Apple Crumb Coffee Cakes

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Apple Crumb Coffee Cakes
 
Apple Crumb Coffee Cakes I like to make sweets on the weekend. Make these little coffee cakes a day ahead to take to work for an awesome morning snack or enjoy all day!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • For the Streusel
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • For the Crumb Cakes
  • 1 ½ cups all purtpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and finely diced
Instructions
  1. Make the Streusel first. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour with brown sugar and salt. Add the butter using a pastry cutter or a fork until the mixture resembles coarse meal; continue mixing until very small clumps form. Transfer the streusel to a large plate and refrigerate until well chilled about 10 minutes. Meanwhile start the cakes.
  3. Line a 12 to 18 muffin cups with paper liners. Best to spray with non stick cooking spray because they will stick! In the mixer bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Add the butter and beat at low speed until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the sour cream and egg; beat until the batter is smooth. Add the apple, beat just until incorporated.
  4. Fill the muffin cups about ¾ ways with the batter. Press the streusel into clumps and sprinkle on top. It’s ok to be generous. Bake the cakes in the center of the oven for 30 minutes, until risen, golden and springy to the touch. Let the cakes cool slightly before serving.
  5. Tip: if you would like the tops to be a little more browned, put under the broiler for about a 1 minute while leaving the oven door open. Don’t walk away!!! Just watch to desired color.