Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake #AppleWeek

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On a crisp fall day is there anything better than a slice of sweet crumb cake studded with delicious apples and a steaming hot cup of coffee? I don’t think so.

A crumb cake can be delicious on it’s own, but it’s only made better when you use a great apple. For this recipe, I used Envy Apples. I’ve worked with them in the past and they are so great. Not only did they provide me with a ton of perfectly ripe apples, but they take such care in their packaging to ensure that the product arrives to you in flawless condition. Envy says:

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Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake #AppleWeek

A dense crumb cake studded with apples and covered in a cinnamon sugar streusel.

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 35-45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 12 slices
  • Category: Cake, Dessert
  • Method: Baking

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large Envy apples, peeled and diced

For the Streusel:

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp apple pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray and place on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and sugar and mix together on medium speed for 3-4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, yogurt, and vanilla and mix well. Add in the flour mixture.
  4. Spread half of the batter into the prepared springform pan. Arrange the apples in a layer on top.
  5. Prepare the streusel, by combining the flour, sugar, brown sugar, apple pie spice and salt together in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter and vanilla and mix until it all comes together.
  6. Spread half of the streusel topping on top of the apples, then cover with the remaining batter and finally the rest of the streusel topping.
  7. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until lightly golden and set in the middle. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before releasing the springform pan.
  8. Prepare the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and milk until it reaches your desired consistency for drizzling, then drizzle over the cooled cake.
  9. Slice and serve.

Notes

Apple Pie Spice can be made using 4 tbsp cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp allspice, 1 tsp ginger and 1 1/2 tsp cardamom. The remainder of the mixture can be stored in your pantry for 6 months to 1 year.

Keywords: crumb cake, streusel, apples, cinnamon, fall baking, breakfast, brunch

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OMG this cake is SOOOOO good! Dense and sweet and full of those great Envy apples, this is perfect for breakfast or brunch if you aren’t feeling it for dessert! I took this into work and it was gone so quickly.

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2 Comments

  1. Apple cakes hold a special place in my heart.

  2. I love a good crumb cake and all things apple. This looks absolutely scrumtious!

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