Apple-Walnut Coffee Cake with Sugar Drizzle

High Cotton Food Styling and Photography
  • Yield: 8 servings

With just enough batter to cover the apples and nuts, the baked results will remind you of fruitcake. A simple sugar icing drizzled over the dresses it up nicely.


3/4cup all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon baking powder
1/4teaspoon baking soda
2-- eggs
1/3cup sugar
1/3cup packed dark brown sugar
2tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2teaspoon vanilla
1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4teaspoon ground ginger
2cups diced peeled apple
1/3cup chopped walnuts
1/3cup powdered sugar
1teaspoon water or milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease a 9-inch cake pan; line bottom with waxed or parchment paper and grease paper.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda.  Beat eggs, sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and ginger at medium speed until evenly blended.  Turn to low speed, gradually add flour mixture and beat until evenly blended.  Stir in apples and nuts. 
  3. Spread evenly in pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.  Remove from pan, peel off paper or parchment and finish cooling, right side up, on rack.
  4. Whisk powdered sugar and water or milk in a small bowl until of drizzling consistency.  You may need few more drops of liquid.  Drizzle over top of cake. 

Recipe by Jean Kressy.


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 218
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 61mg
  • Sodium 75mg
  • Carbohydrate 36g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 25g
  • Protein 4g