Sunday, May 23, 2010

Apple & Banana Coffee Cake

What a week! I really need something to pamper myself. And hoping there's someone here to massage my back and leg for me, and treat me like a queen ^_^ hahaha.... That would be so GOOOOOD! But I still prefer to feed myself with my own hands. So, let's forget that and heading to my yummy recipe.

Ingredients :

1-1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tspn baking soda
3/4 tspn baking powder
1/4 tspn salt
1/2 cup sugar
113gm butter
1 large egg
1-1/2 cup mashed banana
3 tbsp full cream milk
1 green apple, sliced

Struesel mixture :

1-1/4 cups chocolate chips
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped roasted walnuts
1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Method :

- combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt then set aside.
- cream butter and sugar untill fluffy.
- stir in egg and whisk untill well mixed.
- beat in mashed banana and milk then follow by the dry ingredients.
- blend well and then pour half portion to a 9x13" tray lined with parchment paper.
- line sliced apple on the batter and then sprinkle struesel mixture to cover the apple.
- and then repeat the remaining batter and struesel mixture.
- bake at 175'C for 45 mins.

I'll have to say this is the best recipe I've ever tried so far. Great feedback from all my friends and neighbours. I'll definitely make another batch of this on next week. Love the whole package especially the crispy topping and the apple sliced which provides just the exact moisture to the cake. Hope you'll enjoy it too!

Before ending this, I would like to thank the following foodie friends of mine for passing me these two wonderful awards buttons.

Thank you Chef Dennis! This is such a great honour. I'm really appreciate it! Chef Dennis was a restaurant chef for many years and he is such a great guy. Please check out his site for more stories. Then I would like to pass this award to the following friends :

(1) Lyndsey @ The Tiny Skillet
(2) Bo @ Bo's Bowl
(3) Chin @ Cherry Potato
(4) Silvia @ Citron & Vanille
(5) Rebecca @ Chow & Chatter
(6) Jannett @ Canadian Baker Too
(7) Alison @ Alison's Trials
(8) MaryMoh @ Keep Learning Keep Smilling
(9) Heavenly Housewife
(10) Anncoo
(11) Pigpigscorner
(12) Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes
(13) Chaya @ Sweet & Savory
(14) Mia @ SugarPlumFairy

(15) Drick @ Drick's Rumbling Cafe

Again thank you very much, Elin! You're such a sweetheart. Elin is such a sweet sweet friend. I met her over Foodbuzz more than six months ago. Hop over to check out her site for some fabulous recipes. And I would like to pass this award to the following :

(1) Cheah @ No Frills Recipe
(2) Claire @ Sharing is Caring
(3) Diana @ Best Asian Food
(4) Blessed Homemaker
(5) Shirley @ Enriching The Kids
(6) Sam @ Sandwich 365
(7) Julie @ The sporadic Cook
(8) Von @ Vondelicious
(9) Bridgett @ Le Bella Cook
(10) Lucie @ Cooking at Marystow
(11) Sharon @ Random Thoughts
(12) Jay @ Tasty Appetite
(13) Divya @ Divya's Recipes
(14) Brownieville Girl
(15) Barbara Bakes

Please feel free to collect the awards. Thank you very much and hope you all have a wonderful time!

50 comments:

Lyndsey said...

This apple, banana coffee cake look awesome! I love the Struesel mixture in the middle...mmmm....I want some right now!!!

Thanks so much for the circle of friends award. It is so funny that even though we've never met in person and you live on the other side of the world from me, I feel that we are such good friends.

Angie's Recipes said...

Love the richness of coffee cakes..usually very moist and delicious.

the lacquer spoon said...

How nice! The grown-up taste of coffee is tempting me now. And I'm sending my congrats to your awarded fellows!

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

I love anything with streusel.
It adds a lovely touch to bakes.

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks delicious..

reanaclaire said...

thanks for the award...it was all along in my blog sidebar.. hahaha.. eh, kristy, banana and apple.. really.. can send over a piece next time? or should i go and collect?

Heavenly Housewife said...

Thank you so much for the award daaaaahling, you are so lovely to think of me. I'm sorry that its been a stressful week. I feel better too after baking (and eating) it totally relaxes me... that and a bath, but not cake in the bath LOL.
this most be one fabulous recipe if you say its the best, you are always cooking up the most amazing stuff. It looks incredible with lovely texture.
Treat yourself well.
*kisses* HH

alison said...

thank you very much for award , lovely kristy!i need a piece of coffee cake, now!it's looks so delicious and it's perfect for my sunday morning!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

An absolutely delicious cake to go with the award!!
Love ur delicious struessal!!!

Ur chicken looks great and am so sorry to hear about ur fil!!
Am so thrilled u thought about me sh and am so glad to take back this award with me from a blogger whose delicious blog leaves me drooling....i love it !!!!
Thanxx a ton lods for thinking about ur pal!!!!

Trissa said...

Congratulations on your awards and thanks for sharing a recipe that your friends and family have given two thumbs up!

Brownieville Girl said...

I am really honoured that you thought of me for an award - thank you so much.

Your cake looks fantastic, looking forward to trying it!

Admin said...

Thank you for the Circle of Friends award. Your cake looks delicious. Yummy!

My Little Space said...

Lynd : Yeap, dear friend, I hope the award will make your day a little easier!

Angie : Thank you, dear!

TLSpoon : Thank you and glad you like it too!

Wendy : Thankow you!

Sowmya : Thanks alot!

Claire : I'll have to say you've such an unbelieveable nose! haha... Oh, you can really smell the cake from the far huh!

HH : Thank you, daaaahling! Come & join me with your good friend! hehe....

Alison : Thank you very much. You're know you're always welcome for the cake.

Mia : Thank you for your concern. He's fine now!

Trissa : Welcome to my humble little space! Hope to hear from you more often.

Brownieville : You're welcome! Hopefully this will make your day a little easier.

Thank you everyone for the visit and hope you all have a great weekend.

Cheers, Kristy

Foodessa said...

Kristy you can pamper me with those ingredients any time of the week! I discovered your blog by just roaming around. You got my attention with your adorable pup sandwiched in his/her little piece of paradise. When I pass...I'd like to come back as a cuddled puppy ;0)
Your cake is definetly going to be added to my favourites. The texture looks so moist. It must be absolutely yummy!!!
Thank you very much for sharing and flavourful wishes, Claudia

Sweet and Savory said...

I will take a piece of cake, on the side of my wonderful Cirlce of Friends award. I am truly honored and thank you.

You are one great gal and a creative cook.

I want to make this cake when I get finished baking for my clubs.

Jay said...

Hy Dear,
Congrats on your well deserved Awards...Wishing you many more success in blogging...;)
Thanks a bunch for sharing these wonderful awards with me.
Cake sounds delicious n mouthwatery. Just can't stop having a bite from it...

My Little Space said...

Claudia : Hi there, welcome to my humble little space. Glad you like it here and hope to hear from you more often.

Chaya : Welcome here, my dear friend! Great to see you around. ((hugs)) & kisses!

Jay : You're welcome & thanks alot!

Thank you very much for visiting dear friends. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Blessings, Kristy

Belinda @zomppa said...

Nothing like this to cheer up a rough week!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

the cake look so delicious and congrats on ur awards.

Barbara said...

Your cake looks divine, Kristy. And an inspired idea to put chocolate chips in the streusel!
Congrats on your awards!

Chef Dennis said...

Your cake looks soooo good...and you certainly deserved those awards!!
cheers
Dennis

Nadji said...

bravo pour le cake que tu as bien réussi et pour les prix reçus.
A bientôt.

Drick said...

what a wonderful way to start a day - a sweet coffee cake recipe by you and a great award ... so nice to be in your circle of friends.... wishing you the best for the coming week my friend...

penny aka jeroxie said...

What a great neighbour! Congras to all that has the awards and also to you! WEll deserve :)

Barbara Bakes said...

Awwww - thank you for the award. It definitely brought sunshine into my day. The coffee cake sounds moist and delicious. Love the addition of apples and bananas.

Julie said...

How very sweet, thank you :)

My Little Space said...

Belinda : This definitely a comforting goodies!

Jess : Thank you!

Barbara : Thanks alot!

Chef : Thank you so much!

Nadji : Hi there, welcome to my little space. Hope to hear from you more often.

Drick : Same to you, dear friend.

Penny : Thanks alot, dear!

Barbara : You're weloome and glad you enjoy it too.

Julie : You're most welcome!

Thank you everyone for visiting. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings, Kristy

Jeannie said...

Looks delicious but my boys do not like bananas:S I wonder if I can substitute that with another fruit.

Anncoo said...

Oh Kristy! You want to bake this again next week? Which day? I want to come over...please remember to keep a bigger portion for me :DD (since you said this is the best recipe, I'll bookmark it)
And thank you, my dear friend for sharing the award with me...muak*

citronetvanille said...

Oh sorry you had a bad week...they happen once in a while...I think that gorgeous banana cake helped (maybe not with the massage but with relieving stress! :) - you always make those bakery-like cakes, filled with goodness. Thanks so much for the award kristy, so sweet of you! I am very proud to be a part of your circle of friends!

Anonymous said...

What a delicious cake. Why it's call Apple & Banana Coffee Cake? I don't see coffee in it . Also,in step 6, you mention about coffee mixture but in step 7, it's strudel mixture. Could you clarified it, Thks


Kim

Mary said...

Kristy, this cake sounds especially delicious. I'm sorry your week was difficult. I promise this week will be better. I have magical powers you see :-). Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

P.S. You are right about the countries we'll be visiting, save for Bhutan. We are not sure we can find a way to fit it in. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Lady Ren said...

yumm- I love how good your cake looks-
Glad to find your blog- Nice to meet you.

MaryMoh said...

Kristy, thanks very much for the lovely award. You have given me the most number of awards!! Love all of them. Appreciate very much. Love your cake too. I will eat first then massage for you :D You'll make more cakes for me after the massage, right? :P

Fimère said...

si tu trouve quelqu'un pour le massage je viens avec ma tasse de thé, mais surtout pour savourer ce délicieux gâteau que tu nous proposes....lol
bravo pour les prix
bonne soirée

My Little Space said...

Jeannie : I'm not sure what other fruits you can substitute with but you can just give it a go. No harm, right!

Anncoo : Haha...No need to travel so far for this. You're a great baker. I believe you can anytime make a bigger one for yourself lol!

Silvia : ((hugs)) & kisses!

Kim : Hi there, thank you for stopping by. Oh, I'm so sorry about the mix up discription. Well, I was a little confused before making this cake too. I mean why they call it coffee cake since there's no coffee ingredient in it. But then after the baking, I guess I know why! The mixture between brown sugar & chocolate chips really give you that kick buds aroma, tasted just like coffee. I think I should change that 'coffee mixture' to strud=esel mixture! Thanks for reminding me for that. Hope to hear from you more often.

Mary : Yay, I have all correct! haha... I think that must be a very tiring trip..from India to Tibet! Same to you, Mary!

LadyRen : Hi there, welcome on board! And nice to meet you too. Hope to hear from you more often.

MaryMoh : No problem! You're hire! hahaha.....

Fimere : I think we need a spa! With some nice serving of goodies and sweet stuffs. haha....

Thank you, ladies! It's been a wonderful day for having all here. Hope you'll have a fabulous day too!

Cheers, Kristy

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Two of my favourite ingredients in this cake: banan & chocolate! Sure is a winner!

divya said...

Hy Dear,
Congrats on your well deserved Awards...Wishing you many more success in blogging...;)
Thanks a bunch for sharing these wonderful awards with me.
Cake sounds delicious n mouthwatery. Just can't stop having a bite from it.

Joycee said...

Congratulations on winning those awards, you so deserve them! I can't wait to try the cake very soon!

Bridgett said...

Aw, thank you so much! I will proudly display this on my blog.

Lucie said...

Thanks so very much for the award, I am very touched! You have made my day! Lucie xx

My Little Space said...

Ellie : HI there, welcome to my humble little space. Hope to hear from you more often.

Divya : You're welcome & thanks for your nice words.

Joycee : Glad that you like it too. Hope you'll enjoy it.

Bridgett : You're welcome!

Lucie : You deserved it, dear!

Thanks alot everyone for visiting here today. Hope you'll have a fabulous day!

Cheers, Kristy

Sook said...

Thank you SO MUCH for nominating me for the wonderful blog award. I really appreciate it!

pigpigscorner said...

Thanks so much for the award Kristy =)

Divya Vikram said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Congrats on the award and thanks for sharing it with me :)

Sweet and Savory said...

Hi,

I hope to get the Circle of Friends Award up, by the end of the week.

In the meanwhile, check out My Sweet and Savory for something you deserve. It fits you to perfection.

CheapAppetite said...

I always love banana bread. But I've never tried one with apple and coffee combo. Sound so yummy!

Bo said...

The coffee cake looks and sounds great. I've never thought of putting both apple and banana into a cake. And thank you so much for passing on to me the circle of friends award. I truely appreciate it. Sorry it took me a few days to acknowledge it...I've been on vacation.

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Kristy,
May I know how tall is this cake?

I'm thinking of reducing the recipe, maybe make only 1/3 of it because 9X13 is so huge.

My Little Space said...

Sook, Pigpigcorner & Divya : Thanks guys!

Chaya : Thank you so much for the award. I'm truly honoured.

Tana : Thank you!

Bo : You're welcome and have fun!

Wendy : The height of the cake is about 4.5cm! Hope this will help. Maybe you can try using the 7" square pan. Best of luck!

Thanks everyone for stopping by. Hope you all have a wonderful time!

Cheers, Kristy

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