“From the Washington Post. Can be covered and stored for 1-2 days at room temperature. Can be wrapped well and frozen for up to 2 months. Bring to room temperature before serving.”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the apples: Peel and core the apples and cut into 1/2 inch dice. Toss them in a large bowl with the lemon juice and orange juice concentrate until they are evenly coated, then add the cinnamon and sugar, tossing until well incorporated.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saute pan or skillet over medium heat. Add the apple mixture; increase the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, until the apples begin to caramelize yet are not too soft. Remove them from the ehat and let them cool. (If the apples have released a lot of liquid, use a slotted spoon to transfer them to a bowl, then boil the pan juices to reduce them until they are thick and syrupy. Combine with apples to cool.).
  3. For the topping: Combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Use 2 forks, a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the dry mixture, forming a crumbly topping. Set aside.
  4. For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch pan with a little butter.
  5. Combine the butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium-high speed and beat for 2 minutes, until well incorporated. Reduce the speed to add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and mix for about 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  6. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar in a separate bowl. Reduce the mixer to low and alternate additions of the flour mixture and buttermilk to the batter, beginning and ending with the dry mixture. Mix just until combined, being careful to not overmix. Transfer to the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and spread the caramelized apple mixture in a single layer over the entire cake layer. Then sprinkle half of the topping over the apples. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325 degrees.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and sprinkle the remaining topping evenly over the cake. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool before slicing.

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