Light Swirl Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

Light Swirl Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

This months's Cooking Clubs Challenge was a Light Swirl Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze by Christine Cushing. I just couldn't pass up on the chance to make a tasty sounding recipe with maple syrup. The coffee cake itself sounded interesting because of its use apple butter. I have been interested in trying apple butter for a while and this was the perfect opportunity. Along with the apple butter the coffee cake uses yogurt and thus promised to be nice and moist. The coffee cake also advertises a swirl which sounded like fun. The swirl is formed by half of the coffee cake being chocolate and the other half being plain. Overall the coffee cake sounded pretty good. The recipe called for the coffee cake to be baked in a bunt cake pan but I did not have one so I just used a standard 8x8 inch baking pan. Both the apple butter and the coffee cake were easy to make. The coffee cake was nice and moist and light and fluffy. The maple glaze was of course really good. I could not really taste the apple butter in the coffee cake but then again I could easily spread some apple butter onto a slice of the coffee cake. My favorite way to enjoy baked goods is with melting butter while still warm from the oven and this coffee cake was no exception.

Light Swirl Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

Light Swirl Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

Light Swirl Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons apple butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Beat in the butter and half of the yogurt and continue to beat for a few minutes.
  3. Mix the eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, apple butter and the rest of the yogurt in another large bowl.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients in 3 batches beating in between additions.
  5. Pour half of he batter into another bowl.
  6. Mix the cocoa powder into one of the bowls.
  7. Pour the chocolate batter back into the rest of the batter and fold 2 times.
  8. Pour the batter into a greased and floured baking pan (a bunt pan or an 8x8 inch baking pan).
  9. Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until a tooth pick poked into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 40-45 minutes.
  10. Bring the maple syrup, corn syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger to a boil in a small sauce pan.
  11. Let the coffee cake cool and drizzle with the glaze.


RecipeGirl said...

I agree- it's hard to pass up recipes with maple syrup in them. This looks really great!

Lori said...

That melting butter picture looks so good! And with a little apple butter on the side, yum!

Allen said...

Two recipes in one day? You are out of control! Good work on the coffee cake - I wish I had a piece of that for breakfast tomorrow ...

Dhanggit said...

the first photo is definitely stunning!! i must admit a cup of hot tea and a mere glance at this photo is already nourishing!! coffee cake with maple glaze is lovely!!

Sylvie said...

Apple butter, maple syrup and all those spices, that cake has to taste as good as it looks.

Peter M said...

A very seasonal cake with the use of maple syrup.

I'd love to bite into that for brekkie today.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

That looks fab :) sounds like a wonderful mix of flavours.

Emiline said...

This appeals to me.
1. I love apple butter, and I've been dying to put it into a cake.
2. My sister wants me to bake her a coffee cake.

I want streusel topping, though. I have to have the crumble!

Patricia Scarpin said...

That cake is beautiful, Kevin. I love the swirls!

cakewardrobe said...

ummmmmm why do all your cakes look soo good?! It must be that extra little slab of butter on top too! I misssed out on so much while I was sick!

noble pig said...

It looks wonderful. I imagine the apple butter gives this recipe an edge. I'm going to make it because I am a true nut when it comes to coffee cake.

LyB said...

I sure missed out not having a slice of that cake with melting butter on it. Well, there's always next time! Looks delicious!

Lisa said...

I can just imagine how good this would be with your homemade apple butter and my Dad's homemade maple syrup!

giz said...

Our brains must be in sync - I've been making things that look much like this lately (see today's post) - and yours looks great with the maple glaze. Now I really want to go to the sugar runs.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Bring on the coffee - this looks delicious!

Elle said...

OMG, I want that now! You're dangerous, Kevin--everything you make looks so good, and I want to make it all right away!

Mary said...

Ok, my mouth is watering and all the sudden I need a cup of coffee. YUM!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I'm with Nina, bring on the coffee!! Mmmmmm

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i'm intriqued by the combo of coffee & maple glaze...^_^

Sylvia said...

I agree too I said maple and molasses.
This looks delicious

eatme_delicious said...

Yum baking with apple butter. Though 3 tbsp doesn't seem like it could make a noticeable difference. I've been really wanting to make a coffee cake recently!

Pixie said...

Oh super duper, yummy. There are just so many great recipes around, I wish I could try them all!

Bellini Valli said...

This is a truly Canadian cake with apples and maple syrup:D

Rosie said...

WOW just look at those photo's of your gorgeous maple syrup cake! Wonderful sounding recipe kevin :)

Mansi Desai said...

that looks really pretty Kevin! I'd love to have that with my tea:)

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