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The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion

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~ Apple Coffee Cake ~
with Brown Sugar Sauce

2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1 t baking soda
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 egg
3/4 cup sour cream
1 t vanilla extract
Brown Sugar Sauce (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 375F.
Butter a 9 inch round cake pan or 9 1/2 inch springform pan.
Using a fork, work flour with brown sugar and butter in a
large bowl until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Divide mixture in
half. Evenly press half into pan bottom to form a crust.
Stir baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into remaining crumb
mixture until blended, then make a well in the center. In
a small bowl, lightly beat egg with sour cream and vanilla
until smooth. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until
combined. Fold in apples. Evenly spread batter over crumb
mixture. Bake until a cake tester inserted into center comes
out fairly clean, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. If top gets
too brown before cake is baked, lightly lay a piece of foil
over top for last 10 to 20 minutes of baking. Cool in pan
on a rack. Serve with Brown Sugar Sauce. If giving as a
gift, package Brown Sugar Sauce in a canning jar. Store
sauce in refrigerator. Cake keeps well at room temperature
for a day. Covered, it freezes well and is easily cut
while still frozen.

~Brown Sugar Sauce~
1/4 cup butter
3 T all-purpose flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup cold milk
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 t vanilla extract

Melt butter in a small saucepan set over medium heat.
In a medium-size bowl, stir flour with sugar. Then
whisk into melted butter until mixture is moistened.
Stir in milk until smooth. Cook, whisking frequently,
until thickened and smooth, about 5 minutes. Stir in
brandy and vanilla. Remove from heat. Serve right
away over Apple Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Sauce.
Or cover and refrigerate for a week or more. Reheat
just before serving.


Give as a gift in a white cake box embellished with
designs sponge painted on lid. Embellish with Christmas
ribbon. Give with jar of Brown Sugar Sauce.
Add gift tag and recipe card.

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