Apple Crumb Cake Recipe
It's food that is good for you.
Apples can be crisp, tarty, or sweet, and they taste like a tiny drop of pure heaven when they are baked up into a tasty apple crumb cake dessert treat.
One of the best aspects of an apple is it's taste but apples are also one of nature's most nutritious foods. They are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and fiber.
Do something wonderful for your family today and bake them up a delicious apple crisp, pie, or cake. Below is my apple crumble cake recipe and it is absolutely positively yummy.
It is apple harvest time at our house and I love having a rich fall harvest of organic apples.
Apple Crumb Cake Ingredients.
About 10 - 12 medium size apples
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 large eggs
2/3 cup canola or olive oil
8 tablespoons margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Wash, core and chop apples.
- Mix the dry ingredients for you batter mixture together.
- Add the wet ingredients to your batter and stir till gooey.
- Prepare your cake pans then put the batter into baking dishes. This recipe will fill two deep dish baking dishes or 3 regular cake pans. I recommend deep dish pans because the cake does rise quite a bit if allowed. Oil and flour your baking pans. Then divide your batter mix into the bottom of your baking dishes.
- Crumble your crumb topping ingredients together.
- Scoop the apples onto the top of the batter mix.
- Divide the crumb mixture onto the top of the apples.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.
- Add a scoop of ice cream, or whip topping, and enjoy.
To Peel or Not to Peel?
If you choose not to peel your apples be sure to wash your fruit thoroughly and to cut the apple into smaller chunks than you would otherwise have. This will prevent the peel from being stringy after it is cooked. Much of an apple's nutrition is found in or just under the skin and this leaves one to wonder if peeling apples for baking is something we should be doing. I often choose to maintain as much nutrition as possible within the foods we consume so I did not peel my apples for this recipe.
Wash, core, and chop apples. Cook slightly.
For this recipe I did not peel my apples. I like to keep as many nutrients in my foods as is possible whenever possible. For applesauce I will peel my apples but for other dessert recipes I will generally keep the peel on.
Mix together the dry ingredients for your cake batter.
Add a little old fashioned charm to your kitchen.
Bring the country into your kitchen with an old fashioned cast iron apple trivet. As practical as it is decorative.
Add the wet ingredients to your batter and stir till gooey.
Prepare your cake pans then put the batter into baking dishes:
This recipe will fill two deep dish baking dishes or 3 regular cake pans.I recommend deep dish pans because the cake does rise quite a bit if allowed.
Oil and flour your baking pans. Then divide your batter mix into the bottom of your baking dishes.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Scoop the apples onto the top of the batter mix.
Which is your favorite apple?
Which is your favorite apple?
Crumble your crumb topping ingredients together.
Divide the crumb mixture onto the top of the apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.
Add a scoop of ice cream, or whip topping, and enjoy.
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Plant an apple or other fruit tree near your home. It is wonderful to have organic fruit. Birds will usually take care of most bugs.
This is a picture of our back yard looking through the cherry tree toward our shed. To the right is a pear tree and to the left is our apple tree. Our fruit trees and garden area are kept organic.
A little country charm in the kitchen.
Delightfully reminiscent of a charming country kitchen this old fashioned apple crusher looks as good as it functions. A very useful country home kitchen decor item.
This year I used an apple peeler and I highly recommend this handy harvest gadget.
We have almost finished our apple harvest for the year. As we still have some apples in the freezer from the last harvest I decided to turn this years crop into apple sauce.
I would never have made it through without the apple peeler my daughter had purchased us the previous year. I turn the crank with my left hand and in less than a minute the apple peeler peels and cores the apple for me.
If you have been putting off purchasing an apple peeler because they don't look like they can handle the job then don't put it off any longer. These low priced harvest gadgets are a blessing.
My husband had said that the corer would not work on smaller apples but it easily adjusted to the size of each apple.
The only apples that the peeler had difficulty peeling were the very odd shaped apples. As there are not all that many of our apples in a really weird warp shape I figure this is no huge loss as we just set those ones aside for lunches.
It peels and cores so easily. No peels in the pie this year.
An apple corer makes the work easy.
Apple corer will core and slice your apple into smaller more easily handled pieces. Ideal for slicing apples for younger children or for a fancy dinner or snack tray.