Friday, June 5, 2009

(FAUX) ENTENMANN'S APPLE COFFEE CAKE which is my 100th post!!

If you like Entenmann's coffee cakes, you will adore this recipe. It is similar, but OH! so much tastier. It is basically a sweet (yeast)dough that is easily mixed in your stand mixer for 3 minutes, then it sits for 20 minutes, is formed and stuffed with apples, then put in the fridge for two hours and finally baked for 30 minutes. It is SO worth the little effort it takes and it makes two nice big coffee cakes. I hope you try it this weekend! (Click on this photo to see the full Yummm factor).


 Make the apple filling first so it can cool. In a large frying pan, melt 1/3 cup of butter and saute five Granny Smith (peeled, cored and sliced) apples over medium heat for about eight minutes or until almost tender. Stir in 3/4 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Cook gently, stirring, until thickened (about 15 minutes). Set aside to cool.

For the dough, put the following in your stand mixer:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 heaping tablespoon yeast

Whisk the above ingredients together to mix well.

In a small bowl, whisk the following ingredients together and then add them to the dry mixture.

1/3 cup melted (but not hot) butter
1 egg
3/4 cup hot tap water

Knead the dough with your machine, on medium speed, for three minutes. If it seems too dry, add an extra tablespoon of water. After three minutes, scrape down the sides of the bowl (dough will be very soft and sticky), cover and let it sit for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, divide dough in half (makes 2 coffee cakes) and roll each half out on floured surface to a 12x14 rectangle. Place each rectangle on its own parchment lined cookie sheet. Put apple filling down the center and then cut the sides like this: Fold the little strips back over the apple filling (no need to pinch it, just lay them over). Cover each coffee cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for two hours. After two hours, take out of fridge and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, top each coffee cake with struesel topping (which is made with 3/4 cup sliced almonds + 6 tablespoons all purpose flour + 1/4 cup powdered sugar + 3 tablespoons butter + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon - cut butter into dry ingredients until fine crumbs).
Bake at 375 for 15 minutes, then turn heat down to 350 for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack. Drizzle simple vanilla glaze over the top and decorate with more sliced almonds.

This is what the luscious coffee cake looks like inside...Yummmm!


This sounds like a lot of steps, but it really is easy to make. Once you make it, you'll never be happy with Entenmann's again!

23 comments:

Katy ~ said...

Coleen, superb! Absolutely positively superb!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh this looks like a slice of Heaven. Hope you have a spot for me at your table this mroning, Im coming for my share!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Coleen Happy 100th Post that is simply beautiful!!!!! I love your header. Keep those recipes coming. Today is your 100th post and my 1 year blogaversary was 3 days ago. I love your site.

~Carole said...

Oh, Coleen! This looks fantastic and would go perfectly with the coffee I'm drinking now.

Sometimes the double spacing thing happens to me. I'm no expert, mind you, but I just go into the Edit HTML tab (the one next to the Compose tab on the right) and delete the lines there. Hope that helps.

Happy 100th post!

girlichef said...

Congrats on your 100th post...awesome! And awesome apple coffee cake...it looks so yummy :P

...sometimes it does that to me, too. I basically do what Carole does, switch over to HTML and figure out if there's something I can delete...wing it basically.

Debbie said...

That looks so delicious. Did you know my favorite cake is Entenmann's marshmallow devil's food cake! I wish I had the recipe for it!

Food addict said...

Oh my word Coleen~that looks amazing!! I am definitly putting this in my recipe box and I am going to try this!!

Carrie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Your blog has been such a treasure full of terrific recipes! I can't wait to see what you cook up next!!

Wandering Coyote said...

Man, this looks just way too good to be true...!!!

BreeAnn said...

Happy 100th!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a great coffee cake recipe! Have you ever made it the night before and left it in the fridge overnight?

Cindy said...

Coleen Congratulations on your 100th post!!!
I love to come and check your blog every day,even if im in a hurry ,that coffee cake look's delcious!!and yummy!!

Denise said...

Coleen, this is beautiful. I am printing it out right now

Heidi said...

Congrats on 100 great posts! I have so enjoyed your blog. Please keep the recipes coming :)

teresa said...

Happy 100th! This looks wonderful!

Kristen said...

Excellent 100th post! You keep saying, it's so easy, but it looks so impressive :o)

Bunny said...

Happy 100th post!! What a way to celebrate it, this recipe and picture is FANTASTIC!!! Bookmarking!!!

Monica H said...

What a wonderful milestone recipe! I've mentioned a few times how much my husband loves appli filling and every time we go to the store he asks if we can get one of their coffee cakes. I always turn him down, maybe he'll like this one!

Kerstin said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Now that is one gorgeous coffee cake!

Ingrid said...

Happy 100! This looks yummy and I bet it would be good with berries too.

I use Windows Live Writer and found it to be much easier and user friendly! (I did mess something up with my photos blocking them from being published, but that was something I did unwittingly)
~ingrid

Lara said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!!!! We have Entenmanns a couple Sundays a month, but your version looks WAY better. I'll have to add this recipe to our Sunday morning fare.

PS I find that whenever I'm having weird formatting issues in blogger, that I can usually go into the Edit HTML version (even though I don't know HTML) and fix it there.

Cristine said...

Happy 100! That's awesome!

This coffee cake looks amazing. Can't wait to try it! YUM!

Kim said...

Congrats on the 100th post! This looks heavenly and super addictive. I bet you can't just have one piece : )