Saturday, November 24, 2012

Apple Walnut Mosaic Coffee Cake


Here we are at our 12th bake at THB ( The Home Bakers ) where we are currently baking from the book Coffee Cakes by Lou Seibert Pappas and we have now completed 1/5 of the book! After baking so many recipes from the book, i sort of getting used to Lou's cakes now. Many months ago, when i started baking the first two three recipes from the book, i was a little not used to Lou's style of cakes..to me it's neither the spongy type nor muffin type nor the creamy melt in your mouth type of texture but now as time goes by, knowing her style, i know that her recipes are indeed nice coffee cakes, not coffee flavoured cakes but perfect with coffee or any of your favourite hot drinks and am appreciating her recipes. They can be dense sometimes but always moist. Most of her cakes are typically flavoured with fruits and nuts and with some spices that goes in together or topped with streusel making them a delicious addition. Just like this apple walnut mosaic cake which was chosen by Mich of Piece of Cake, it is incredibly moist and very tasty. I did however skipped the nuts this time. Lou calls this a mosaic cake, i guess the obvious reason is because of the lookalike mosaic effect in the cake with a mixture of apples, nuts and cranberries. Mine didnt turn out to be 'mosaic' enough but i'm fine with that :) I made half a recipe in a small 18cm loaf pan. For full recipe, please hop over to Mich's blog, the host for this bake. Mich  has made these into nice cupcakes with streusel topping and to view group baking, click here.


At the same time, i would like to inform my new found friend, Shannon from Just as Delish is having a cookbook giveaway at her blog. She is offering 3 lucky readers a cookbook worth RM70 to any lucky Malaysian readers. The contest starts from Nov20 till Nov27, 2012. Try your luck, i just did. To find out what cookbook is Shannon giving away and the details of the contest, please click here. Good luck.


31 comments:

  1. Hi Lena! I see your mosaic pattern - the apples, and cranberries peeking out of the cake is very pretty. Thanks for joining me for this bake :)

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  2. your apple cake looks yummy! i can eat for breakfast & tea.. & lunch too :D
    thanks so much for spreading the news about the giveaway! hugs

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  3. Hi Lena,
    Your cakes looks great with nice colour. I did reduce the amount of apples and nuts too! Mine certainly did not have any mosaic pattern, none that I can see, maybe because of the reduction of the ingredients! Yes, I certainly agree with you on this book, what I like about this book is most of the cakes contains some fruits, either dried or fresh, and they are mostly moist cakes.
    Will hope over to Shannon for a look! Thanks for the info!

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  4. Lena , this is my 3rd , buuurp , sorry ! ;D cake this night ! And yours is as delicious as my previous bites :D Really love the apple pieces in that cake and looks really moist and moreish .

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  5. YUM! I can definitely see the mosaic in this cake! Looks lovely & delicious! Wait till you see mine & you'll have a good laugh! How to say ... mosaic sure tak nampak! LOL Have a lovely weekend, Lena! :)

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  6. Looks really moist and soft, Lena. Who cares if it turns out mosaic or not as long as its delicious. Your's look perfect!

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  7. I love how it looks! :))) It's so cold today: I could really have a slice with a cup of tea.

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  8. Hi Lena, the cake looks dense and one will always feel less sinful when eating a cake filled with some fruits and dry fruits!

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  9. ooo. a coffee cake filled with fruits. I think it looks crumbier. Perfect for a Sunday.

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  10. Hi Lena,

    Like you, I felt the same too for not being used to Lou's style of cakes. After baking her cakes for the past months, I realised the style and things that she likes and sort of accept her "definitions of coffee cakes" :p

    Like you too, I have baked mine in a loaf tin and happy to see a nice mosaic design. Yours look great too :D

    Zoe

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  11. Hi Lena, I think your mosaic pattern is pretty and your cake looks good! I agree with you that Lou's cake are mainly oil-based, not soft and fluffy type, but very moist and delicious. However, I'm starting to miss the butter-based cakes! haha!

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  12. Lena, you are so generous of sharing the give away information on your blog! This fruity nutty cake looks so yummy! Never have it b4 but I know I like this type of cake!

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  13. This looks like a tea bread with plenty of fruits. Must be yummy!

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  14. Lena, your cake looks very moist indeed. :)

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  15. Hi Lena, I sure love your laksa Kedah, and with your kind consent, will copy a picture and display it next day at my blog when I'm not posting about stamp collecting or gardening, ha ha.

    You this apple walnut mosaic cake looks simply fabs. Love this cake, and bet it taste forget my mother's name kind with iced coffee.
    Love your talents.

    Lena, I am about to post my latest cherita and ahemm, have mentioned your name, as you inspired me this time.
    Drop by after your swim. I sure love your thoughts,
    Have fun,
    Lee.

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  16. Lena, I can see that this is a moist and delicious cake. Sometimes, a dense but moist cake can be very nice and filling.

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  17. Oh, yr mosaic effect is as great Lena:)yes, Lou's cakes were indeed delicious after all the bakes tat we have attempted:-p

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  18. Oooh this sounds great, you've got all sorts of interesting flavours going on in here!

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  19. you should call it apple walnut moist cake because moist is the first word that comes to my mind when i see the pic of the cake. It looks so moist and rich. How delicious with the combination of apples and walnut! YUM!

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  20. The combination of apples, cranberries and nuts sounds rich and interesting, in fact can feel the christmas mood in it :) Cake looks good, would love to try it.

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  21. mich: thanks for choosing the recipe. It's soft and moist and the mosaic pattern, i think it isnt too bad :)

    shannon: no problem abt the giveaway. Share the good news!

    joyce: i think becos you made them into cupcakes hence a little difficult to see the mosaic design. Good luck in the giveaway!

    anne: thanks a lot! it is very moist and soft too!

    kit: your cakes are nice leh..i like the dark brown colour actually!

    jen: thank you! it's true ..taste is more important :)

    alex: thank you and thanks for your visit!

    stephanie: actually this cake isnt dense this time, it is quite soft and very moist with the contents of the apples :)

    daphne: it is a good coffee cake, even good for breakfast and snacking!

    zoe: yeah, i'm now used to lou's style of coffee cakes, making it quite a pleasure thing baking her cakes now. I like the pattern of your cake too!

    jasline: thank you and yours look great too!

    jessie: yeah, it's very moist and fruity cos there are lots of apples in there.

    cheah: thank you, a good companion with hot drinks.

    yen: thanks, it is a moist cake and tasty one!

    lee: ok ok, boleh angkat gambar laksa too. Thank you for your compliments. Will be chking out your post very soon, thanks for letting me know! Miss swimming actually!

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  22. phong hong: i agree dense can be nice sometimes as long as the cake is not dry :)

    mimi:thank you, have you baked this?

    carol: thank you !

    jessica: thank you and hope you had a nice thanksgiving!

    ade: yeah, it sounds like a festive cake too wth fruits and spices, hope you will like it too :)

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  23. I love coffee cake with walnuts. This is just too lovely.

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  24. You did good with your loaf! My DH loved this cake! Might just bake it again, soon!

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  25. What a delightful cake. Simply adored the surprise mixture in the cake. Slurpppp....
    Kristy

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  26. Lena,
    This cake looks yummy with all the nuts and fruits in it. Ohhh!! If you loves this, I know I will live this too:)
    But..can I have a piece if yours first!! :p
    mui..^^

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  27. Lena,
    Lovely results you got there! Delish! Seems its our fav cake yet!

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  28. Love anything with the name mosaic in it and especially baked!

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  29. Lena, with your lovely crusted coffee cake, I can clearly see the beautiful mosaic design showing. It looks so pretty like that, keep it up!

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  30. Lena, I just love any kind of apple desserts, and coffee cakes, and pairing it with walnuts is superb! Your coffee cake is indeed amazing, moist, and super delicious:)

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