Cinnamon Toast Crunch Apple Crumb Cake

Who doesn’t love Cinnamon Toast Crunch? Seriously, if you don’t like it please leave my blog immediately and never come back.

This past weekend I went apple picking at Wilkens Farm right outside of NYC (see this post to read more about it) and came home with 10 pounds of apples. I’ve wanted¬†to bake something with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal for a while and this seemed like a great combination.

This is an adaptation of a recipe on Food Network and it.is.amazing. The cake is really moist and the cereal compliments the apple in the cake perfectly. Enjoy ūüôā

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 1 stick plus 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped apples

Crumble Topping:

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room¬†temperature

Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease a 13×9 inch glass baking pan with 1 tablespoon of butter
  3. With a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in each egg slowly. Add in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Mix well.
  4. Add in the sour cream and vanilla. Mix.  Slowly add in the apples with the mixer at a low-speed.
  5. Pour into the baking dish.
  6. To make the crumble: Combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, butter and half of the cereal in a small bowl. Mix until it resembles coarse crumbs.  Spread evenly over the cake batter in the baking dish.  Sprinkle the rest of the cereal over the top.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes.
  8. For the glaze: Combine sugar, vanilla and warm water in a bowl.  Mix until smooth.  Drizzle over cake.
  9. Let cool for at least 40 minutes.
  10. ENJOY!

Apple Picking…near NYC!

Let me begin this post by saying that I live in Manhattan, so, rarely do I see trees or dirt or anything really besides concrete.

Will the summer coming to an end, I wanted to do something to enjoy the beginning of a new season.  Wilkens Farm is about 45 minutes outside of the city (by train) and is a GREAT family owned fruit farm. There were both Gala and Macintosh apples available to pick, a cute hayride to the orchard and a great little bakery on site.

I really enjoyed my day at the farm and the change of pace from crazy city life.  Also, the apples were AMAZING. You can definitely tell the difference between these farm fresh ones and the waxy ones at the grocery stores.  If you live around NYC this is a trip worth taking.  You can find more information here at their website..happy apple picking!