Apple Pecan Streusel Cake
This cake-mix-easy, apple-laden coffee cake is topped with a crunchy pecan streusel.
1 (18.25-ounce) package white cake mix
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a large bowl, combine white cake mix, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, water, oil, eggs, and almond extract. Beat at low speed with an electric mixer until moistened. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour two-thirds of the batter into greased and floured tube pan.
- In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon cinnamon, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Spread half of the cinnamon mixture and 2 chopped apples over the batter, then spoon the remaining batter on top. Sprinkle the remaining pecan mixture on top.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the center is set. Cool. Drizzle with a glaze of powdered sugar and lemon juice.
Makes 12 servings.