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Apple-Cheese Coffee Cake

 Apple-Cheese Coffee Cake
This deliciously different dessert comes courtesy of Athena Russell from Florence, South Carolina. A rugged-looking cake, it's great for brunch!
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded Colby cheese, divided

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder,
  • baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk egg and oil. Stir into
  • dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the apple, dates and
  • walnuts.
  • Spread half of the batter into a 6-in. springform pan coated with
  • cooking spray. Sprinkle with 2/3 cup cheese. Top with remaining
  • batter; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of
  • pan. Serve warm. Yield: 4 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 378 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 434 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.