Wassail Crumble Cake – apple and orange spice cake with an orange cinnamon crumble and an orange glaze.
Happy Monday, friends! My apologies for skipping the last couple Mondays of new recipes! Life was a little bananas with Pinners Conference and getting things ready for holidays sales over on Shop.CakebyCourtney.com. (Which, by the way, is going to be really good!)
Now that Pinners is over, the only thing I’m thinking about are holiday desserts!
With Thanksgiving just over a week away, I’m planning on making my Sweet Potato Cake. I thought about coming up with something new, but time is just escaping me too quickly right now and that cake is one of my all-time favorite Thanksgiving desserts, so I’m sticking with an oldie this year!
Easy Christmas Dessert
But when it comes to Christmas desserts and Christmas cakes, I’m getting started right now!
Wassail Crumble Cake
To kick off my new Christmas cakes, today I’m sharing my new Wassail Crumble Cake. This cake uses my Apple Cider Donut Cake (with orange zest) as a base, and then I’ve added crumble and glaze toppings.
Have you made the Apple Cider Donut Cake yet? It’s one of my favorite cakes from the entire year and it’s so easy!
If you’ve made that one, I don’t think I’ll need to do much convincing about how delicious and moist this new Wassail Crumble Cake is!
I’ve added a good amount of orange zest to the cake batter and divided it into two 9″x5″ cake loafs – one for you and one to share with a friend!
On top of each loaf, I added the most delicious orange cinnamon crumble (you’ll find a similar one with my French Apple Pie Cake) and a little orange glaze made with powdered sugar, orange zest and orange juice.
Tips for Making This Wassail Crumble Cake
- This recipe works for two 9″x5″ cake loafs. I use these pans.
- If you only want one loaf, just split the recipe in half and bake for a little less time.
- To make cupcakes, you’ll want to reduce the baking time and temperature. Start with 325 degrees F and about 15 to 18 minutes baking time.
- With a little cinnamon buttercream, this cake could be really fun as a Christmas cake pop too!
- To make sure your cake rises evenly, check out my post about how to bake cakes that don’t sink.
- And to make sure you bake moist cakes everytime, check out THIS post!