Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Whole Grain Coffee Cake

I do not really know why coffee cake is called coffee cake. It does not have any coffee in it. (At least mine doesn't.) I do not wonder why this coffee cake is called 'healthy'. It is purely delicious while giving you a serving of whole grains.


strawberry cream cheese coffee cake (5)
 
This coffee free coffee cake is especially good since it is filled with delicious strawberry preserves. You cannot go wrong with some good preserves.
 
strawberry cream cheese coffee cake (9)
 
Did I mention it is a cream cheese coffee cake too? Yeah, it just keeps getting better and better.
 
 
strawberry cream cheese coffee cake (7)
 
Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
For the cake:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
¾ cup sugar
1 cup room temperature cream cheese
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 egg whites
½ cup apple sauce
 
For the Filling:
2/3 cup strawberry preserves
For the topping:
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp honey
2/3 cup instant oats
 
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9” round pan with tinfoil (I used a pie pan because that’s what I have.), and spray it with oil. Mix the oats, oil, and honey together. Set it aside.
To make the cake, mix together the first four cake ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk the egg whites together in a separate bowl. Add in the sugar, applesauce, cream cheese, and vinegar. Mix the wet and dry ingredients.
 
To assemble, spread half of the cake mixture into the pan with a rubber spatula. Cover the top with the preserves. Spread the rest of the batter on top evenly. Sprinkle the topping over top.
Bake for 55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes in the pan before removing to a cooling rack or cutting.

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