauce over Rigatoni. Inspired by, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos
- Kris over at In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene – Rachael Ray’s Muffin Tin Meatloaf
- Nicole from The Daily Dish Recipes – Paula Deen’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pickled Pork Sandwiches
- Becca from It’s Yummilicious – Ina Garten’s Grown Up Mac & Cheese
- Alice at Hip Foodie Mom – Sunday Pot Roast with Risotto Cakes from Kelsey Nixon
- Jen over at Juanita’s Cocina – The Neely’s White Turkey Chili
- Brianne from Cupcakes & Kale Chips – Crockpot Beef Pot Roast with Mushrooms inspired by Giada DeLaurentiis
- Isabel at Family Foodie – Polenta with Garlicky Shrimp inspired by Chef Todd English
- Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet – Shrimp Penne in Pesto Cream Sauce, From Emeril Lagasse
- Bobbi over at Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen – Cheesy Poblano Chicken
- Patti at Comfy Cuisine – Tyler Florence’s Chicken Francese
- Chris from Sustainable Dad – Pork Tenderloin with Jerusalem Artichokes and Negroni Vinaigrette
- Roxanne over at The Roxx Box – Jambalaya Pasta with Penne, Chicken, Shrimp and Andouille
- Sue from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz – Rachael Ray’s Spicy Corn Chowdah Mac ‘n’ Cheese
- Jamie at Mama Mommy Mom – Penne with Asparagus, Smoked Gouda and Prosciutto. Adapted from, Giada De Laurentiis’
- Tora over at Tora’s Real Food – Pork and beans with Alton Brown’s Pickled Pork
- Elizabeth over at The Hand That Rocks The Ladle – Emeril’s New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice
- Megan from I Run For Wine – Curtis Stone’s Acorn Squash Roasted with Thyme
- Sandi over at Midlife Road Trip - Gabriele Corcos’s Gnocchi di Patate
- Shelby at Diabetic Foodie – Orange Pecan Black Rice, adapted from Ina Garten
- Katie from She likes Ruffles, He likes Truffles – Chef Fabio Viviani’s Spinach and Artichoke Risotto
- Kim over at Cravings of a Lunatic – Chocolate Cream Puffs with Hazelnut Filling
- Renee over at Magnolia Days – Brownie Tart
- Your’s Truly at The Foodie Army Wife - Inspired by Ree Drummond – Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake
- Paula over at Vintage Kitchen Notes – Bill Granger´s Cherry Tart
- Pam from The Meltaways – Savannah Sheet Cake
- Amber at Mama’s Blissful Bites – Huggy Buggy Bread Pudding
- Jaime over at Mom’s Test Kitchen – Southern Tea Cakes
- Amy over at Kimchi MOM - Crack Pie, I Can’t Quit You
- Lyn fromThe Lovely Pantry - Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Squares
- Melanie at From Fast Food to Fresh Food – Sand Tarts
- Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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