Hope your weekend was full of fun fall activities!! For some reason this time of year puts in me in the baking mood. This week's recipe for the busy Mama and writer is a very yummy and very QUICK breakfast dish that is sure to make everyone smile.
I can never leave a recipe alone, so I've altered it a little, but I think the change definitely made the dish 100x better.
APPLE COFFEE CAKE is straight out of my Betty Crocker Bridal Edition Cookbook. (A very awesome wedding shower gift idea for any bride-to-be! I've been cooking out it for 9 years now and have yet to find a meal that doesn't please. Plus, it has great tips, charts, and pictures of dishes to show the cook what they might have done wrong if their meal came out looking like X, Y, Z pic.) But, enough about that! Let's get to the good stuff! *wink wink*
My alteration of the recipe was a simple swapping of the 2 medium, sliced baking apples for a can of Cromstock's Cherry Pie Filling. LOL I chose the swap because at 7am, I had no desire to peel and slice the apples. That being said, I think using the can of cherry filling made the cake a lot more moist than it would have been using only the sliced apples.
Hope you have a pen handy, because you'll be wanting to jot this recipe down! Talk about a perfect Sunday morning treat!
CHERRY COFFEE CAKE
2 cups Original Bisquick
2/3 cup milk
3 tablespoon sugar
1 large egg
1 can of Cromstock's Cherry Pie Filling (originally was 2 med. cooking apples, sliced and peeled.)
2 tablespoons nuts (I omitted)
2/3 cup Original Bisquick
2/3cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I omitted)
1/4 cup butter or margarine (firm
Directions for Streusel Topping:
Mix Bisquick, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut in butter, using pastry blender, fork, or criss-crossing two knives, until mixture is crumbly.
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3teaspoons milk
Directions for Glaze:
Mix ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. (I had to add an extra teaspoon or two of milk.)
1) Heat oven 400*. Grease bottom and sides of a square pan, 9x9x2 inches, with shortening. (I used an 28x18x4, which made for a thicker cake.)
2)Make Streusel Topping; set aside.
3)Stir in Bisquick, milk, egg, and sugar until blended; beat vigorously 30 seconds. Spread half of the batter in pan. Pour cherry filling over the top of the batter, sprinkle with half of the Streusel Topping. Spread remaining batter over the cherry filling/streusel topping. (I used my finger to help spread the batter over the gooey-goodness.) Sprinkle with remaining Streusel Topping and nuts.
4)Bake 20-25 mins or until toothpick inserted in center comes clean. (I opted for 23mins and think I will lessen by a minute or so next time.) Cool 20 minutes in pan on wire rack. Drizzle with Glaze. (I didn't wait the 20mins to drizzle. I glazed it after 5mins, because we were taking the dish with us to my in-laws. It was still yummy!)
I was really surprised by how fast everything came together. I think I had it baked and out the door in about an hour. Fast and tasty: a perfect breakfast treat!
5 Stars *****
(Kid, hubby, AND father-in-law approved! lol)