Nutty Coffee Cake Recipe
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  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ + a pinch of salt, divided
  • ½ cup + 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease a square baking dish (either 8x8- or 9x9-inch).
  2. Make the streusel by combining 1 cup all-purpose flour, the brown sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Stir or whisk to combine. Add 6 tablespoons melted butter and stir until a wet crumble forms.
  3. Make the cake batter by combining the remaining ¾ cup all-purpose flour, almond flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Set the dry ingredients aside.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients by adding the applesauce, remaining melted butter, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla to the bowl of a mixer. Mix until blended, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  6. Pour half the cake batter into the prepared baking dish. Top with half the streusel mixture, spreading it to cover the batter. Repeat with the remaining batter and streusel mixture.
  7. Bake the coffee cake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, until the top is golden crisp and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.