This is a very basic everyday cake I’ve been making a lot lately. Just a good simple apple crumb coffee cake. I drizzle it with the caramel sauce (or dulce de leche), but it doesn’t have to be – it’s good on its own. And, I want to clarify right away: there is no coffee in this cake (or any other coffee cake). You’ll be surprised how many people think there is coffee in a “coffee cake” & some even avoid coffee cake recipes because of that! This cake is just meant to be served with a cup of coffee or tea. And, I am not even a coffee drinker (I quit drinking coffee 6 years ago), so I should call this cake a “tea cake” or, even more accurate, a “water cake”, since I usually drink just water with my desserts.
This cake has a lot of “crumb” on top, which makes it very special and delicious. It also has lots of apples, which makes the cake very moist longer, and keeps this cake as fresh and moist a week later as on the first day!
If you’re looking for a simple and easy-to-make dessert – this cake is for you! And, it’s so yummy and light, it will start disappearing really fast from your counter!