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This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It’s filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! 

This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! #apple #cakerecipes #easyrecipe #applecake

Apple Crumb Cake

Welcome to A Fall Festival Blog Hop! This week a huge group of amazingly creative bloggers will be sharing different Fall themes…one theme for every day.

I’m honored to be participating in this year’s Fall Blog Hop! If you’d like to see a complete list of what’s coming up this week, be sure to check the bottom of this post for details.

If you’re hopping over from Cherished Bliss, welcome!! I’m so glad you stopped by!!

I thought I would bring a dessert to the blog hop this year and what screams fall more than apples and caramel! It also has a nice thick layer of crumble or streusel on top (one of my favorite parts!)

A few other great fall time desserts are Homemade Banana Pudding Cups, Caramel Apple Pecan Cake, and Skillet Blondie with Bourbon Caramel Pecans.

This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! #apple #cakerecipes #easyrecipe #applecake

Easy Apple Cake Recipe

Fall is finally here in Colorado and I am hoping it will stick around for a while because I am not ready for winter, lol!

Things are still really really busy around these parts. I thought for sure once school started I could get back into a routine, BAH, I was wrong!

My husband decided to start up his own business in September and I couldn’t be more proud of him for taking that leap.

We have been talking about it for quite some time but he finally got the push he needed. But boy the workload has tripled.

I am not complaining but with trying to learn some basic secretary skills (something I am not very good at by the way!), raising a family, and trying to keep up with the blog there hasn’t been much time for anything else. But that’s ok.

I know the beginning is always rough and a learning process so we just have to remember to be patient and keep trudging through. Do any of you have a business of your own? Please feel free to comment and leave all the suggestions!!

But anyhoo, let’s chat about this cake shall we?

This cake is super easy, trust me. There are a few steps involved but I promise it’s easy.

This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! #apple #cakerecipes #easyrecipe #applecake

Apple Crumb Cake Ingredients

  • Apples- You can use any apple you like to eat. I like all apples and just prefer to use what is on sale. Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Jazz, Gala, and Fuji are all good choices.
  • Flour
  • Baking powder and soda
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon and allspice
  • Buttermilk
  • A little heavy cream
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! #apple #cakerecipes #easyrecipe #applecake

How to make Apple Crumb Cake

  1. Make the crumb topping and set aside.
  2. Cook the spiced apples in a skillet and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven and grease desired baking pan.
  4. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients. Stir in the wet ingredients just until combined.
  5. Spread 1/2 of the cake batter in prepared pan. Top with spiced apples and 3/4 cup of the crumb topping. Top with remaining cake batter and crumb topping then bake.
  6. Serve with the caramel glaze. (It’s also really good with vanilla ice cream!)
This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! #apple #cakerecipes #easyrecipe #applecake

Tips about this Apple Crumb Cake

  • For the best flavor when baking with apples choose a couple different varieties. A few of my favorite apples to bake with are Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, and Granny Smith.
  • This cake is freezer friendly. Just skip the caramel topping before freezing and wrap tightly in plastic wrap and foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before drizzling with caramel topping.

Now be sure to hop on over to Love In My Oven for some more fall fun!!

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This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat!
Apple Crumb Cake
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! 

Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cake, easy apple cake recipes, fresh apple cake
Servings: 10
Calories: 651 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
CRUMB (STREUSEL) TOPPING:
  • cups (180g) all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (145g) packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup (113g) butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
SPICED APPLES:
  • 3 cups (300g) thinly sliced, peeled apples (about 2 large)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼-½ teaspoon ground allspice
CAKE:
  • cups (180g) all purpose flour
  • ½ cup (110g) sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (56g) butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup (118ml) buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
CARAMEL GLAZE:
  • ¼ cup (56g) butter
  • ¼ cup (45g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
CRUMB (STREUSEL) TOPPING:
  1. In a medium bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add melted butter and vanilla. Stir with a fork to combine. Set aside. 

SPICED APPLES:
  1. In a large skillet cook apples in the butter over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. Simmer, uncovered until slightly thickened (about 30-60 seconds). Set aside. 

CAKE:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch square or round baking pan. Set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add melted butter, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla. Stir just until combined. 

  3. Spread ½ of the batter in prepared baking pan. Top with spiced apples and ¾ cup of the reserved crumb topping. Top with remaining batter by dropping batter in small mounds and carefully spreading. It will not cover the entire top of the cake and that's ok. Sprinkle with remaining crumb topping. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean with no wet cake batter.

  4. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Serve with caramel glaze. 

CARAMEL GLAZE:
  1. In a small saucepan heat the butter, brown sugar, and heavy cream over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Boil for 1 minute without stirring.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt. Let stand 5 minutes to cool slightly. 

Recipe Notes
  1. For the best flavor when baking with apples choose a couple different varieties. A few of my favorite apples to bake with are Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, and Jazz.
  2. Freezer Friendly: Just skip the caramel topping before freezing and wrap tightly in plastic wrap and foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before drizzling with caramel topping.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Crumb Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 651 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 303mg13%
Potassium 225mg6%
Carbohydrates 102g34%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.

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This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! #apple #cakerecipes #easyrecipe #applecake

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