Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Yummy Coffee Cake

When we went on our apple picking adventure, the lovely people at the orchard gave us a pamphlet with some of their favorite apple recipes. We've tried a few, but by far, the recipe below has been the Ark's favorite.

Quick Apple Nut Coffee Cake

1 tube buttermilk biscuits
3 T. melted butter
1/4 c. sugar
2 peeled, sliced apples
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 c. chopped nuts

Dip biscuits in melted butter. Lay in 9 inch round cake pan. Lay apples on top biscuits. Mix cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle over apples. Sprinkle nuts over top. Drizzle with remaining butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


Since this recipe as written would barely serve as a snack for The Boy, necessity warranted that I triple it. And, as is typical around here, the children all vetoed the use of any type of nut. My simple solution to these two problems? Grease a 9 x 13 pan and triple the recipe. And, most importantly, drizzle a liberal coating of cream cheese icing (homemade or this one will work fine) to the top of the coffee cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Simple and delicious!

Unfortunately, there are no pictures to document this scrumptious cake. Not because there is never a crumb left (although that's true), but because my digital camera has developed a nasty case of interference on the screen and I can't get any pictures!


Gardenia said...

sounds delicious especuially with the cream cheese icing. my daughter is a huge cream cheese fan -- she eats it right out of the tub. so biscuits: I'm trying to envision this. I imagine you mean the ones already formed into biscuit shapes and not the ones you peel apart as triangle shapes. so they bake together into one big crumb cake -- easily puled apart into little round pieces? it sounds very good. I think we shall try this this weekend. (Saturdays are usualy are cinnamom roll day, so we could substitute this !) thanks for the recipe.

Jane (a.k.a. patjrsmom) said...

The biscuits I used came in a tube and were already in (I think) 10 round biscuit shapes. I fitted them into the pan with as little of a gap between each one as possible. When they baked, they all formed one giant coffee cake that was able to be sliced into pieces. But I bet you could pull it apart as well. It would just be a little sticky! ;-)

God Bless,

Gardenia said...

thank you for the clarification, and please excuse all my typos -- quite embarassing to see!

Paige said...

Anything that requires you to drizzle butter can't be bad! I think I will take this to our card club tomorrow!