Apple Crumb Cake

Almost more than half gobbled up, so soon!

It’s my second attempt at this cake.

The first time it was only half-baked. That was bad, though somewhat still edible. (Or maybe I shouldn’t have eaten it? Ha ha.) But I blame my oven at home. It’s not much of a baking oven.

Credit for today’s success goes to my grandmother’s oven. And what a difference it makes, as I’ve learned!

It’s actually a cake now! Sugary crusty streusel topping, soft cakey insides and large sweet apple chunks. Yum yum.

It’s not yet perfect, but I dare say dangerously close.

If there’s any indicator of a good bake, it’s got to be the non-stop eating. The cake that leaves you craving for more… And even more.

At this rate, I’ll be putting on the pounds like there’s no tomorrow. I should really start giving away the stuff I bake. Any takers? 😀

This is super simple to make, I promise you!

Easy Apple Crumb Cake

Adapted from Gale Gand’s “Brunch”, taken off The Amateur Gourmet

Yield: one whole cake of approximately 9.5-inch diameter

For the Cake

  • 1 1/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh milk (I used Farmhouse low-fat milk)
  • 55g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 small Granny Smith green apples, peeled, cored and chopped

For the Streusel Topping

  • 1/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 45g unsalted butter, cold and cut up
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


To prepare the Cake

1. Center a low rack in the oven and preheat oven to 190 degrees C (approximately 374 degrees F). Butter an 8- to 9-inch square baking dish. (I used a Pyrex baking dish of 9.5-inch diameter.)

2. Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl. Combine the baking powder, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon with the flour.

3. Beat the egg. In a separate medium-sized bowl, mix together the egg, milk and melted butter. These will be your “wet” ingredients.

4. Pour the “wet” ingredients into the flour mixture and combine. After mixing well, add in the chopped apples and mix together to create a batter. Pour this batter into the baking dish. Leave aside.

To make the Streusel Topping

1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, use your fingers to combine the flour, brown sugar, cold cut-up butter and cinnamon powder. Do this by pinching them together until combined.

2. Sprinkle over the batter in the baking dish.

To bake the Cake

1. Place the baking dish in the oven. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until it is golden and dry on top.

2. Once baked, remove from oven and allow to cool on a standing rack. Serve once completely cooled!

Just can’t stop eating!!!



  1. i’ve been on a lookout for cake recipes that require no beating of butter and sugar (due to my limited apparatus in holland) and this is PERFECT. might even try it out tomorrow. will let you know how it goes! 🙂

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