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Apple Crumb Kuchen

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Cake

Ingredients

Topping

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter chilled and cubed

Apples

  • 1 ½ pounds apples peeled and sliced
  • 1 splash of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cake

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounce sour cream regular or light

Caramel

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon half and half
  • ¼ teaspoon fleur de sel or coarse salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 350F°.  Grease and lightly dust a 9” x 13” cake pan with flour, tapping off any excess.  Set aside.

Topping

  • In a small bowl combine flour, brown sugar and butter and mix together with a pastry blender or fork until butter is the size of peas.  Set aside.

Apples

  • In a small bowl combine apple slices with a splash of lemon juice.  Toss with sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

Cake

  • In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer cream butter and sugar on low speed.  Stir in eggs one at a time.  Add in vanilla.  Gradually add in flour mixture, alternating with some of the sour cream until all blended.
  • Pour into prepared cake pan.  Stick apples lightly into top of dough.  Sprinkle with crumb topping.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes until it pulls away from the side of the pan.
  • Cool on rack.

Caramel

  • In a medium saucepan combine butter, brown sugar and half and half.  Stir occasionally over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.  Bring to a boil and stir frequently for 2-3 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in salt.
  • Use to drizzle on top of cake when serving.