Apple Crumble Cake | Easy Apple Cake Recipe

Hand-picked apples turned into a scrumptious apple crumble cake…

It’s Fall, it’s apple season and I went apple picking. One of the activities I look forward to in the Fall. What a joy picking amazing varieties of apples from the orchard. The apples picked right from the trees taste so fresh & crisp. Sharing a few pictures.

I’ve been making both sweet & savory dishes with apples. My hubs & I enjoy apple cake, hence turned a few apples into a decadent cake.

This is an easy recipe, loved the addition of ground cinnamon in this cake, the house smelled divine while baking. The cake batter is topped with a crumble when baked turned buttery & crunchy.

This comforting cake, on a Fall evening, devoured with a cup of chai or coffee; feels magical.

Apple Crumble Cake


Apple Crumble Cake - Gluten Free(Optional)
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 wedges
  • Apple, diced small- 2
  • Butter, unsalted, and slightly melted- 1 stick or ½ cup or 8 tbsp
  • Brown sugar- 1½ cups
  • Eggs- 2, large
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
  • All-purpose flour or gluten-free flour- 2 cups
  • Baking soda- 1 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon- 1 tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Yogurt- 1 cup
For topping
  • All-purpose flour or gluten-free flour- ¼ cup
  • White sugar or Brown sugar- ¼ cup
  • Butter, slightly softened- ¼ cup or ½ stick
  • Ground cinnamon- ¼ tsp
  1. In a large bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  2. In another bowl combine butter and brown sugar, cream them using an electric hand mixer.
  3. Add eggs to it, one at a time, and beat well.
  4. Now, add half of the dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, and ground cinnamon to the mixture.
  5. Add half of the yogurt and vanilla extract, combine well.
  6. Add the rest of the dry ingredients followed by yogurt, combine well.
  7. Fold in the chopped apple into the mixture and combine well.
  8. Grease an 8-inch baking pan with 1 tbsp butter, pour the batter onto the pan and smooth out the top.
Making Crumble Topping
  1. In a bowl, combine using your clean hand: all-purpose flour, white or brown sugar, butter, and ground cinnamon till it resembles a coarse crumb texture.
  2. Make sure the butter is softened.
  3. I've added white sugar, that's the reason the crumble has a pale white color. Brown sugar will impart a nice golden color.
  4. Evenly top the cake batter with the crumble.
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F or 175 C.
  2. Place the cake pan on the middle rack.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes or till a fork inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. After 40 minutes, if the center hasn't cooked well, place the pan on the upper rack and bake for another 5 more minutes.
  5. Remove the cake from the oven, let stand in the pan for 10 minutes, by doing this the center of the cake will turn firm.
  6. Cut into wedges and serve warm.
  7. This cake tastes delish when warm along with a cup of tea or coffee. It's comforting & delish.
  8. Leftovers can be refrigerated, slightly warm up the cake in the microwave for 20 seconds before serving.