Funfetti Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Crumb Topping

Ingredients

1 box Funfetti cake mix
3 apples, peeled & diced
1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
1 3/4 stick butter, divided
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
3/4 cup water
1 1/4 cup brown sugar, divided
pinch salt
3 eggs
3/4 cup flour

Preparation

1
Oven at 350 degrees.
2
Lets start with the sautéed cinnamon apples. In a pan stir together the apples, 1/2 stick butter, 1 Tbsp cinnamon, vanilla, orange juice, nutmeg, 1/4 cup brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Cook on medium until the apples have started to soften. About 5 minutes. Stir in the water and let it simmer for another 5 minutes, the liquid part will have thickened slightly. Allow the mixture to cool completely.
3
While the apples are cooling you can go ahead and start putting together the brown sugar crumb topping. This isn't a very crumbly topping, it has a slightly gooeyness too it and its fabulous! Into a food processor pulse the flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 1/4 stick softened butter and 2 tsp cinnamon. The consistency you are looking for is somewhere between crumbly and sticky (boy do I hope that makes sense to you). Lets be honest, either way it will taste delish, the texture may differ slightly, no big deal!
4
Now for the cake. In a bowl, add the Funfetti cake mix, eggs and the cooled apple mixture. Mix until well combined. Pour the cake into a buttered 8x8 pan. Top with the crumble and bake for 35-45 minutes.
5
The crumble topping will be slightly browned and a toothpick should come out clean when poked through. Once the cake is cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

 



About

I know, you're thinking what, Funfetti Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Topping?!?!? So where in the world did I come up with this one??

Well, as you may know I have an addiction to Pinterest and all over the site are these fun things done with boxed cake mix. So, I wanted to think of something to do with Funfetti and maybe a hint of Fall in there!

I ran through tons of ideas and heres what I came up, and it came out great... Funfetti box mix with sautéed cinnamon apples with a fantastic brown sugar crumb topping!!

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Monday, September 3, 2012 - 5:52pm

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