Spiced Apple Coffee Cake
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 3 tart cooking apples, such as Granny Smith or
  • Braeburn, 1 lb. total, peeled, cored and
  • coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbs. strained fresh orange juice, lemon juice
  • or apple juice
  • 1⁄3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter, at
  • room temperature
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • For the vanilla glaze:
  • 3⁄4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tbs. condensed skim milk, warmed, plus
  • more as needed
  • 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS

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RECIPE BACKSTORY
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Collection Series, Muffins, by Beth Hensperger (Simon & Schuster, 2003).