Pumpkin Raisin Apple Cake with Cinnamon Streusel 

Ingredients

For the Cinnamon Streusel:

  • 4 Tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup Love'n Bake Cinnamon "Schmear" Filiing

For the Batter:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons  ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3/4 stick (3 ounces) unsalted butter, softned
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup  sour cream or milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup finely diced tart apple
  • 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • Confectioner's sugar for dusting

Temperature: 375 ° F

Instructions

Use this streusel on top of muffins or cakes to give a burst of cinnamon flavor and crunch. Chilling the streusel while you mix the cake batter makes the streusel easier to crumble before using.
1. To make the Streusel: Beat the butter and sugar in the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle until smooth and creamy. Scrape the bowl and add the flour and salt. Mix only until the mixture just starts to come together, approximately 1 minute. Scrape the bowl then add in the Love'n Bake Cinnamon "Schmear". Blend on low speed only until the Schmear starts to blend into the butter and flour mixture. Set aside.

2. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease an Emile Henry loaf pan.

3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ginger, nutmeg and cardamom. Set aside.

4. Beat the softened butter, brown and granulated sugars in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle until light and creamy, approximately 3 minutes. Scrape the bowl then beat in the eggs one at a time. Scrape the bowl. Stir in the sour cream or milk and pumpkin puree.

ABOUT LOVE'N BAKE
The Love'n Bake line of fine baking ingredients was created by American Almond Products Company, which has been a leading manufacturer of artisan-quality baking ingredients for professionals since 1924. The Love'n Bake product line consists of: Almond Paste, Marzipan,

Hazelnut Praline, Poppy Seed Filling, Pistachio Paste, Prune Lekvar, and Almond, Chocolate and Cinnamon "Schmear" Fillings.

Each product is packed in an easy-to-open, pull-top can. Two distinctive recipe suggestions are on the back of every label. All products are Kosher certified pareve by OK Kosher Certification. For recipes and more information visit http:www.lovenbake.com.