Apple Cider Crumb Cake is an outstanding Fall dessert. A moist, tender, flavorful crumb cake is spiced with real apple cider, cinnamon, and other warm Fall flavors. This simple, one bowl cake is perfect for brunch, Thanksgiving, or just to enjoy by yourself!
For The Cake:
For The Cinnamon Swirl:
For The Crumb Topping:
Pour apple cider into a medium sized pot and set over medium heat. Bring the cider to a boil, then continue boiling until it's reduced down to 120g (1/2 cup). Swirl or stir occasionally to prevent burning. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or spray it lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together until well combined.
To the dry ingredients, add the melted, cooled butter, vanilla extract, eggs, room temperature, reduced apple cider, and milk. Mix until just combined and no traces of flour remain.
Now, in a separate small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the cinnamon swirl- the brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and allspice.
Pour half of the cake batter into the prepared pan, top with the cinnamon sugar swirl, then pour the remaining batter on top and use an offset spatula to spread it into an even layer.
Next, in a clean mixing bowl, stir together the ingredients for the crumb topping- the flour, sugar, cinnamon, melted butter, and salt. The mixture should resemble wet sand.
Use your hands to distribute the topping evenly over the top of the cake, then bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Carefully remove the apple cider crumb cake from the oven and allow it to cool completely before slicing and serving.
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