Last weekend, my folks invited us for a lavish Bengali spread which consisted of 9 yummy dishes!! They went overboard as usual. I told them that I would bring dessert. My parents love apple pie. But, I did not have the energy to make a pie crust. I checked a couple of recipes online and zeroed on an Apple Crumb Cake by Purple Foodie. This is the first time I was trying a cake recipe with yoghurt in it. The results were simply marvellous. The scent of apple and cinnamon enveloped the whole house while this cake was baking. The cake was super moist and went well with the crunchy top I think this recipe is perfect! You cannot go wrong with it. You’ve got to bake this.
Here is the recipe as it appears on Purple Foodie:
Apple Crumb Cake
Adapted from: Baking from my home to yours
Yeild: 6 servings
5 tbsp butter, cold
¼ cup sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ cup flour
¼ tsp salt
½ cup walnut, chopped
For the cake:
1 large apple, peeled, cored and diced
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon, ground
2/3 cup sugar
8 tbsp butter (100g)
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup yoghurt
Making the crumb topping:
Mix together all the ingredients except the walnuts. You could do this either manually (using a fork or a pastry blender) or pulse it in a food processor. Next, stir in the nuts. Refigerate until needed.
Making the cake:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C. Butter an 8 inch square or circular pan.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- In a large bowl, beat the sugar and the butter with a hand mixer until light and airy, about 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating for a minute after each addition.
- Reduce the speed now and add the flour in 3 parts and yoghurt in 2 parts alternately; starting and ending with flour.
- You will have a very thick batter. Stir in the chopped apples.
- Transfer the batter in the buttered pan and even out the top with a spatula.
- Get the crumb topping out of the fridge and break it apart using a fork. Then sprinkle it over the batter.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the crumbs are golden and a skewer comes out clean.