Yogurt and Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

I borrowed this from a  great blog I have followed.  Although it was not what I would consider a ‘guiltless’ dessert, it was certainly worth the indulgence. (You may want to check out her blog. She has some great recipes!

http://simplymadekitchenandcrafts.com/2014/03/03/yogurt-and-cinnamon-apple-coffee-cake/)

Yogurt and Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt

2/3 cup oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice (optional)

 1 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

4 small tart apples, peeled, cored, and diced

2 1/2 cups flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray with cooking spray, a 9×13″ baking pan. Mix together the yogurt, oil, lemon juice, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl.

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Fold in chopped apples.

(I used 3 large apples instead)

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(I forgot to peel first-much harder my way!)

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.  Stir into liquid ingredients until no lumps remain. In a small bowl, mix the remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon with the brown sugar and butter.

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Pour half of the batter into the cake pan. Sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture onto the cake, pour in remaining batter and sprinkle the remaining mixture on top of the cake. Bake 45-55 minutes until lightly browned.

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Cool before serving.

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Enjoy!

(Seems I must like apple cake as this is my third apple cake recipe!)

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