Apple Crumble Coffee Cake

                         Hey Guys! How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was really fun and had great food! I can’t believe it’s almost winter. I really loved seeing the beautiful leaves change amazing vibrant colors. But, Christmas is coming too!! I can’t wait, I looove Christmas so much! Well yesterday, I wanted to make something different but with apples. An Apple Crumble Coffee Cake seemed perfect since fall is almost over. I adapted this recipe from big girls small kitchen, but i did change a few things for my liking. This cake is super good and is perfect with Hot Cocoa or Coffee. When my mom tried it, her eyes grew wide and she said “This is Fantastic”! while the cake was baking, my brother came in the kitchen and said “It smells soooo good!”. With the subtle yet sweet taste of apples, this cake is perfect for small events or get togethers. Well, here’s the recipe!

Yield- 1 cake

Crumb Filling:

1/2 cup of pecans
1/6 cup of white sugar
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Crumb topping:
1/2 cup of pecans
1/6 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of flour
3 tablespoons of melted butter
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 large apple, peeled and sliced
3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2/3 cup of applesauce (I used Mott’s natural)
1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
8 tablespoons of unsalted butter (1 stick)
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 eggs,

1. First of all, you must make the Crumb Filling and Topping.

Crumb Filling: Blend together the white sugar, pecans, and ground cinnamon untill it is very fine. Set that aside.

2. Crumb Topping: Blend together the flour,cinnamon,pecans. melted butter, and sugar untill it is crumbly and sticks together. Place this in the refrigerator.

3. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

4. The Cake: Combine the slicd aplles and vanilla extract (3 teaspoons) into a bowl. Set that aside.

Using a stand mixer or hand mixer,mix together the eggs, 3 tablespoons of applesauce, and vanilla extract (the 2 teaspoons). Add in the dry ingredients and mix well.

5. Finally, add in the rest of the applesauce, and the softened butter. Mix this for about 5 minutes (for those who have stand mixer, alternate between speeds 2 and 4)

6. Prepare the cake pan: Butter a 9″ round cake pan on the sides and the bottom. Then, place a piece ofparchment paper n the bottom of the pan and butter that too. Make sure the pan is buttered enough or the cake will stick to the pan.

 7. Pour 2/3 of the batter into the cake pan.
8. Next, generously sprinkle the crumb filling on top of the batter.
9. Then, top that layer with over-lapping apple slices.
10. Finally, pour the rest of the batter on top of the apple slices.
11. Bake the cake for 32 minutes and place the Crumble Topping over the cake. Place it back into the oven and bake it for another 20 minutes (or untill you can stick a toothpick through the center and it comes out clean).
12. Place the cake on a cooling rack for 5-10 minutes.
13. Loosen the sides of the pan and flip the cake onto a plate. Take the parchment paper off of the bottom (the side thats facing up) and place another plate on the top of the cake. Flip the cake over again so that the crumble topping is facing up.

14. Let the cake cool for another 25-40 minutes and then…..ENJOY!!!

1. First of all, I GOT A KITCHENAID MIXER!!!! Yes, I went shopping on Friday and my mom got me a KitchenAid mixer in Crystal Blue. It is so beautiful and makes baking a whole lot easier and its super fun! Everyone should have one! The first thing I made was my brothers favorite, White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies. He said that they were super delish and the best I’ve made so far!

2. Secondly, I went out and took the last pictures of the fall leaves. Its so beautiful, I can’t beleive fall is almost over. I remember the trees were all different colors just weeks ago and now, they are almost all bare. I always think to myself that the trees must be cold. Its like someone took off their sweater!


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