Apple Crumb Cake Recipe

Apple Crumb Cake

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  • 2 apples, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

How to make Apple Crumb Cake

This cake is very easy to make. It is moist and sweet and is wonderful with a nice black English/Indian tea (or coffee). It is also a great way to use up old, shriveled apples.

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/177C. Butter a 10 x 6.5 inch glass pan.

  2. Mix brown sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix.

  3. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and sour cream. Mix well. Then add the apples and mix.

  4. Pour mixture into the glass pan and spread evenly with a spatula. The mixture is quite thick so you will need to spread it out.

  5. To make the crumb topping, mix all the ingredients until you get small "crumbs" and sprinkle evenly over the top of the wet mixture. A Kitchen Aid mixer is great for doing this but some of us aren't that lucky so I just use a fork. (Careful using your fingers to mix--the heat will make one giant crumb instead of many little ones.)

  6. Bake for 40 minutes.

Make your favorite cup of tea and enjoy!

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    I just love the taste of apple, butter and cinnamon... mmmmmmmm

  • rachel
    rachel says

    sounds delish! one way you can prevent the clumping of crumps is to chop the butter up into small cubes, then place it in a bowl in the freezer for 5 min before mixing it in, and only take out 1 tbsp at a time (for example) to mix in. alternatively (or in addition to the above), you can try to stick your hands inside the freezer (or into a tub of ice - just make sure you dry your hands well) before mixing so they're cooler. i just don't know how dextrous you'll be then haha. :)

  • gamany
    gamany says

    oh, i want this right now.

  • babymiguel
    babymiguel says

    I made this Apple Crumb Cake, I had to double the recipe and tweak it just a bit, like 1/2 cup of yogurt and 1/2 cup sour cream.. and added a dash of ginger, and added walnuts to the Crumb top.. It was delicious.

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