coffee_apple_cakeHere is a winner, you have your coffee, your fruit and a dessert all in one. I’m not sure if you can find this cake in the market, but might come across it in a  hotel or a coffee shop, if the chef who gave me this recipe happened to work there.
The juice from the apple gives the upper layer a unique texture, while the pecans give it that nice crunch. Exceptional cake, especially for those who love coffee.


– 1/2 cup butter

– 1/2 cup sugar

– 2 eggs

– 1 cup flour

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

– 1 teaspoon baking powder

– Half an apple cut in small cubes

– 1/4 cup pecans (optional)

– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder (optional)

– Pinch of salt
– 1 1/2 tablespoon instant coffee powder melted in 3-tablespoons of water.

1- Beat butter with sugar until lighter in color and creamy in texture.

2- Add the egg with vanilla and keep on beating for 3 minutes.

3- Add the coffee and keep on beating still.

4- Mix flour with baking powder and salt and add it to previous mixture. Do not over beat, 15 seconds on very low speed are enough.

5- Pour the cake mixture in baking pan, add apple and pecans on top of the cake, sprinkle the cinnamon.

6- Place baking pan in preheated oven at 350F/180C/ gas mark 4 for 35 – 40 minutes.



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