Vanilla Crumb Cake w/ Apple Walnut Coffee topping
Crumb Topping
Apple, walnut, coffee topping
  1. *Cake and Crumb topping- Preheat oven to directions on Cake Box – Mix cake according to package, pour into a greased 13 X 9 cake pan, set aside – In a small bowl add all the ingredients for the crumb topping (listed above) and use a fork to smash and mix them till they turn into crumbs. – Sprinkle crumb topping over cake batter. – Bake according to package + 5 minutes, or until and inserted tooth pick comes out clean. – Let cool. * Apple, Walnut, Coffee topping- (While the cake is baking, prepare this topping) – Wash, peel, core, and cut apple into small chunks – In a Medium sized, deep, frying pan turn heat to medium high and allow it to get hot. – Once pan is hot add 1 Tbsp. of butter and apples ( you may need an additional Tbsp. of butter around 5 minutes of cooking the apples) , use a wooden spoon to stir them around. Cook apples for about 10 minutes or until soft. – Once the apples have softened, add another 1 Tbsp. of butter and the walnuts, toss them around with the apples. Cook just enough for the walnuts to get get slightly brown (about 1 minute). – Add coffee, brown sugar and cinnamon at the same time; use a wooden spoon to stir. Allow the mixture to come to a slight boil and let it boil for about 5 minutes (remember it is just a slight boil). Once the mixture looks more like syrup. Turn the heat off and take the pan off the burner, set it aside (either on a back burner that was not used or safety to the back of the counter on a pot holder). *Final Assembly- – Once the cake has cooled, gently poke evenly with a fork. (You don’t want to go crazy making the holes or your cake will come apart.) – Pour the Apple, walnut, coffee topping evenly over the cake. ( sometimes you may need to get a spoon and gently move the apples and walnuts on the cake so they are evenly distributed.) – Good warmed up and served with Ice Cream! =)