Streusel topped Apple Crumb Cakes packed with apples & cinnamon are scrumptious! These are a positively delectable way to start your mornings with a smile.
Apple Crumb Cakes
I love making goodies to share with the hubs over coffee on the weekends. On the weekends he comes home I usually spend Friday making some sort of yumminess for us to have while we catch up on the goings-on of the week. There is usually so much to cram in to the short time we have together that we don’t want to spend half the day preparing a big breakfast. So something as quick as a little apple crumb cake is just enough to get us going for the day. In this house full of cinnamon & apple lovers, these never last long. The kids are always clamoring to get in on some of these.
I try to keep a lot of my baking seasonal, meaning that I don’t do summer flavors in January sort of thing. But while these are really a fall type recipe, they are made year round in this house. There are too many in our family that can’t get enough of that great cinnamon & apple goodness to make them wait for only one time of year. So fortunately I can get apples year round. I just can’t get the locally grown ones year round. But the ones in our stores do come from Washington- so it’s almost like we are getting them local. It’s just not 10 minutes away local – more like 30 minutes instead. Which really isn’t bad at all. Keeps everyone happy here.
Apple Crumb Cakes
- 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 small apples diced into small 1/4" pieces
- ½ cup butter -melted & cooled 1 stick
- ½ cup milk
- ⅓ cup molasses
- 1 large egg
- 3 tbsp cold butter cubed
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup confectioners sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line muffin tins (should make 12-15 muffins).
- In mixer bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon - mix.
- In a small bowl mix together the diced apples, the cooled butter, milk, molasses. Add to dry mixture & then add egg - beat until just combined
- Pour into liners filling about 3/4 full.
- In medium bowl combine butter, flour, sugar & cinnamon & stir with a fork or pastry cutter until crumbly.
- Sprinkle on top of muffin batter.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick test is clean.
- Allow to cool 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to completely cool.
- Whisk ingredients together & then drizzle over each muffin.
- Store muffins in airtight container in refrigerator due to dairy in the glaze.
- Microwave for 10-15 seconds to bring to a room temperature before serving.
I’m telling you, these are the perfect little treat to start your day off with a smile.
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