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Apple Crumb Cake

Soft, delicate cake with the crunchy, buttery top, this Apple Crumb Cake is an ultimately delicious dessert filled with tender-crisp apples flavored with a touch of cinnamon.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20
Calories 295 kcal
Author sanna


For the Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 red apples peeled, cored and diced finely.

For the Crumb Topping

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, almonds or a combination of the three
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp hot water


Make the Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x 13 baking pan. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in melted butter, sour cream and eggs. Pour and scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Lay the diced apples on top of the batter, spacing them evenly across the entire surface.

  2. Make the crumb topping: Combine flour, brown sugar, melted butter, walnuts salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Stir until all the ingredients are incorporated. Drop dollops of the crumb topping all over the apples, distributing them evenly.

  3. Bake the cake for 35-40 minutes, or until the cake is set and a toothpick inserted at the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the cake cool slightly, then drizzle the brown sugar glaze all over the cake.

To Make the Brown Sugar Glaze

  1. In a medium saucepan bring the brown sugar and water to boil. Let it simmer until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture has thickened slightly. Stir in the vanilla extract. Drizzle over the cake.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Spicy Southern Kitchen.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Crumb Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 57mg6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.