I don’t know what it is about the holidays that makes me want to make pastries daily, but I just do! This week for one of our family dinner parties I decided to make apple cake. My mother is German and I grew up eating scrumptious European pastries laden with marzipan, fruits and cream. Yumm! This cake is my twist on the tradition apfelkuchen. I am a sucker for a crumb topping so I felt this was a good recipe to add one to. I love to serve this cake warm with fresh whipped cream on a cold winters day.