Apple Crumb Cake

Apple Crumb Cake for your breakfast in the fall season!

Apple Crumb Cake


For 8 Person(s)

For the Apple Layer:

  • 3 Gala apples, cored and cut into 1/4 inch slices. It is not necessary to peel the Apples but you may if you want to.
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 packet Italian Vanilla Powder (Vanillina) or 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9X13 inch baking pan. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the sliced apples with the cinnamon and sugar.. Toss until all the apple slices are evenly coated. Set aside.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the butter and sugar together on medium speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Add in the dry ingredients little by little alternating with the buttermilk, making sure to end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Spread half the batter over the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the apples over the cake batter in an even layer. Drop the remaining cake batter over the apple layer in spoonfuls. Don't worry about making it perfect.
  7. Stir together the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and pour over the top of the cake. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool before slicing.



Recipe Notes


Monday, 21 September 2020
Made the cake on a cool day for dessert. Absolutely delicious served warm with some vanilla ice cre...
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- Mcleah