Spiced Apple Coffee Cake

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Apple coffee cake… AKA my favorite breakfast ever! Each bite is loaded with apple cinnamony goodness!

Tomorrow is an uber exciting day! Tomorrow morning my mom and I are flying out to California to see my sister in college who I have not seen in like a million years! Or ya know 2 months… But this is the longest I have ever gone without seeing her and I miss her like crazy! My dad is already out in California on business, so we will meet up with him and then go to pick up my sister. From there we will go up to San Francisco for a long weekend!!! I am totally pumped!

OK so this has absolutely nothing to do with apple coffee cake but I just could not contain my excitement! Anyways, the list of ingredients for this coffee cake may seem a bit overwhelming, but it comes together a lot quicker than you would think! Bonus: About halfway through baking, your house will smell amazing! This apple coffee cake it totally perfect for a fall breakfast or brunch!

Spiced Apple Coffee Cake

Ingredients:
For the cake:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tart cooking apples (I use Granny Smith), peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
8 ounces cream cheese
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 eggs

For the vanilla glaze:
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk, plus more as needed
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch springform pan with cooking spray and set aside.
2) In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
3) In a small bowl toss apples with orange juice. In another small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cardamom, and cinnamon. Add the apples and toss to coat. Set aside.
4) Using an electric or handheld mixer, cream together butter, cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla on medium speed until light and fluffy. One at a time add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
5) With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture just until combined. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in apples just until combined.
6) Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
7) While the cake is in the oven, make the glaze by whisking all of the ingredients together. Set aside.
8) Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack. While the cake is still warm, drizzle with the glaze. Cake stays good at room temperature for 3-5 days.

Recipe from Williams-Sonoma

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