If there’s one dessert that reminds Salon’s resident pastry chef Meghan McGarry of home, it’s crumb cake.
“Crumb cake has a certain nostalgia to it, because there was always a crumb cake in my house growing up,” McGarry, the owner of the beloved Buttercream Blondie brand, tells Salon. “Whenever a guest would stop by, we would cut off a slice of crumb cake to ensure a warm welcome.”
When McGarry developed her recipe for apple crumb cake, her goal was to recreate that same nostalgia factor. It’s the third recipe featured in her series of go-to seasonal bakes for Salon Food. It follows an apple loaf cake, which was a warm welcome to fall, and apple crisp bars, which magnified the star fruit of the season.
This week’s apple crumb cake is another cozy bake, and all of the falls spices you’ve become acquainted with are back again to work