Moist and Fluffy Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

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Start your day with a slice of this Moist and Fluffy Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake recipe. You’ll notice underneath that crumbly cinnamon streusel topping lies a beautifully textured moist and fluffy almost like pound cake textured apple bread. You’ll fall in love with how delicately it is infused with apple flavor and the warm spices that are usually used in apple pies. When it comes to apple treats, it always seems like cooked apples are something that grandma would highly recommend or approve. Gooey baked apples are most definitely a traditional way of incorporating them in desserts. This recipe is also a great make-ahead treat that freezes well and delightful for brunch, picnic, potluck or just about any occasion. Just remember when you freeze the cake, make sure to wrap it tightly and at the time of serving freshly made glaze is a must. If you want you can add pecans or walnuts to this bread to increase the flavor a bit more that’s a good idea as well. Whether you eat this cake on its own or served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it will be a great treat for everyone. This recipe is excellent if you want to add other fruits like mixed berries along with apple pieces.

Apples are packed with nutrition that is very high in vitamin B6, and C. They are also great in fiber and include zero saturated fats or cholesterol. With all the health benefits that come from the nutrition in apples, it is hard not to use them in baking desserts. The best was to bake quick and easy apple desserts is to take advantage of them when apples are in season. Not only are seasonal apples budget friendly, but also the fact that these are in season makes the nutrition in apples much more easily available to us. Canned apples contain unwanted preservatives in them, and they are usually drowned in a sugary syrup to retain their sweetness and freshness. Plus, there is something very gratifying to your senses when you have to prep and peel fresh apples and wait with all the sweet anticipation. Of course, the extra effort of prepping is not fun, but it is a healthy practice compared to using canned apples any day.

You can also use this recipe towards making cupcakes or healthy breakfast muffins if you substitute the regular flour with healthier alternatives like oat or gluten-free flour. For protein, you can add a layer of peanut butter on top of the muffins if you want. If you’re can handle a bit more daring flavors, you can add to this recipe a spoonful of fresh orange or lemon zest. Adding a sweet citrus touch of flavour to muffins is healthier than you would think because of the antioxidant properties that are present in citrus fruits. Along with cinnamon and nutmeg, you could also add pumpkin pie spice to the cake to intensify the depth in its taste. Always use fresh spices for obtaining the maximum taste and flavors in the desserts. Do not use if your spices have been sitting on your shelf for a long time because spices tend to lose their aroma if unused over a period.

Thank you to Kristin at The Cookin Chicks food blog for sharing this classic Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake recipe with us. Do visit Kristin’s blog for more quick and easy apple desserts or other fun and easy baking recipes. This apple cake recipe is homemade, and you can tell that because it's comforting with the warm flavours of cooked apples and spices. Enjoy!

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