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Maple Pecan Coffee Cake

27 May

Hello everyone,

Here’s another recipe I made up awhile ago. It’s one I made for a river boating company, along with the blueberry coffee cake I have already posted.

Maple Pecan Coffee Cake:

Streusel:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup quick-cooking oats

1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

3 tbsp. cold unslated butter, cubed

Cake:

1 stick (4oz.) unsalted butter, softened

1-1/2 cups pure maple syrup

2 large eggs

1 cup unsweetened applesauce, divided

1 tsp. vanilla

2 tbsp. maple extract

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp. ground cloves

1-1/2 cups chopped toasted pecans

Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp. maple extract

2 tbsp. heavy cream

small pinch of popcorn salt

In a medium bowl, combine the first five ingredient’s. Cut in butter until crumbly; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and maple syrup. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in 1/2 cup of the applesauce and extracts. Combine dry ingredient’s, gradually add to the creamed mixture, fold in the pecans. Spoon half of batter into a greased and floured 9-inch springform pan or 2 8×8-inch square pans. Spread the remaining applesauce over batter. Sprinkle with half of the streusel mixture. Spread the remaining batter evenly over streusel. Top with remaining streusel. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean. For 8x8x-inch pans bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely before icing.  Combine glaze ingredient’s together until smooth, and drizzle over cooled cake.

I have had an interesting day today. I had 4 cakes to make and get delivered by today. The deliveries went well and I had lunch with my mom, stepdad and one of their friends. I did a little grocery shopping and came home. 2 hours later I got a call from someone I didn’t know, I went ahead and picked it up just to see who was calling me. Well it turned out it was one of the people I hade made a cake for today. This person at first didn’t tell me who she was, the only thing she started saying was something was wrong with the cake and that her husband is allergic to it. I was confused at first and asked her what her name was and what was her husband allergic too?? He was allergic to dairy! Well the cake I made was a lemon cake with milk, and a cream cheese lemon frosting. She kept saying I just don’t know what were going to do about this?? I was liked what do you mean do about it? She almost sounded like they were going to sue us! I had to keep repeating to her that we are volunteers and I didn’t know there was a food allergy. We try to make cakes for people if they have an allergy or are diabetic. I had to keep repeating to her that we are volunteers and do not get paid, and we pay for all our own ingredient’s ect… She was a hospice patient and I don’t think she fully understood what Angel Cakes is all about. She said you should put down somewhere that you are volunteers, I told her that it’s on our website and on out brochures. The hospice people know that we are volunteers. Well I went ahead and called the hospice office and our director of Angel Cakes to let them know what had happened, and they said they would take care of it. I know it’s not my fault, but I still feel bad for the lady’s husband. I have some food allergies myself,and I told the lady that. I also told her I was sorry and that I hope and pray he gets better. I don’t know how bad his allergy is to dairy products, she didn’t say. Well I just have to wait and see what comes of all this. I have 1 more cake for he VA this week and I’m baking at the Ronald McDonald house this Friday. I just have to take one day at a time… 

Until next time…

Amanda 🙂

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Posted by on May 27, 2010 in Cakes

 

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