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Apple Crumb Cake

This is my favorite fall cake! I know that I'm sharing this a little late in the season but 2020 hasn't exactly been a year where we all are following the rules, right? This isn't one of my waist trimming, guilt-free recipes. It's just not and that's ok. Sometimes a little indulgence is needed! the key is to be mindful!

Apple Crumb Cake

Dry Ingredients;

2 teaspoons unsalted butter

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

¾ teaspoon baking soda

Crumble Mixture:

1 ½ cups finely chopped toasted walnuts (omit if you have an allergy like myself)

⅓ cup packed light brown sugar

⅓ cup white sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Wet Ingredients:

½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup white sugar

2 large eggs

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup plain yogurt

2 Honeycrisp apples chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 inch baking pan generously.

Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together in a bowl. Set aside.

Combine walnuts, brown sugar, white sugar, salt, cinnamon, and melted butter in a bowl. Mix until walnuts and sugar are thoroughly coated with butter.

Cream butter and sugar together in another bowl with a spatula until well blended. Add 1 egg and whisk until mixture is smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk in second egg until thoroughly incorporated. Add vanilla extract and yogurt; whisk together. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients; whisk just until flour disappears. Do not overmix.

Remove cores from apples. Cut across into 1/8- to 1/4-inch slices. Stack up a few slices, make 1 cut down the center, and dice across into cubes. Add to cake batter, folding in with a spatula until just combined.

Spread 1/2 of the batter evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Spread 1/2 of the crumble mixture evenly over the top. Top with the rest of the batter in dollops. Spread carefully to evenly distribute, trying not to disturb the crumbs. Top with the rest of the crumb mixture. Press crumbs into the batter very gently.

Bake in the center of the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes, before slicing and serving.

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