Apple Crumble Cake Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Apple crumble cake combines warm cinnamon apples and delicious crumb cake for one divine bite. This delicious cinnamon-scented apple crumble cake is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Utensils Breakfast
Globe New American
Chef Amanda has been in the culinary industry for over 15 years, the last five of which she's been at the executive chef level. In the past, she has also worked as a private chef. While she’s knowledgable in American, French and Italian cuisine, her speciality is pastry. She even helped create the Dalai Llama’s birthday cake! Chef Amanda is eager to help you master your kitchen skills and teach you to bake like a true professional.


For the Crumb Topping
1 1/4 cup(s)
all-purpose flour, see notes 1
1/2 cup(s)
firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup(s)
granulated sugar
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
1/2 cup(s)
unsalted butter, melted
For the Apple Coffee Cake
batch of crumb topping, see above
1 1/2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour, see notes 1
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
1/2 cup(s)
canola oil
1/4 cup(s)
granulated sugar
1/4 cup(s)
brown sugar
large egg
1/3 cup(s)
sour cream, see notes 2
1/4 cup(s)
milk, see notes 2
2 tsp
vanilla extract
honey crisp apples, peeled and chopped
confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Directions 10 steps | 75 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare an 8x8-inch square baking pan or spray with baking spray. Line with parchment paper. Measure and prep all ingredients.

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Step 2

Prepare the crumb topping. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and salt. Using a fork, stir in the melted butter until the mixture is very crumbly and still has large crumb pieces. Set aside.

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Step 3

Prepare the apple coffee cake. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside

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Step 4

In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or with a handheld electric mixer, combine the oil, granulated sugar and brown sugar.

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Step 5

Add the egg and beat until combined. Scrape down the bowl.

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Step 6

Add the sour cream, milk and vanilla. Beat on medium-low speed until combined.

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Step 7

With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the oil mixture. Beat just until all of the flour is incorporated, stopping to scrape down the bowl as needed.

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Step 8

Fold in chopped apples. 

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Step 9

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and spread it evenly.  Sprinkle the reserved crumb topping all over the batter. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.

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Step 10


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  1. To make it gluten-free, gluten-free flour can be substituted for all-purpose flour.
  2. You can substitute plant-based milk or oil for sour cream and milk.

Nutrition Per Serving
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28.4 g
6 g
73 g


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Kimiko S.


08 Jul 2022

I made this for our Sunday dinner family gathering. So easy to make and everyone was fighting for the leftovers!

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