A few weeks ago, I had brunch with my two best friends. We’ve known each other since we were 2 years old and we consider each other sisters. We’ve been through everything together, from making mud pies, having sleep-overs, road trips, graduation, weddings. You name it, we’ve probably done it together. And we tell each other everything. So when we get together, our visits usually last hours. And since everyone is busy with work or their babies, our get-together’s aren’t as frequent as they used to be. So when they do happen, we talk for hours and I wish the day would never end.
So when Laura invited us over for brunch, I was elated. She said I didn’t need to bring anything, but how the hell could I, of all people, show up empty handed? Yeah, not gonna happen! I whipped up this crumb cake that I had been eyeing in my newest cookbook. It was incredibly simple to make, and everyone was quite impressed with it. The girls kept picking at the crumb topping even before we sat down to eat.
The cake has a perfect, moist crumb which is slightly on the dense side. The sweet surprise filling of apples and walnuts is a welcomed fresh and crunchy addition. Being a huge fan of crumbles, I thought the walnut topping was the best part. And to make it better, the crumble topping is also used for the filling. I’ve made this cake twice since our brunch date because I love it so much! It makes a great addition to your brunch selections, and goes great with tea and coffee. And because it has apples, I can justify eating it for breakfast until the whole cake is gone.