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!
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.
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.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch square or round baking pan. Set aside.
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.
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.
Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Serve with caramel glaze.
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.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt. Let stand 5 minutes to cool slightly.