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Apple Coffee Cake

"Tart apples and sour cream flavor this moist coffee cake covered with brown sugar and crunchy nuts. 'The recipe makes two pans, so you can serve one and freeze the other for a busy morning or unexpected company,' says Dawn Fagerstrom of Warren, Minnesota."
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Stir in apples. Transfer to two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. For topping, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in nuts; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Cover and freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

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I substituted butter for the shortening and used a LOT more apples. I used about 6 small apples. The extra apples made the cake really chunky and really good! I put it all in one medium size ...

LOVED it. Very moist. I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter and it came out great! My Mom swears it's perfect, but my sister and I agree that next time I'll add more apples (maybe 2 cups)...

I've made this recipe 3 times in the past 2 weeks using a stick of unsalted butter instead of butter flavored shortening (I mean, really....) and 2 granny smith apples. The first time I made tw...

it is delicious..... so moist, and so easy to make. I made it in a 10x14 pan and it came out perfectly added extra cinnamon as well

Pretty decent cake. It was better when cooled. Used butter instead of shortening and added 3tbsp milk otherwise I made exactly as stated. Next time I will add a little cinnamon to the cake ba...

I thinnly sliced apple and placed them in between layers.

Oh, this was delicious!! I made half the recipe using a 9” springform pan. My only deviations from the recipe were to add 2 T. milk and 1/2 t. cinnamon to the batter. I decided to serve this ...

Wow! This is a great recipie! We have a lot of apples from our trees that we peel and freeze to use in the winter and this recipie is a winner. The only thing I didn't do is use nuts in the ...

I did add cinnamon like other suggested and doubled the apples... it was to die for... my husband has already finished the entire cake...