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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Apple Crumb Cake

I’m all about making a fancy cake and decorating it to the nines, but sometimes it’s nice to make a cake where you don’t and it still knocks your socks off anyways.   This cake is simple yet incredibly crowd pleasing.  I’ve made this cake plenty of times already and everyone loves it each time.  The cake batter is layered with apple slices then topped with a perfect crumb layer-so scrumptious! 

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Apple Crumb Cake
Makes one 6-inch round cake (may use a pie plate as well)

for the bottom (cake) layer:
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
¼ cup + 2 Tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 large egg

for the apple layer:
2 large honey crisp apples, cored & sliced thinly
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

for the crumb topping:
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1½ cup all-purpose flour

Lightly grease a 6 inch round springfoam pan (or a pie plate if using!) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

for the bottom layer:
In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Gently whisk in the milk, vanilla, oil and egg-whisking until mostly smooth.

for the mid-layer:
Quickly clean the bowl used for the cake. Toss together the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and apple cider vinegar. Arrange over the batter.

for the crumb topping:
In a medium sized bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, salt & flour until well combined. With a fork, fold in the butter until coarse and crumbly. Top over the apple mixture and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

Source: minimally adapted from Crunchy Creamy Sweet

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a wonderful winter dessert. I particularly like crumb topping.



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