If you’re looking for a delicious fruit cake to serve at breakfast, try this Apple Nut Breakfast Cake. Don’t forget that cinnamon streusel topping!
Don’t you love waking up to a slice of cake for breakfast? Pour yourself a cup of hot coffee (maybe with creamer) and cut a slice of cake to have with it.
So often I think of apple nut cakes only in the fall when apples are fresh from the tree. But really, why not have it any other time of the year? Apples give cakes such a delicious flavor and bumps up the moisture level. Apple nut cakes are so versatile.
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I had to smile when I was researching breakfasts cakes because this was the top question: “Is it okay to eat cake for breakfast?”
My answer is of course YES. Obviously you need to eat a balanced diet and make sure you get your fruit and veggies, but it’s ok to enjoy a slice of cake for breakfast if you’d like. Everything in moderation.
Coffee cakes are called coffee cakes because they are served with…..wait for it…coffee! But are they just a crumb cake?
Many coffee cakes do have a streusel crumb topping like coffee cakes do, but some just have a glaze. Crumb cakes can be fruit flavored and more dessert-like, so they are not necessarily the same thing.
The most popular apple for baking is Granny Smith. The tart apple pairs well with the sugar that is in most apple desserts. This type of apple also holds up to heat and will hold isn’t shape (not getting too mushy).
Other solid choices are JonaGold, Honeycrisp and Pink Lady. You should be able to find one or all of these at your local grocery store.
Here are a few hints to help your cake turn out perfectly:
**Pro Tip: This cake does not call for cinnamon in the cake. We did this on purpose so the cake part had more of a vanilla flavor. If you’d like you could add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the cake batter for ultra-cinnamon flavor.**
This apple nut breakfast cake can be stored at room temperature for 2 days. If you are going to keep it longer than that you should refrigerate it.
Yes! This cake freezes really well. Store it in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months. When you are ready to defrost it, allow it to come to room temperature before you unwrap or open it. That will help keep the moisture in the cake.