Apple-Cranberry Coffee Cake

7
Total Time
45 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
You can use either Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples in the cake.

Ingredients

sugar

¾ cup(s)

ground cinnamon

1½ tsp

all-purpose flour

2 cup(s)

baking powder

2 tsp

baking soda

1 tsp

table salt

½ tsp

Plain fat free yogurt

1 cup(s)

canola oil

¼ cup(s)

egg(s)

1 large

vanilla extract

1½ tsp

fresh apple(s)

2 medium, Granny Smith or Golden Delicious, peeled, cored, and cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces (about 2 cups)

fresh cranberries

½ cup(s), or forzen, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Stir together 2 tablespoons of the sugar and 1⁄2 teaspoon of the cinnamon in a cup; set aside.
  3. Whisk together the flour, the remaining sugar, the baking powder, baking soda, the remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and the salt in a large bowl. Whisk together the yogurt, oil, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add the yogurt mixture, apples, and cranberries to the flour mixture; stir just until blended.
  4. Spoon the batter into the pan; spread evenly. Sprinkle evenly with the reserved cinnamon sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 – 35 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a rack. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at least 6 hours before slicing for the neatest slices. Yields 1⁄12 of cake per serving.

Notes

If you prefer a sweeter taste, use Golden Delicious apples, and if you like a little more tartness, use Granny Smiths.

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