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This Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake is so soft and moist and loaded with cinnamon apples chunks and delicious warming spices. Made in under an hour with no complicated steps or equipment, you’ll be enjoying this delicious apple cake in next to no time. This soft buttery cake is ideal breakfast indulgence with coffee or tea.

If you love your cakes with icing, you can easily make a sugar icing to top this crumb cake or simply drizzle some maple syrup on top.

Want more delicious cake recipes? Try my Molten Chocolate Lava Cake or my Chocolate Chip Cheesecake.

Why You’ll Love This Apple Cake

  • It’s simple! This apple streusel cake requires no special equipment and the steps are so easy to follow that you can have your kids help out.
  • It’s moist. No one likes a dry cake! You’ll love how moist this apple crumb cake is, even after a couple of days.
  • It goes with everything. Start the day off with a slice of apple cake alongside your coffee or enjoy it as a dessert after dinner.

What You’ll Need

ingredients of apple crumb cake.

The Crumb Toping:

  • Brown sugar— the perfect sugar to use for this recipe.
  • Cinnamon— the best part about the cakes flavor.
  • Salt
  • Butter — make sure to use unsalted, full fat butter. Must be cold
  • Flour— use all purpose

The Cake:

  • Flour— use all purpose or wheat flour
  • Sugar— use granulated cane sugar to sweeten the cake.
  • Baking powder — helps the cake rise so don’t skip it!
  • Salt
  • Butter— use unsalted butter. Butter adds flavor and moisture to the cake. Room temperature.
  • Eggs— Eggs add moisture and binds the cake together.
  • Vanilla extract— pure vanilla extract
  • Milk— use full fat
  • Apples — Use any variety of apples you enjoy. I like Granny Smith for this recipe. No need to peel your apples for this apple crumb cake but you are welcomed to do so
  • Ground cinnamon-to add flavor

How to Make The Best Apple Crumble Cake

Apple Crumb Topping

  • Make the crumble topping: In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the melted butter and then gently mix in the flour until crumbles start to form. Set aside
crumble mixture in a bowl
  • Prepare your oven and equipment: Preheat your oven to 350F. Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray and line with parchment paper.
  • Mix your dry ingredients: In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until free of lumps.
  • Mix your wet ingredients: In a medium bowl combine the melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and milk.
cake mixture in a bowl.
  • Combine everything: Mix the wet and dry ingredients until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Prepare the apples: In a small bowl combine the diced apples and ground cinnamon. Spread the apples evenly over the batter.
small cubed pieces of green apple sprinkled with cinnamon, in a bowl.
  • Add on the crumb and bake: Spread the crumble topping evenly over the apples. Place in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs
apple crumb cake before baking in a rectangular pan
  • Cool and enjoy: Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before slicing.

Tips for making this Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake

  • Do not overmix the crumb topping. You want there to be some texture to the topping.
  • Cool cake completely before slicing
  • If you’d like to use a stand mixer to mix your ingredients for this apple crumb cake, be sure to not over mix your batter. Over mixing the batter will cause your cake to be tough and chewy. 
  • If your crumb topping is browning too fast in the oven before your cake is done baking, you can cover the top with tin foil.
two apple crumb cake pieces stacked on top of each other.

FAQs

What apples should I use?

It’s up to you! If you want your apple cake to taste more tart, you can try Granny Smith, Jonagold, Braeburn, and Pacific Rose apples. For a more sweet taste to your apple crumb cake, try Gala, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, and Fuji apples.

Can I make this cake ahead of time?

If you want to make this ahead of time, simply bake the entire apple crumb cake and allow it to cool. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days. This also means leftover apple cake can only last 2 days in the fridge. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Can I freeze this cake? 

You can definitely freeze this apple streusel cake! After it’s been baked, allow the cake to cool. Wrap it up tightly with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil wrap and freeze the apple cake for up to 3 months. Bring the cake to room temperature before eating.

What can I serve this apple cake with?

You are welcomed to make caramel to drizzle over top, icing to drizzle, maple syrup or serve it up with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. This apple crumb cake goes well with everything! Don’t forget coffee or tea as well!

How do I know my Apple Crumb cake is done?

If you’re not sure if your cake is cooked through, poke a toothpick into the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, it means the cake is done. If there’s sticky batter on it, then continue to bake your apple cake.

square pieces of apple crumb cake laid out.

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a piece of apple crumb cake on a plate with a bite taken out of it.

Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake

This Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake is so soft and moist while being loaded with delicious warming spices. Made in under an hour with no complicated steps or equipment, you’ll be enjoying this delicious apple cake in next to no time.

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 35 mins

Total Time 50 mins

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

  • Stir in the melted butter.

  • Gently mix in the flour until crumbles start to form. Be careful not the overmix. Set aside

  • Preheat your oven to 350F. Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray and line with parchment paper.

  • In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until free of lumps.

  • In a medium bowl combine the melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and milk.

  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients until just combined.

  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • In a small bowl combine the diced apples and ground cinnamon.

  • Spread the apples evenly over the batter.

  • Spread the crumble topping evenly over the apples.

  • Place in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs

  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before slicing.

Notes

  • Do not overmix the crumb topping. You want there to be some texture to the topping.
  • Cool cake completely before slicing
  • If you’d like to use a stand mixer to mix your ingredients for this apple crumb cake, be sure to not over mix your batter. Over mixing the batter will cause your cake to be tough and chewy. 
  • If your crumb topping is browning too fast in the oven before your cake is done baking, you can cover the top with tin foil.

Nutrition

Serving: 16servings | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 3mg



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