½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated organic cane sugar
1½ cup sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups organic all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced (we use macintosh or courtland)
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
⅔ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Halls Apple Orchard near Brockville is where we get all of our apples & apple cider. However, when we visit the various farmers markets in the region, we always like to try new varieties.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar, add eggs and mix well. Add sour cream and vanilla, mix to combine. Fold in diced apples.
In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Stir this into the creamed mixture until blended.
Pour half the batter into a cake pan. Sprinkle streusel evenly over the batter. Spoon the rest of the batter over the streusel and spread evenly.
Bake the cake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.