Apple Coffee Cake a la Gram
My mom, or Gram, as her 10 grandkids lovingly refer to her, made this for her 5 kids when we were growing up. Even on our tight budget, she managed to convert those apples dropping off our tree into something wonderful every fall. Cover the coffee cake with plastic wrap to keep it moist.
- Serves: 12 persons
- 4cups peeled, cored, and diced apples
- 2cups white sugar
- ½cup vegetable oil
- 2eggs, lightly beaten
- 2teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2cups all-purpose flour
- 2teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1teaspoon salt
- ¼teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼teaspoon ground allspice
Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch glass baking pan.
Step 2Combine apples and sugar in a bowl and toss to coat. Stir in oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
Step 3Stir flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and allspice in a separate bowl. Add to the apple mixture and mix well. Pour into the prepared pan.
Step 4Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack.