This is an attractive tube cake filled with tender apple slices and cinnamony-sweet streusel. The rich sour cream makes a fine-textured cake.

Carol
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter or margarine with the granulated sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the sour cream and vanilla. In another bowl, stir together the 3 cups flour, salt, and baking powder. Beat into the creamed mixture.

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  • Turn half the batter into a greased and floured tube pan. Sprinkle with half the streusel mixture.

  • To Make Streusel: Mix together 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, ground cinnamon, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts until crumbly.

  • Lay the apple slices on top and dot with the jelly. Cover with the remaining batter and sprinkle with the remaining streusel. Bake the cake in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 1 hour, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Transfer to a rack to cool. Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts

400.3 calories; 5.6 g protein; 56.2 g carbohydrates; 77.6 mg cholesterol; 299.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
Now I m not too sure about the scientifics of baking I read the couple of reviews that mentioned the cake having been dry. The first time I made this cake I followed the recipe exactly and the cake came out -- delicious. I considered it to be more heavy than dry. The second time there were a lot of differences: I was a bit reckless. I forgot the salt and the jelly and I dumped all the ingredients into one bowl and stirred really hard. I was using two 8x8 inch pans so I increased the recipe (in my head) by and went with the flow. I used three apples. (As I said I forgot the jelly entirely. Oops.) -- The 8x8 pans were so shallow that the lack of jelly -- was no problem at all. In addition to my modifications in order to make it less dry -- I added about a cup of milk. Recklessness indeed! I wasn t sure exactly how it would come out or if that was breaking an age old baking rule -- etc etc. The results. Were. Amazing. I have never eaten a better cake. I think I am accidentally going to have eaten one entire 8x8 pan of this cake by the time tomorrow is over. My grandmother aunt & three cousins loved it as well. So yes as a suggestion: I would suggest -- adding cup milk. There were about three pieces that were eaten before the cake had a chance to sit -- for even 10 minutes and this might seem obvious but the texture was a thousand times better a few hours later. (I m eating a huge piece taking bites inbetween sentences. Mmm!) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/14/2003
If you want to choke to death try this cake. It was so dry it was unbelievable. We have a fox that frequents our yard and as you know foxes will eat just about anything. We watched him eat it...it looked like we had fed him a cup of peanut butter...his mouth was nearly stuck shut! Don't make this CAKE!!!! Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
Now I m not too sure about the scientifics of baking I read the couple of reviews that mentioned the cake having been dry. The first time I made this cake I followed the recipe exactly and the cake came out -- delicious. I considered it to be more heavy than dry. The second time there were a lot of differences: I was a bit reckless. I forgot the salt and the jelly and I dumped all the ingredients into one bowl and stirred really hard. I was using two 8x8 inch pans so I increased the recipe (in my head) by and went with the flow. I used three apples. (As I said I forgot the jelly entirely. Oops.) -- The 8x8 pans were so shallow that the lack of jelly -- was no problem at all. In addition to my modifications in order to make it less dry -- I added about a cup of milk. Recklessness indeed! I wasn t sure exactly how it would come out or if that was breaking an age old baking rule -- etc etc. The results. Were. Amazing. I have never eaten a better cake. I think I am accidentally going to have eaten one entire 8x8 pan of this cake by the time tomorrow is over. My grandmother aunt & three cousins loved it as well. So yes as a suggestion: I would suggest -- adding cup milk. There were about three pieces that were eaten before the cake had a chance to sit -- for even 10 minutes and this might seem obvious but the texture was a thousand times better a few hours later. (I m eating a huge piece taking bites inbetween sentences. Mmm!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2003
This recipe is good but I read the other reviews before making it and so I only used two cups of flour rather than three. I also chopped half the apples and mixed it in with the batter and then put the other half on top. With those changes the cake was really moist and turned out fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/14/2003
If you want to choke to death try this cake. It was so dry it was unbelievable. We have a fox that frequents our yard and as you know foxes will eat just about anything. We watched him eat it...it looked like we had fed him a cup of peanut butter...his mouth was nearly stuck shut! Don't make this CAKE!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2003
This is a great dessert cake I have yet to have any leftovers after we have friends over for dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2006
the only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I too ommitted one of the cups of flour using only 2. PERFECT that way! MMMMM Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2002
This cake was tasty but if I were going to make it again I would chop the apples mix them with 1/2 the streusel and swirl them throughout the cake. I think that would improve the consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2005
This coffee cake is a fabulous addition to any brunch or breakfast. I make this frequently and it is always requested. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
I made this in a hurry for a 'dessert supper' for a friend. I used a bundt cake pan and and added butter flavoring as well as used canned blanched (not cooked) and chopped apples only 2 1/4 cups of flour a cup and a half of sour cream and left out the apple jelly. It was excellent; a little crumbly on the surface like a good streusel cake should be but not too heavy. I will make this again - it will make a good breakfast pastry too! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/25/2006
I made this dessert for Thanksgiving and was really disappointed with how dry and lack of sweet taste. I did take the suggestions only using 2 cups of flour adding the apples to the batter. I will not be making this one again. Read More
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