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Apple Crumble Cake

This recipe was originally for shortbread bars but I decided to make it into more of a cake. Totally delicious and easy! Great for pot lucks or the next time you have company for dinner. It would be delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, if you go for that sort of thing. YUM

You will need a food processor for this recipe if you do it the way I did.

Apple Crumble Cake

For Cake:
2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 TBS cold butter
1 egg (cold)
1/4 cup cold water (more or less)

For apple topping:
5 apples of your choice, pealed and sliced into thin pieces (I used a mixture of pink lady and gravenstein)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup turbinado *raw* sugar (if you don’t have this, just use more white)
2 tsp of cinnamon, divided
Dash of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 glass pan.

2. In your food processor combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pulse several times to combine. Cut in 4 TBS of cold butter and pulse until the butter has disappeared into the flour (you may see small pieces), about 7-8 pulses.
3. Add egg to flour mixture and continue to pulse, slowly pouring in water until your mixture creates a VERY thick batter. Do not over pulse.
4. Spread batter into the bottom of your pan with a spatula. It will be thick. Tap the pan on your counter top to make sure there are no air bubbles.
5. Evenly layer apples on top of batter, pressing in slightly to make sure they are secure. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of cinnamon evenly.
6. Rinse out the food processor bowl and blade. Dry thoroughly. Place butter, sugars, and remaining cinnamon and pulse until it creates a crumbly mixture. Spread evenly over apples.
7. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes. Halfway through remove from oven and with a big spoon press down on the apples lightly to distribute the juices over the cake. Replace in oven and bake until golden brown and bubbly.



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