• Prep Time
    15 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    15 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 9
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    Apple Crumb Cake with Dulce de Leche

    Cuca de Maçã is a coffee cake very popular in Southern Brazil, a variation of the German Apfel Streuselkuchen. It's made with a shortening-based dough, covered with apples, and topped with a sweet crumb topping. This mild cake can be unconventionally served with caramel sauce or dulce de leche, which of course, we recommend. 


    Ingredients
    For the Batter
    2
    cups
    all-purpose flour, sifted
    3/4
    cup
    white sugar
    2
    teaspoons
    baking powder
    *
    salt
    1
    tablespoon
    shortening, melted
    3
    tablespoons
    unsalted butter, melted
    1
    large egg, at room temperature
    1
    cup
    heavy cream
    1
    tablespoon
    pure vanilla extract
    3
    medium tart baking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
    For the Topping
    1/4
    cup
    all-purpose flour
    2
    tablespoons
    sugar
    1/2
    teaspoon
    ground cinnamon
    1 1/2
    tablespoons
    cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
    1/2
    tablespoon
    heavy whipping cream
    1
    teaspoon
    pure vanilla extract
    Directions
    Preheat oven to 350°F (about 177° C). Grease bottom and side of a 8 x 8-inch baking pan. Set aside.
    First, make the streusel topping. Combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl; cut in butter with a fork until obtaining fine crumbs. Add heavy cream and vanilla, mixing well with a fork until crumbs form (the cream will add moisture to the streusel). Set aside at room temperature so that the vanilla will infuse the streusel with flavor.
    In a medium bowl, combine together the sifted flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour in and then mix both the melted shortening and butter with a fork until obtaining fine crumbs.
    In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, cream, and vanilla. Add to crumb mixture, tossing gently with a fork or by hand until mixture forms a ball. Press dough in an even layer into the prepared baking pan. Arrange apple slices on top of crust and then sprinkle the reserved streusel evenly over apple slices.
    Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool on a rack and slice into squares. Serve apple crumb cake plain (the traditional manner) or warm and drizzled with either caramel sauce or dulce de leche sauce and accompanied by a scoop of ice cream.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 9
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