Cranberry Applesauce Crumb Cake Recipe

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Cranberry Applesauce Crumb Cake

Cathy Gillespie

By
@circlemoon8

Great on holiday mornings.


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Serves:

12

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FRUIT SAUCE:

1/2 c
chunky applesauce
12 oz
fresh cranberries
3/4 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
cinnamon

TOPPING:

1/3 c
flour
2/3 c
light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 stick
unsalted butter, room temp

CAKE:

1 1/2 stick
unsalted butter
1 c
sugar
2
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla
2 2/3 c
all purpose flour
3 tsp
baking powder
1 Tbsp
salt
1 c
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven 350. Lightly butter and flour 13x9 baking pan.
2
Prepare fruit sauce: Combine the applesauce, cranberries, sugar and cinnamon in a saucepan; bring to a simmer over med-hi heat. Simmer, stirring frequently, just until the cranberries begin to pop open, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
3
Prepare topping: In a mixing bowl, stir the flour with the brown sugar. Using your fingertips or the tines of a fork, quickly work in the butter to form coarse crumbs. Set aside.
4
Prepare cake batter: In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together with mixer on high until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Stir in the vanilla.
5
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add this to the creamed mixture in batches, alternating with the milk and blend until smooth.
6
Spread the batter in prepared pan, and spread the cooled cranberry applesauce evenly on top. Sprinkle with the topping; bake until it is bubbling hot and crisp, 40-45 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and cool completely in the pan. Shortly before serving, cut into squares.

Unused cake, wrap and refrigerate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American