Simple-icious Coffee Cake

Coffeecake that is SO simple and SO delicious~ It's Simple-icious!           
                  
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. 

Bake the cake in 8x8 or for thinner slices a 9x9 pan. I have some really pretty red ceramic on aisle 9, also some glass which looks cool because you’ll see how gooey and brown the cake looks inside when it’s done. 

My daughter still talks about having this frequently while growing up. It is wonderful quick way to use up apples that are just about to be past their prime and since the ingredients are staples in my house it doesn’t require planning ahead. You will need:

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 or 3 apples, the sweeter the better
1 egg
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.
                                 
This turns out chewy on top, moist inside and a sprinkling of powdered sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness. I hope it becomes a regular in your house too. Let’s face it we all secretly want our kids to miss our cooking when they leave home. This should do the trick.

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