Caramel Apple Crumb Cake

My Caramel Apple Crumb Cake is made with a fluffy layer of spice cake, a layer of caramelized cinnamon apples, and a generous amount of crumb topping. Finish it off with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce for true fall bliss!

For the Salted Caramel Sauce

1 cup granulated sugar
6 tbsp salted butter, cubed 85 grams
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp heavy cream
pinch of flaky sea salt
For the Caramelized Apples
3 tbsp salted butter 42 grams
2 large apples, sliced into 1/2″ slices honeycrisp or golden delicious work well

3 tbsp brown sugar 40 grams
3/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of salt
For the Cake
1/4 cup salted butter, softened at room temperature 4 tbsp or 57 grams
1/2 cup granulated sugar 105 grams
1/4 cup brown sugar 53 grams

1 large egg, at room temperature
1/3 cup milk, at room temperature 80 mL
3 tbsp full fat sour cream, at room temperature 45 grams
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 173 grams
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of allspice
pinch of ground cloves
3 tbsp brown sugar, packed – for the cinnamon sugar layer 40 grams
1 tbsp cinnamon – for the cinnamon sugar layer
For the Crumb Layer
1/2 cup salted butter 1 stick or 113 grams
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 106 grams
3 tbsp granulated sugar 38 grams
1 and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 173 grams
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

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