Apr 13, 2009

Apple Crumb Cake

I found this wonderful website The Purple Foodie few days back and when i revisited it today i came across this yummilicious recipe of Apple Crumb Cake. And i wanted to make it right away. I had all the ingredients at home except for baking powder. So i waited till evening to go out with my kids to our near by NTUC Fairprice to buy it.

We had a nice walk and i explained to my kiddos about the cake on the way! My daughter was all excited about it especially when i explained about the topping!!! She had seen only the frosting as a topping on the cake but not something like this which has to be baked with the cake! My son on the other hand was not at all interested about it!! LOL!! i guess its hard to impress a almost 3 yr old without a chocolate ingredient! :D

This cake is for my dear daughter and my DH who loves anything with apples and cinnamon. And DS... chocolate chip cookies are coming ur way soon honey! :)

here goes the original recipe..

Crumb topping:
5 tbsp butter, cold
¼ cup sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ cup flour
¼ tsp salt
½ cup walnut, chopped

For the cake:
1 large apple, peeled, cored and diced
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon, ground
2/3 cup sugar
8 tbsp butter (100g)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup yogurt

Making the crumb topping:
Mix together all the ingredients except the walnuts. You could do this either manually (using a fork or a pastry blender) or pulse it in a food processor. Next, stir in the nuts. Refrigerate until needed.

Making the cake:
Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C. Butter an 8 inch square or circular pan.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
In a large bowl, beat the sugar and the butter with a hand mixer until light and airy, about 3 minutes.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating for a minute after each addition.
Reduce the speed now and add the flour in 3 parts and yogurt in 2 parts alternately; starting and ending with flour.
You will have a very thick batter. Stir in the chopped apples.
Transfer the batter in the buttered pan and even out the top with a spatula.
Get the crumb topping out of the fridge and break it apart using a fork. Then sprinkle it over the batter.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the crumbs are golden and a skewer comes out clean.

I made some changes in the original recipe

For the crumb toping i reduced the white sugar to 2 tbsp. And for the cake i added 1/3 brown sugar and 1/3 white sugar.


prajusha said...

delicious cake..
it looks like u r an expert in baking now..iam coming over to taste all these.:)

Shifa Firoz said...

ur welcome Prajusha.. u live only few Lrts away from me and u hvnt come for a long time.. :)