My mum invited the whole family over for brunch last weekend, and even though she said I shouldn’t bring anything, and even though we’ve been super busy with home renovations, I still couldn’t take no for an answer. Everyone really likes the coffee cakes I perfected during the Quest for Brunch Excellence, but when I came across Marina’s Apple Coffee Cake on Pinterest, I knew it was time to try something new.
This is a great coffeecake – the apples make it nice and moist, it’s really easy to make, and yields enough to serve a crowd. Plus, can you ever really go wrong with streusel?!? (Hint: no!)
My only complaint is the time of year I decided to make it – the apple and cinnamon combination is really a flavor most appreciated on a crisp fall day, so it felt a bit out of place at the start of spring. The cool thing though is that it’s super versatile – next time I think I’ll go a little more seasonally appropriate and try the source recipe from Barbara Bakes which features lemon and blueberries, or perhaps omit the cinnamon and toss in some strawberries instead.