Sunday, June 12, 2016

Lots O'Apple Crumb Cake


I've been kickin this recipe around for a while and I think I've finally worked it to perfection. It's just a simple apple cake, but with emphasis on apple instead of cake. Not that you could sub it for the fruit part of your daily intake, it's still cake after all, just not a sweet, cloying cake.

It's moist and spicy with a crunchy oatmeal crumb on top. It's super easy to throw together and goes great with strong coffee or tea. And how good does it look on my brand new butcher block counter top!? Enjoy!

lot's o'apple crumb cake

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 cup raw cane sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 & 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1 & 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks (about 2 & 1/2 cups)

topping:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup rolled oats
4 tablespoons melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9 inch square baking pan. Cream butter and coconut oil, add sugar and mix well, scraping the sides as necessary.

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and mix on low to combine. Add flour, in 2 or 3 additions, mix on low to incorporate. Add apples and beat on low just until mixed.

Pour batter into prepared pan. For the topping combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix with a spoon until crumbly. Scatter on top of batter. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Make 8 to 10 servings.