Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

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Moist, flavorful cake full of apple chunks topped with a thick layer of buttery crumb topping.  The perfect breakfast or brunch treat!

Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

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.

Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

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).

Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

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.

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Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

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29 Responses to “Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake”

  1. Cassie May 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    I love that crumble cinnamon topping. This looks so moist and delicious!

  2. Joanne May 11, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    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!

    • admin May 13, 2012 at 7:23 am #

      Of course we see eye-to-eye on brunch, we are soulmates.

  3. Rachel Cooks May 11, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    Love, love, love this!

  4. Jessica May 11, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Not just any Emmy award nominees – Nickelodeon nominees. The best kind in my mind :)

    • admin May 11, 2012 at 10:53 am #

      True! Didn’t want to ruin the surprise for anyone getting the cookies, lol just in case!

  5. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 11, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    I love a good crumb cake and yours looks perfect, Lauren! What a fun and yummy dessert!

  6. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray May 11, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    Mm, one of my favorite brunch treats! Especially when the ratio of crumbs to cake is as delightful as it is in your pics. :)

  7. Kathryn May 11, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    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!

    • admin May 13, 2012 at 7:23 am #

      Thank you so much, Kathryn!

  8. Madison @ Espresso and Cream May 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    I am so happy to hear that things are going well, Lauren! What a blessing, and so deserved. :)

    • admin May 13, 2012 at 7:24 am #

      Thanks, Madison!!!

  9. Julie @ Table for Two May 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    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

    • admin May 13, 2012 at 7:24 am #

      Thank you, Julie!!

  10. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry May 11, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Hands down one of my favorite desserts! Looks fantastic!

  11. thelittleloaf May 12, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    So pleased to hear that business is booming Lauren. And with gorgeous cakes like this, I can see why it would be :-)

  12. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust May 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    What a great cake. Too funy – I made one this week too! So yummy.

  13. Monica @ The Yummy Life May 13, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    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!

    • admin May 14, 2012 at 7:28 am #

      Thank you so much, Monica! It really is exciting:-)

  14. Baking Serendipity May 14, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    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!

    • admin May 14, 2012 at 7:28 am #

      You are so sweet, Sarah, thank you!

  15. Tessa May 14, 2012 at 12:54 am #

    You had me at crumb. This looks incredible!

  16. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 14, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    You have no idea what I would give you for a slice of this right now – maybe an arm and a leg? :)

  17. Linda May 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Just made a recipe very similar for Rhubarb cake. Used sour cream but looks like the same! Yummy!

  18. Meg May 16, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    omnomonom these look awesome


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