Simple-icious Coffee Cake
Fall is apple season, what better time to share my go to Apple Coffee Cake recipe with you. Again. I try to share this recipe once a year because it is THAT GOOD! . My family has been enjoying this recipe since 1985. How do I remember the year you ask? In 1985 Rick went to the bank to open a new checking account and was given a gift. ~Note to younger people *banks used to give incentives to open a checking account, like a toaster or a cookbook, some nice little gift. *note to REALLY young people *a checking account was before the advent of a card you swipe or insert or tap.~ The gift was a Sunset Cookbook. I tried many recipes in the book but this one stuck and I added a couple of short cuts.
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 or 3 apples, the sweeter the better
1/4 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Place apple in a bowl, break eggs over top, right on top of that add oil, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and nuts. Stir until well blended. Place all dry ingredients in a sifter together, sift onto apple mixture. Stir just until flour is moist. Mix will seem dry, don’t worry, you have done it right. Spread into pan, bake at 350* for about 45 minutes, test with a toothpick. top with sifted powdered sugar.