Friday, January 14, 2011
Apple Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusal
Although the name of this recipe is called Apple Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusal, don't look through the recipe for any coffee ingredient, because there is none.
According to Wendy, coffee cakes are cakes that are meant to be eaten with a cup of coffee, due to the sweetness, and they usually comes with streusel topping.
I chose to make this cake simply because I have overripe bananas and mini green Apple Smiths in my fridge. And the fact that I usually could not resists any recipes from Wendy's blog. Haha.
I actually used 250g of mashed bananas (100g more than recipe) because I wanted to finish up the bananas. And it still turned out great!
This is the streusal mix. Combination of brown sugar, a pinch of cinnamon powder, chopped walnuts and a lot of chocolate chips.
The assembling of the batter is a little tricky. In short, first, you pour in half the batter onto pan. Then you arrange the apple slices on top of the batter. Then you throw in half of the streusal mix on top of it. The remaining batter is then being scooped in dollop onto the pan, which you try to spread out without scooping out any streusal. And the remaining streusal mix is then sprinkled evenly on top. Fuyoh....sound confusing? Haha.
Maybe below photos will make my explanation clearer.
Although the cake turned out a 'lil burnt on the top, it turned out great. Streusal's sweetened by those brown sugar and chocolate chips.
I love how the brown sugar turned out sticky and crisp on the sides of the cake.
An aerial view of the streusal toppings of the cake. Love those nuts.
It is easily sliced too by using a serrated knife, albeit the cake is still warm. I couldn't wait 'til it was completely cool. I was drooling just by looking at this awesome cake.
A slice of the cake revealed the inside apple and streusal layer.
And being a non-coffee person (I actually love coffee but can't consume them, ironic huh?), I did not eat it with coffee. And I don't find it too sweet. It is sweet but not sickly sweet. But I guess it would taste even better with a cuppa coffee. :)
And ohh...I am loving my red baby! ;P
Recipe: Apple Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel Recipe (copied directly from Wendyinkk)
1 green apple, peeled, cored and sliced thinly. (I used 2 mini green apples)
7. Put in the flour mixture and mix until well combined. It looks rather thick.
11. Arrange the remaining apple slices and top with remaining streusel mixture.