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Makeover Apple Coffee Cake

This sugary-topped apple coffee cake is a delicious way to get your family out of bed in the morning. Our pros lightened the original up, but this makeover version is still scrumptious to the core! —Denise Snyder, Lemoyne, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition (batter will be sticky).
  • In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, sugars and cinnamon. Spread half of the batter into an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with apples; sprinkle with half of the topping. Gently top with remaining batter and topping.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 266 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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