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Creative Thursday: Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake

Welcome to another Creative Thursday! Emily, Shea and I have been joined this month by several wonderful ladies who have all gathered a delicious dessert recipe for you, perfect for your Thanksgiving table!

I will link everyone’s recipe at the bottom of this post.

I personally am very fond of pie, especially pumpkin pie, for Thanksgiving dinner. Several of my children really aren’t that crazy about it however, so I often try to have something a little different for those that don’t want the traditional dessert.

I’ve always been fond of coffee cake for its denseness and the fact that they aren’t normally overly sweet so this particular recipe is a winner for me. I will note that for my large springform cake pan, I double the recipe in order to make it nice and thick.

Crumb Topping

1 1/2 c flour

1/2 c brown sugar

1/4 c sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix together well. Slowly add:

1/2 c butter, melted

1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix with a fork until it’s all mixed together and crumbly. Set aside.


3 medium apples

Peel, core and dice into small pieces.


4 Tbsp butter

1/2 c sugar

Cream together. Then add:

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 c sour cream

Mix well.

Combine the following dry ingredients:

1 c flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined.


In a springform cake pan, spread batter on the bottom of the pan.

Place the diced apples over the batter.

Top with the crumb mixture.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until it tests done.

After cooling slightly, drizzle with Apple Cider Glaze.

Apple Cider Glaze

1/2 c powdered sugar

2 Tbsp Apple cider

For more recipes:

Pumpkin Cupcakes
Pumpkin Roll
Pumpkin Bars

Until next time…

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  1. Tara this looks so yummy! The cake is so pretty you almost hate to cut into it!! The apple cider glaze sounds delicious!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      It is really yummy, Dori. I used Sweet Tango apples and it’s so good.

  2. Tara the cake looks so pretty….too pretty to cut. Thanks for the recipe. Your table looks lovely.

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks Terrie! We definitely cut it! Lol

  3. Oh my goodness! This looks so yummy. Especially that crumbly topping. Will have to give this one a try.

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      It is very yummy! I use the Sweet Tango apples and it’s wonderful. ?

  4. Oh my – this sounds so good! I’m going to be making this very soon. Thanks for sharing on Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      You’ll love it, Penny! It’s very easy and tasty ?

  5. This looks and sounds amazing!! I can’t wait to try this recipe!!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      It’s super yummy! Quite easy to make too and the kids love it.

  6. This looks delicious! It’s beautifully presented, too.

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thank you so much, Michelle. It is delicious and quite simple to make.

  7. Tara,
    Your cake looks so yummy! Congratulations, you are my feature at Thursday Favorite Things.

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly! I really appreciate the feature. Trust me – it is as yummy as it looks: it didn’t last in my house for very long ?

  8. That looks delicious! I love a good coffee cake myself and adding apples and cinnamon just makes it amazing. Pinned.

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thank you! I know you will love it! Nothing better with a hot cup of coffee in my opinion. Thanks for stopping by, friend.

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