Apple Crumb Cake
I'm back! It's been a long two weeks after my wrist surgery, but I'm finally getting back in the groove of things. Not only have I had to put baking/cooking on hold, but I haven't been able to do simple everyday things like blow dry my hair, wash dishes, fold clothes, etc. If anyone knows me, they know it's been torture. I'm sort of a clean freak and I can't stand doing nothing for more than about 5 seconds before I go crazy. Although it has been tough, I am very appreciative of my family and husband. They've been my hands (literally) for weeks now!
I've been having serious FOMO scrolling through the endless pictures of beautiful fall desserts on Instagram, so I knew the first thing I had to make was fall themed. This Apple Crumb Cake is so easy to make and the perfect way to use up all the apples you have in your fridge.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs, at room temperature,
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3-4 apples (whatever type you have)
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 tablespoon butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 10 inch spring form pan
- In your stand mixer bowl, combine the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Mix on medium speed for about 5 minutes. It should be light and fluffy.
- Add in the eggs 1 at a time, incorporating each egg until adding the next. Beat for another 3 minutes.
- In a clean bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture into your butter-sugar mixture and mix until just incorporated
- Scrape the batter into the springform pan. Slice the apples about 1/6 inch thin and fan them out on top of the batter.
- In a clean bowl, create the crumb topping by combining the flour, granulated sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour in the melted butter and mix together until crumbles form.
- Sprinkle the crumbles over the cake and bake for 40-45 minutes