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Apple Spiced Oat Cake with a Tahini Maple Crumble

A dreamy tender apple cake, with all the fall spices and a tahini maple crumble for a little something extra. It is what fall dreams are made of.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

Apple Spiced Oat Cake

  • 1 stick unsalted butter (0.5 cups),  at room temperature
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup quick oats, ground (use a food processor or blender)
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk, 1%, 2% or whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp clove
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples (~2 cups), shredded
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Tahini Maple Crumble

  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, any variety works
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
  • pinch of nutmeg (~half of 1/8 tsp)
  • pinch of cloves (~half of 1/8 tsp)

Instructions
 

Apple Spiced Oat Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350F°
  • Line the base of a 10 inch springform cake tin with parchment paper and grease the sides with some butter
  • With the "S" blade attachment on your food processor or in your blender grind up the oats.
  • Peal, cut and core the apples. With the shredding attachment in place on your food processor, put apples through to shred. If you do not have a food processor you can also shred apple with a cheese grater, however this will take a little longer.
  • In one bowl mix ground oats, flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg.
  • In a separate bowl cream brown sugar and butter until fluffy. Then whisk in eggs, one at a time until combined. Next whisk in milk and vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Then gently fold in shredded apples until evenly combined.

Tahini Maple Crumble

  • Mix oats, flour, butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, tahini, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg in a bowl. The consistency will mimic the texture of an oatmeal cookie.
  • Grab about marble sized pieces of batter (no need to smooth into balls) and place scattered on top of cake. Different sizes are fine as it will add texture to the top of the cake.
  • Sprinkle a large pinch of brown sugar and cinnamon on top of the cake.
  • Bake until the crumble is lightly golden and a fork inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
  • Let the cake cool slightly before serving.