Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

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Start your day with a slice of this delicious Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake recipe. You’ll notice underneath that crumbly cinnamon streusel topping lies a beautifully textured moist and fluffy almost like pound cake textured apple bread. You’ll fall in love with how delicately it is infused with apple flavor and the warm spices that are usually used in apple pies. When it comes to apple treats, it always seems like cooked apples are something that grandma would highly recommend or approve. Gooey baked apples are most definitely a traditional way of incorporating them in desserts. This recipe is also a great make-ahead treat that freezes well and delightful for brunch, picnic, potluck or just about any occasion. Just remember when you freeze the cake, make sure to wrap it tightly and at the time of serving freshly made glaze is a must. If you want you can add pecans or walnuts to this bread to increase the flavor a bit more that’s a good idea as well. Whether you eat this cake on its own or served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it will be a great treat for everyone. This recipe is excellent if you want to add other fruits like mixed berries along with apple pieces.

Apples are loaded with nutrients that are very high in vitamin B6, and C. They are also high in fiber and contain no saturated fats or cholesterol. With so many health benefits that come from the nutrition in apples, it is hard not to bake with them. When apples are in the season, it is a great excuse to make more quick and easy apple desserts so that you can take advantage of the nutrition in apples. When you make dessert recipes with apples, it’s best to use fresh apples that are in season as opposed to using canned apples. Canned fruits contain unwanted preservatives in them, and they are usually soaked in a sugary syrup to retain their sweetness. Plus, there is something very gratifying about peeling fresh apples and doing the prep work with all the sweet anticipation. Of course, the extra work of peeling is not fun, but it is healthy compared to using canned apples any day.

This recipe also makes great cupcakes or healthy breakfast muffins if you substitute the regular flour with oat or gluten-free flour. You can add a layer of peanut butter to the muffins if you want. If you’re feeling a bit more daring, you can introduce new flavors into this recipe like a dash of orange or lemon zest to give it a sweet citrus touch of flavour. Along with cinnamon and nutmeg, you could also use pumpkin pie spice to the batter to enhance the depth in the cake. Remember to use fresh spices for achieving the optimum depth of taste in the bread. Do not use if your spices have been sitting on your shelf for a long time because spices tend to lose their aroma if unused over a period. It makes baking this apple cake recipe worth every penny when you buy spices that are fresh and not stale.

Thank you to Kristin at The Cookin Chicks food blog for sharing this classic Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake recipe with us. Do visit Kristin’s blog for more quick and easy apple desserts or if you are someone that likes fun and easy baking recipes. This apple cake recipe is a must try if you love the warm flavour of cooked apples. It is one of the most fun and easy baking recipes you can make with apples.

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