Classic crumb cake with an autumn twist! This sweet Apple Butterscotch Crumb Cake is loaded with apples, then drizzled with homemade butterscotch sauce that you're going to want to put on everything!
In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Pour the melted butter over the flour mixture, then toss with a fork or rubber spatula until large crumbs form. Add diced apples and toss. Refrigerate.
Butterscotch Apple Topping
Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan set over medium heat. Whisk in the sugar, cream, and salt, until well blended. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
Allow to cool to room temperature, then combine sliced apples, cinnamon, and a generous drizzle of butterscotch in a bowl. Toss and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly brush a 9" square baking pan with butter and dust with flour. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
In a second bowl, cream the butter and sugar 3-4 minutes until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated. Add vanilla and mix well. Mix in 1/2 of the flour mixture, then the buttermilk, then the remaining flour mixture, until just blended. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan, and bake for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, remove cake from oven and spread on the butterscotch apple topping. Top evenly with the crumb topping.
Cover cake with foil, return to oven and continue to bake for 30-35 additional minutes. Remove foil, and continue to bake 10-20 more minutes until cake is firm to the touch, and a toothpick inserted comes out dry.
Cool for 30 minutes, then remove cake from pan and finish cooling. When ready to serve, drizzle with more butterscotch sauce.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 390kcal Calories from fat 164|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 18g||28%|
|Saturated Fat 11g||55%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|