Apple  Crumb Cake

"This crumb cake is bursting with chunks of fresh apple, warm spices, and topped with a buttery brown sugar streusel and icing!"

- Boston Girl Bakes

key ingredient

fresh apples


For the crumb topping – packed light brown sugar – granulated white sugar – ground cinnamon – salt – unsalted butter, melted – all purpose flour

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For the cake – all purpose flour – baking soda – baking powder – salt – unsalted butter, room temperature – granulated white sugar – large eggs – plain Greek yogurt *see note – vanilla extract – ground cinnamon – apples peeled, cored, and diced For the powdered sugar icing – powdered sugar – milk – vanilla extract

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Apple Crumb Cake Recipe


20 Slices


Breakfast, Dessert

total time

1 Hour 20 Minutes

prep time

20 Minutes

1. Make the topping. Whisk granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl until evenly combined. Add warm melted butter, and with a wooden spoon or spatula, stir to blend. Add flour and toss with fork until moist clumps form (topping mixture will look slightly wet). Set aside.


2. Prepare the pan. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F (177°C). Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Set aside.


3. Sift the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together.


4. Cream the butter and sugar. Using electric mixer, on medium high speed, beat room-temperature butter in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.


5. Add remaining wet ingredients.. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each addition. Add Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract and beat just until blended.


6. Add the flour gradually. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, beating just until incorporated after each addition.


7. Fold in chopped apples. With a rubber spatula, gently fold in chopped apples into batter.


8. Add crumb topping. Transfer cake batter to prepared baking dish; spread batter evenly with rubber spatula or offset spatula. Squeeze small handfuls of topping together to form small clumps. Drop topping clumps evenly over cake batter, covering completely (topping will be thick).


9. Bake the cake. Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean and topping is deep golden brown and slightly crisp, about 1 hour. Cool cake in dish on rack at least 30 minutes. Cover and let stand at room temperature.


10. Make the icing. In a mixing bowl with a whisk, combine the icing ingredients until smooth. If it's too thick add a little more milk. If it's too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar. Drizzle over the cake. Cut cake into squares and serve slightly warm or at room temperature.


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