Monday, November 15, 2010
Apple-Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake
So many cakes, so little time, in Rose's Heavenly Cakes. Each free choice week with the Heavenly Cake Bakers leaves me in such a quandary. Reading from the list of cakes I've yet to make, it is difficult to choose. Each one sounds as good as the next. The family is still clamoring for the infamous Bostini but I was on chocolate overload after attending an incredible seminar given by Ginger Elizabeth, Dark vs Dark Chocolate Tasting. Not only was it educational in all things chocolate, but if there is such a thing as chocolate nirvana, that was it. Ginger just won a very prestigious top ten chocolate ranking but I can't read my own note writing, so enraptured with tasting her Creme Fraiche truffle. For a finale, she passed around her Truffle Cookies, then generously gave out the recipe.
This simple apple cake was the perfect counterbalance for a day of chocolate nibbling.
I made more mistakes with this easy little cake than I have in quite awhile. I divided the batter into the pan wrong. I found a leftover half cup of crumb topping. And literally, to top it off, I put the crumb topping on too soon. No matter. It turned out deliciously. Lovely cake for this time of year.