Apple Crumb Cake
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, coffee and coffee cake were made for one another. I imagine that their original story is stuff that rom coms are made of. After crossing each other’s paths for years, they finally became friends. “How could coffee and coffee cake just be friends?!” everyone asked. Then one fateful day, coffee realized that coffee cake was his cake mate. Of course, coffee was her soul beverage, and the rest is history. Or something like that… and like any good rom com I will gladly binge on that pair until someone drags me away.
3 tbl. Brown Sugar
2 tbl. Flour
2 tbl. Butter
1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 1/2 c. Softened Butter
1 1/2 c. Flour
1 c. Brown Sugar
2 c. Cake Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 c. White Sugar
1 Stick Butter
1 c. Buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
The best thing to do for this recipe is to first get the apples and crumbles ready and on standby. Dice and peel three apples. In a frying pan melt the butter, add apples, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Sauté till the apples become soft, then remove from the heat and set aside.
In a medium bowl place the butter for the crumbles, as well as flour and brown sugar. Mix the dry ingredients into the butter until they start forming little balls. Once the crumble mixture is finished set it aside.
Put all the dry ingredients, for the cake, into a large bowl and use a whisk to thoroughly mix the ingredients. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar, then add the eggs. Once the butter mixture is finished, stir it into the dry ingredients. When the two mixtures are blended pour a cup of buttermilk in and add vanilla.
In a lined muffin tin, begin by filling the cups a third of the way up with apples, pushing it slightly down.
Next, pour a layer of cake batter, about half of a spoonful (just so the batter covers the apples). Final step, add the crumbles to the top (be generous with the crumbles, more the merrier!).
Bake for about eighteen minutes, until the coffee cakes start to brown. Make sure to allow the cakes to cool before eating.