My mother made this classic coffee cake for every important holiday...Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. Now, I carry on the tradition and as I make them, I remember my mom who was a lot like this recipe, soft and tasteful, but full of surprises. The overnight rise, let's you make the dough in advance so your morning won't be hectic.
People will says this homey cake creates a flashback to their grandmother's kitchen. Filled with apples, pears and raisins, this spice cake is dressed up with a streusel topping. The heavenly scent of it baking will have your family gathered in the kitchen waiting for a piece.
"My great-grandmother created this recipe, and it has been passed down through our family," shares Cyndi Martin of Montgomery, Illinois. Cinnamon nicely spices the moist snack cake that's made with tart apples, crunchy nuts and other everyday ingredients.
"Once you try this luscious coffee cake, your mouth will water just thinking about it," relates Vickie Tinsley from Boonville, Missouri. "It can be served as a dessert by simply topping squares with whipped cream and cinnamon.
"I love to cook for my husband and three children, but my rule is 'the simpler the better'," relates Katie Strzyzewski of Midlothian, Illinois. Convenient refrigerated biscuits make this apple-pecan delight a breeze to prepare for brunch or dessert.