Moist, flavorful cake full of apple chunks topped with a thick layer of buttery crumb topping. The perfect breakfast or brunch treat!
Every time I think I can predict the ebbs and flows of my new business I’m absolutely wrong. But you know what, I’ve never been so happy to be wrong.
I really thought that as soon as I got all of my Mother’s Day orders out early this week, things would slow down and I’d get a little break to catch up on emails, blogging, and everything else like the giant pile of clean laundry on my living room chair. Doing laundry I don’t mind, putting it away is a different story.
So despite my expectations, this week turned into a crazy get-as-much-as-possible-done-until-you-can’t-stand-up-anymore kind of week. Unexpected last minute Mother’s Day orders came in, I catered the desserts for a MomTrends event (more on that in another post) and a few exciting orders- several as gifts for Emmy nominees and one for a TV show cast and crew. I’ll be delivering to the TV show in person so that should be fun!
Oh, and did I mention I am hosting Mother’s Day brunch? Luckily brunch is one of the easiest meals to prepare for. We are starting with the basics of bagels, lox, etc. and then a few additions like frittata (easy), fruit (also easy), and whatever last minute desserts I can’t help but make. Brunch really is one of my favorite meals (when eaten at lunch time of course, who can wait for a late breakfast?) because bagels are one of the best foods on the planet, but the highlight for this meal might just be this amazing apple crumb cake. I made it last weekend and Matt and I each enjoyed a giant piece before I froze the rest for Sunday (guess I had a feeling the week could get crazy).
This cake is the perfect balance of a thick layer of buttery crumb topping over a moist and flavorful cake batter. Initially I planned to make a blueberry version, but the price of blueberries was insane so I went with apple instead. Apples might not really be in season anymore, but Granny Smith apples are pretty dependable all year long. I can not wait to serve this at brunch, and will definitely be making it again! Head over to Fox for the recipe.
I love that crumble cinnamon topping. This looks so moist and delicious!
Okay…you’re baking for EMMY AWARD NOMINEES. That is insane. In a good way. such a good way. You’re my hero!
ALso, I’m so glad we see eye-to-eye on brunch. I always cringe when one of my friends invites me out for brunch because eating breakfast at 10 or 11? Impossible. now eating lunch and PRETENDING that it’s brunch? that I can do.
Love the sound of this crumb cake!
Of course we see eye-to-eye on brunch, we are soulmates.
Love, love, love this!
Not just any Emmy award nominees – Nickelodeon nominees. The best kind in my mind :)
True! Didn’t want to ruin the surprise for anyone getting the cookies, lol just in case!
I love a good crumb cake and yours looks perfect, Lauren! What a fun and yummy dessert!
Mm, one of my favorite brunch treats! Especially when the ratio of crumbs to cake is as delightful as it is in your pics. :)
Oh wow, it sounds like the business is going super well, I’m so happy for you! I love apple crumble so I’m very keen on the idea of eating it in cake form!
Thank you so much, Kathryn!
I am so happy to hear that things are going well, Lauren! What a blessing, and so deserved. :)
love me a good crumb cake with tons of crumb topping!! so happy for you and everything that’s going on in your life! xo
Thank you, Julie!!
Hands down one of my favorite desserts! Looks fantastic!
So pleased to hear that business is booming Lauren. And with gorgeous cakes like this, I can see why it would be :-)
What a great cake. Too funy – I made one this week too! So yummy.
Congrats for all of your business success right out of the gate. I’m just thrilled for you. And, this cake looks amazing. Love crumb cakes, and this one looks a mile high. It’s a beauty!
Thank you so much, Monica! It really is exciting:-)
I hope your brunch went well today :) I don’t think I say it nearly enough, but I am so, so impressed with you and your business! You are major inspiration, lady!
You are so sweet, Sarah, thank you!
You had me at crumb. This looks incredible!
You have no idea what I would give you for a slice of this right now – maybe an arm and a leg? :)
Just made a recipe very similar for Rhubarb cake. Used sour cream but looks like the same! Yummy!
omnomonom these look awesome
Any chance you still have this recipe? I reposted it and it’s not on Fox any longer. Thanks
You can get the recipe here!