Fresh Apple Coffeecake
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs or egg whites (6)
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 cups apples, peeled and chopped
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
Beat butter at medium speed. Gradually add 2 cups sugar. Beat well. Add eggs, one at a time, beat after each addition.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Stir in apple and vanilla.
Spoon batter into a greased and floured 9x13x2 pan.
Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over cake batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
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Having grown up in Louisiana I was enamoured of apple picking when I moved to the New England region and quickly began looking for recipes using fresh apples. I tried and quite liked this apple coffee cake. My MIL was a caterer in the DC area for many years so I was nervous cooking for her when we met and this is what I served. She loved it!