Tuesday, December 21, 2010

TWD: Nutmeg Crumb Cake




Jill of Jill’s Blog chose Cardamom Crumb Cake, on page 38, for this week's TWD bake-along. However, I made mine with Nutmeg instead and threw in a handful of chopped apples for good measure.

It was a nice change from cinnamon crumb cake which is a much loved classic around here. My favorite part of this cake was the orange. It brought the deliciousness to a new, zesty level. I might even add more zest next time! The unusual combination of spice, coffee, walnuts, vanilla and orange zest is unexpectedly amazing. The cake texture is smooth as well as moist to perfectly contrast the walnut-crunched topping. Yum!

13 comments:

Judy said...

Nutmeg sounds like a good substitute. I loved the flavor combination of this cake.

Karen said...

mmm looks delicious! I am sure the apple was fantastic in this!

HollyL said...

Yum.. Yum.. Yum!!

Sweet and Savory said...

Lookin' good. Love you addition.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Yummy subs! I just love cinnamon crumb cake; I bet nutmeg was amazing! :)

Danielle said...

The apples sound like a good addition(: I love the sprinkle of sugar on top!

Jessica said...

Looks delicious! Apples? Love. Nutmeg? Love. Well done!

Jennifurla said...

Great additions, epsecially for the holidays. I love the top of it the most.

spike. said...

looks great--I like your version

jillbert said...

Your version sounds and looks so good! Nutmeg and apples, plus the orange zest and nuts - yum!

Thanks for baking with me this week!

TeaLady said...

Apples would be perfect with this, especially with the walnuts.

Now it is definitely good for breakfast.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Oooo I have to print this one! I can't wait to try it!

Laura

The Cooking Photographer said...

Noooo... It's a Tuesday with Dorie! Now I have to go hunt it down lol. Oh well.

Maybe someday I'll give up and join.

L