Apple Cake with Maple Glaze

This maple apple loaf cake is made from a spiced cake filled with tart apple chunks, topped with a crunchy walnut crumble and maple glaze.

Make the brown butter. Cool to a softened butter texture. Line a 9x5 pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C).

Step 1:  

Make the crumble topping. Work in the cubes of butter until the mixture comes together into coarse pieces of sand, with some larger pieces mixed in. Set the bowl in the fridge to chill while preparing the apple cake.

Step 2:  

Whisk the flours, baking powder, baking soda, chai or pumpkin spice and salt together until well combined.

Step 3:  

Beat the softened brown butter and sugar until well combined. On low, beat in the eggs, vanilla and maple extracts. Mix in dry ingredients to the wet alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in chopped apples. 

Step 4:  

Scoop the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Top with the walnut crumble. Bake for 55-65 minutes total. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes. While the cake cools make the maple glaze.

Step 5:  

Make the maple glaze: Sift powdered sugar directly into the bowl with the warm brown butter. Add maple syrup by the tablespoon (15 ml), as needed to create the glaze consistency you want.

Step 6:  

Pour the warm brown butter maple glaze on the apple loaf cake while it is still in the warm pan. Remove the cake from the pan, slice and enjoy!

Step 7:  

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