Apple-Molasses Crumb CakeRecipe Index: Desserts > Cakes
2-1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup molasses
3/4 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1-1/2 cups chopped tart apple
1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13-inch by 9-inch baking pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, brown sugar, and granulated sugar; mix well. Remove 1/4 cup of mixture; set aside for topping.
To the remainder, add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, oil, egg, baking soda, baking powder, molasses, buttermilk, and apple. Mix well. Pour into baking dish.
To the reserved 1/4 cup topping, add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, oatmeal, and nuts. Stir to combine; sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake 30 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Breakfast or dessert? This cake serves either purpose equally well.