The Best Apple Crumb Cake – the apple crumb cake of your dreams! With tons of apples and the best crumb topping ever!
What is the best part of a crumb cake?
Crumb topping! I know you agree, because you told me so! One of the most popular and most loved recipes on my blog is my Coffee Cake Muffins. All because of the crumb topping! You left comments and messages that it’s your favorite part and I couldn’t agree more. So often you have a crumb cake and just wish there was less cake in it and more (much, much more!) of the crumb topping.
I set out to make it all happen! My goal: make a crumb cake with good amount of cake but the best amount of crumb topping. The BEST crumb cake in the world!
Result: mission accomplished!
It took me three tries to get this cake just like I wanted. And it is glorious! You can actually taste the apples and the cake doesn’t overwhelm. Before arranging the apple slices over the batter, I toss them gently in sugar, cinnamon and apple cider vinegar. It helps them cook perfectly between the layers of the cake and the topping.
But the crumb topping here is really shining!
If you look at my recipe, you will notice that I use melted butter in making my crumb topping. It may sound strange since most recipes for desserts with crumb topping call for very cold butter that gets cut into the flour-sugar mixture. In that case, if your butter is not perfectly cold, it can melt the whole topping over your cake or muffins. Using melted butter prevents this possibility. This recipe if foolproof! I always make crumb topping with melted butter, in bars or muffins, and it always works.
It comes out of the oven and takes your breath away! It’s truly gorgeous! Look at those mountains of the crumb topping!
This cake is perfect for fall gatherings or a Thanksgiving dinner. It’s gorgeous and absolutely delicious!
I highly recommend drizzling caramel sauce over each slice just before serving. It makes it that much more amazing. Try my Microwave Caramel Sauce – it’s the easiest and the best caramel sauce ever! You can make it while the cake cools!
This cake was a huge hit in our family! Both kids and adults absolutely loved it! What makes me super happy is that my Hubby (who as you may know does not care for sweets) raved about this cake! He said it was the best apple cake he has ever had! Now you know why I call it The Best Apple Crumb Cake. 🙂
Let’s dig in!