Streusel-filled Coffee Cake

  ¾ cup sugar
  1 egg
  1 ½ cups sifted flour
  ½ tsp. salt
  ¼ cup shortening
  ½ cup milk
  2 tsp. baking powder

  ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  2 T. melted butter
  2 cups finely diced apples
  2 T. flour
  2 tsp. cinnamon
  ½ cup chopped walnuts

Heat oven. Mix shortening with sugar and egg. Stir in milk. Add dry ingredients. Spread half of batter in greased 9-inch square pan. Sprinkle with half of streusel mixture. Add remaining batter and sprinkle the rest of the streusel on top. Bake in 375-degree oven 25 to 35 minutes.

Cally Peterson is editor of North Dakota Living. She can be reached at