Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake

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I love autumn. Warm days, cool nights, crisp air, jumping into big piles of raked leaves. And who could forget autumn baking? The smells of pumpkins and spice and all things nice are just delightful. However, if you don’t like pumpkin desserts and you’re looking for a tasty alternative, why not try apples? This Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake will have your house smelling of “autumn” in no time, and your taste buds tingling in your mouth.

The apple tree is cultivated worldwide, but originated in Central Asia where its wild ancestor still grows today. There are now more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples and, much like cinnamon, apples have been cultivated for thousands of years. First grown in Asia and Europe, apples were brought to North America by the European colonists (until that time, the only apples native to North America were crab apples, once called "common apples"). The first apple orchard in North America was planted in Boston in 1625 by Reverend William Blaxton. Although a seemingly bountiful fruit in North America, of the 80 million tons of apples grown in 2013, China alone produced nearly half this total with the United States being the second largest producer with more than 6% of world production.

It is not surprising, given their longevity, that apples have varied religious and mythological significance in many cultures, including Norse, Greek and European Christian traditions. In Norse Mythology, the goddess Iðunn provided apples to the gods to give eternal youthfulness. In Greek mythology, the apple was considered to be sacred to Aphrodite. Throwing an apple was symbolic of declaring one’s love (catching the apple was symbolic of accepting that love). Apples also appear in many religious traditions and are often considered a mystical or forbidden fruit. Eve ate of the forbidden fruit (held by popular Christian tradition as an apple) which cast both her and Adam out of the Garden of Eden. Whether apples give eternal youth, love or a fall from grace, they are delicious and perfect in this cinnamon apple crumb cake recipe.

Vera, of Oh My God Chocolate Desserts, a sweet and savory food blog, has shared a delightful recipe for Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake. This coffee cake recipe is loaded with apples, sweet streusel crumbs and is even wrapped with a delicious drizzled apple cider glazed bow! Aside from the apples (you will want a tart variety, like Goldrush or Suncrisp or perhaps a “sweet tart” apple, like Honey Crisp) you should have most of the required ingredients already in your pantry: items like flour, brown and granulated sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg. Make sure you have both baking soda and baking powder, as well as sour cream and at least one large egg. You’ll also need at least an hour and half for both preparation and cook time, but this cinnamon apple cake recipe is worth the wait! Please find the recipe just below at the OMG Chocolate Desserts website.

Nutrition Facts for: Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake From OMG Chocolate Desserts
Ingredients: Flour, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, vanilla, apple, egg, sour cream, baking soda, baking powder, powdered sugar, apple cider.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 10 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 390, Calories from Fat 154, Total Fat 17.1g 26%, Saturated Fat 10.5g 52%, Cholesterol 60mg 20%, Sodium 322mg 13%, Potassium 125mg 4%, Carbohydrates 56.3g 19%, Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%, Sugars 30.7g, Protein 4.5g, Vitamin A 11%,Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 4%, Iron 10%

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