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18 Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes! Plus new: Apple Crumb Cakes with Cardamom and Ginger


Apple season is here – and these cakes are divine!
Enjoy for dessert, a snack or for the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah

A delicious cake with a bit of honey, these cakes are layered with
sliced apples and a crumb topping
Just the right hint of cardamom and ginger sets these cakes apart!

I really do love anything apple!
This season there are many varieties to choose from, and I’m always recommending visiting a local farmers’ market or an apple farm and try a variety new to you.

Varieties I love include Macoun (my favorite eating apple), Honeycrisp, Ginger Gold, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Jonagold, McIntosh, Rome and Zestar (in today’s recipe.)

These crumb cakes are absolutely delicious!
A quick batter with sliced apples on top and loaded with a crumb topping.
I’m obsessed with the ground Cardamom in the cakes and minced Crysltalized Ginger in the topping. The flavor of cardamom is intoxicating… just use a little and will perfume the cakes perfectly.
Cardamom has a zesty citrus flavor that is sweet and spicy.
Here, ground Cardamom uses its seeds, while whole green cardamom pods, native to India are used in many savory dishes.

Ginger pairs very well with apples, use just enough to blossom its flavor as not to overwhelm.

Here I found “Zestar” apples which have a nice sweet essence and are medium-firm.
Flavor-notes: tastes sweet and tangy, with accents of brown sugar, and is known for its unique flavor.

Local Zestar Apples

I made these Crumb Cakes in jumbo muffin tins – each has a one cup capacity. I like the idea of having an individual cake, with crispy edges.
Cut them in half when serving and dust with confectioner’s sugar if you like.

I’m obsessed with Coconut Whipped Cream!!
I rarely have heavy cream in the fridge… but I always have a can of coconut milk! To make – refrigerate the can overnight – take out 4 tablespoons of the thick coconut cream (will seperate from the coconut water) whisk with confectioner’s sugar and some natural vanilla. So easy!! (see recipe.)

Recipe make 5, 4 inch tall cakes ~ serves 10
Apple Slices and Crumb Topping bakes on top of the batter
Ready to pop in the oven
Just out of the oven… oh that heavenly smell!
Serve with my Coconut Whipped Cream

See my favorite Apple Recipes… some Sweet, some Savory:

Baked Applesauce Donuts with Brown Butter Caramel Maple Glaze
Fall Salad with Chèvre and Apples

Baked Applesauce Donuts with Brown Butter Caramel Maple Glaze
Applesauce Linzer Bars (Gluten-Free Variation as well)
Caramelized Apples and Caramel Drizzle
Amazing Caramelized Apple Cake – Gluten Free and Dairy Free
Caramelized Apple Deep Dish Cheesecake Pie Apple Raspberry Crisp
Karen’s Fall Apple Cake with Streusel and Caramelized Apples

Fall Salad with Chèvre and Apples
Karen’s Mac n Cheese with Butternut Squash and Apples
Simply Delicious Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Celery Root
Karen’s Homemade Applesauce – Perfect for Applesauce Linzer Bars
Kabocha Squash Soup with Apples and Cashew Crema – Vegan
Waldorf Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash, Kale and Apples
Asparagus, Apple, Black Bean and Goat Cheese Taquitos
Chicken Etouffee with Butternut Squash and Apples
Spiced Grilled Chicken Open-Faced Sandwich Topped with Gruyere Fondue and Butternut Squash & Apple Jelly
Butternut Squash & Apple Jelly



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