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Apple Crumb Cakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Crumb Cakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 18

Ingredients

Cake batter

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick cold butter cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple peeled and finely diced
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla

Streusel Topping

  • 1 cup purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped pecans optional - to sprinkle over streusel

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cupcake tins with paper liners or grease each tin.

Streusel Directions

  • Add the flour,salt,brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add the cold cubed butter to the bowl. Using a pastry blender, work the butter into the dry ingredients together until you have coarse crumbs. Set aside.

Cake batter directions

  • Combine flour,sugar,salt,baking powder,baking soda,and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, work the butter into the dry ingredients until you have coarse crumbs.
  • Using an electric mixer on low speed, add the sour cream,vanilla and beaten egg. Mix together until the ingredients are just incorporated and batter is smooth. Add the diced apples, stir into the batter until just incorporated.
  • Fill muffin tins halfway full with batter. Press the streusel into clumps and sprinkle over batter. (it may look like you have more topping than you need , just keep adding it). Sprinkle chopped pecans over streusel,if desired.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking.