Thursday, October 20, 2011

Caramel Apple Crumb Cake

One of my favorite things on an apple pie is the crumb topping!  My favorite thing on a caramel apple is the caramel!  So I decided to make an apple cake that incorporated the crumb topping and caramel.  This cake is moist due to the addition of sour cream and apples.  However, the icing that takes the cake is the caramel sauce!  I could just eat it with a spoon, however I did pour it over the cake ;)  Don't fret, the caramel sauce is super simple to make and it's made in the microwave!

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Ingredients are as follows:

3 C flour
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1/2 C oil
1 C sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
4 medium size apples, peeled, cored & diced

3/4 C sugar
3/4 C flour
1/4 C butter, softened

1 C brown sugar
1/2 C butter
1/4 C pancake syrup
1/4 C whole milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.   

Beat eggs for two minutes; until pale yellow.

Stir in the oil, sour cream and vanilla.

Mix in the flour, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.

Add diced apples and stir until combined.

Pour into greased pan, set aside.

Mix together the flour and sugar; cut in the butter and sprinkle on top of the batter.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown; set aside.

To make the caramel sauce: place the butter, syrup and brown sugar in a microwavable safe bowl.  Heat in the microwave on high for three minutes, remove and stir.  Heat an additional minute.  Remove and slowly stir in the milk.  Poke some holes into the cake then pour the caramel sauce evenly over the cake.

Let this soak in for about five minutes.

Slice, serve and enjoy!


  1. I LOVE your recipe!!! Thanks for participating in THE IMPROV COOKING CHALLENGE! I can't wait to see what you make next month with Pumpkin and Cream Cheese!

  2. That looks fantastic! I just baked an Apple Pie and will post about it next week. No caramel though lol.

    The Vintage Recipe Blog

  3. Your cake looks and sounds wonderful.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Improv Cooking Challenge recipe: Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  4. Yum! I always love your recipes and this looks like a winner! I love crumb topping, too....

  5. I love seeing so many apple recipes this week. It's my favorite flavor of all time!! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  6. YUM! It looks like a delicious dessert! Fabulous idea for this month's challenge!!


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