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FOR THE CAKE
1 Box of Organic Simply Sweet Vanilla Cake Mix
9 Tbsp butter
5 Tbsp milk
6 Tbsp Greek Yogurt
FOR THE APPLE CRUMB
7 Medium to large apples (We used Macintosh!)
1 ½ Cups Unbleached Wheat Flour
2 Cups Light brown Sugar
1 Cup granulated Sugar
¼ Teaspoon Salt
4 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
2 ½ Teaspoons Nutmeg
½ Cup Butter ( one stick )
½ Cup Apple Cider
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
Powdered Sugar for dusting
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Grease a 9x13 baking pan with baking spray, or use butter and dust with some flour. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl, prepare Foodstirs Simply Sweet Vanilla Cake mix, as per instructions. Pour batter into your baking pan.
Peel and chop three apples and place in blender. Add apple cider to blender and “chop” the apples until they look like apple sauce. Remove from blender and place in a medium bowl.
Add ½ teaspoon of nutmeg, 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, and about 2 Tablespoons of your brown sugar.
Mix by hand with a spoon until incorporated. Mix will turn brown and look dark in color. Set aside.
Peel and coarsely chop your remaining four apples, place in a medium bowl. Add your granulated sugar, remaining brown sugar, salt, remaining nutmeg, vanilla, lemon juice, mix until apples are coated.
Melt your butter and pour over apple mixture. Add flour and mix gently with your hands, creating a “crumb”. Set aside.
Pour your “apple sauce” mixture on top of your cake batter and spread it coating the top of the pan. Add your crumb topping over your cake and applesauce mixture. Spread it evenly until the pan is completely coated.
Bake for 25 -30 mins, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cake cool for 15-30 minutes. Best served warm (15 mins cooling time). Dust with powdered sugar.
Jaclyn is a Registered nurse turned cake artist, mom of twins, and a serious foodie! Jaclyn took time off of nursing to take care of her twins, she started baking for fun, and never looked back! Jaclyn has won several awards for cake decorating, and has been featured on several blogs and websites. She participates annually in cake collaborations,fundraisers, and donates cakes for children with various different illnesses, through an organization called Icing Smiles. Jaclyn's creative cupcakes have also been featured on local blogs, and she was nominated in 2016 for "Best of Westchester" cupcakes. Her favorite part of baking and decorating, is being able to share her passion with her children. "I love that baking allows my family to be creative,and gives my children the opportunity to experience art, math,and science.All while creating family time, and memories. This is why I love the whole concept of Foodstirs!"
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