Recipe of the Week
Apple Coffee Cake
Courtesy of
Beverly Rossman

This is an old family recipe. I can remember my dad, Robert Werner, getting up in the middle of the night in his pajamas to put this coffee cake together. He would do everything but the baking. In the morning, when he got up, he’d put it in the oven. What a great smelling house it was to wake up to!

Apple Coffee Cake



1 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
1 Pkg Dry yeast
1/2 Cup Lukewarm water
1 Egg, beaten
4 Cups Flour


2 Cup peeled and thinly sliced tart apples
12 Tbsp. Sugar
2 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
4 Tbsp. Butter


Soften the yeast in the lukewarm water. Scald the milk, then add the butter, sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm and add the yeast and the beaten egg. Mix, then gradually stir in the flour to form a soft dough. Beat vigorously until all ingredients are well blended.

Turn the dough out into a greased bowl, cover with a damp towel, and let rise till it doubles in volume.

When risen, pat the dough in 2 greased 9″ round layer cake pans or one 9″ x 13″ cake pan. Let rise until almost doubled in bulk.

Arrange apples over the top of the dough, in even rows, pressing slightly into dough. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over the apples, then dot with the butter. Let rise another 15 min.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover the pan(s) with foil and bake 10 minuntes. Remove the foil and finish baking for 35-40 min.

Remember — to be official when doing this, you MUST be in your pajamas, like my dad was.

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