We aren’t traveling for Christmas this year because my family is coming to us. Yay! We are already counting down the days. Everyone will be at our house on Christmas morning for brunch and to see what Santa left them under the tree:) I am starting to plan the Christmas brunch menu and I think this Apple Coffee Crumb Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze will have to make an appearance. It is easy to make, I bet you have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now, and it is a real crowd pleaser. The best kind of cake!
I love that coffee cake is acceptable for breakfast and brunch. Starting your day with dessert is always a good idea, especially on a holiday:) This cake is loaded with apple chunks so it is somewhat healthy, right? 🙂 I love anything with a crumb or streusel topping and this cake has a thick crumb topping made of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. The flavors go perfectly with the moist apple cake.
The cake is wonderful with just the crumb topping, but why stop there? It also has a brown sugar glaze, which makes the cake extra special. I like to drizzle each piece with the glaze, right before serving. I can’t wait until Christmas to see my family…and to eat this cake. It is going to be a wonderful addition to our Christmas morning brunch.