Apple Crumble Cake Recipe

This is a simple cake that’ll startle you with its rich crunchiness. It tantalizes taste buds with its fresh apple and the kiss of cinnamon to add to its beautiful flavours.

I baked this cake a couple of hours back and everyone has been delightfully surprised with the way it has turned out.

Apple Crumble Cake:

Apple Crumble Cake
This is a quarter piece of the cake

Servings: 12 to 14

Difficulty Level: Medium


The Crumb Topping:

  • Butter – 5 tbsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • All-purpose flour – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – 1/4 Tsp
  • Walnuts coarsely chopped – 1/2 cup

For the cake:

  • All-purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Baking powder – 2 Tsp
  • Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 Tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp (I ground it at home)
  • Butter – 8 tbsp
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Eggs (whole)Β – 2
  • Vanilla essence 2 tsp
  • Yoghurt – 1/2 cup (I used the home set curd)
  • Apple – 2 peeled, cored and diced


For the Crumb Topping:

  • Mix together butter, sugar, flour and salt with a fork till you get a crumbly mixture.
  • Mix in chopped walnuts and refrigerate (do not put in freezer) till required.

For the Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (about 355 degrees F).
  • Grease and line the bottom and sides of an 8″ round or square tin.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder. Keep this mixture aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light, about 4 minutes.
  • Mix in eggs one by one, beating for about 1 minute after each addition followed by vanilla essence.
  • Add the flour mixture and yoghurt alternately, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Beat well till you get a smooth batter.
  • The batter will be thick. Mix in the diced apple.
  • Transfer the batter into the prepared cake tin and even out the top using a spatula.
  • Sprinkle over the crumb topping evenly.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or till crumbs are golden and the bamboo skewer inserted comes out clean.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve plain or with some whipped cream or custard.

This recipe has been adapted from the book ‘Baking – from my home to yours’ – byΒ Dorie Greenspan

For more recipes from my kitchen, visitΒ my food corner.

44 thoughts on “Apple Crumble Cake Recipe

  1. drooooolingg… I thought of mocking the chocolate cake last weekend but couldn’t 😦 but I have purchased the cocoa powder you see I am getting there and first step is done πŸ™‚


  2. oh a lot of cooking n baking these days.. I also wanna resume with my cooking something special on weekends.. Baking is also one thing which I am kinda postponing.. Lets see when I shall start it!! will save all these recipies for future use..


    1. The fact is I always keep busy with cooking experiments, it’s just that now that I have actually started taking pictures of them to post them on the blog.
      I know things can get difficult with work….try it at peace πŸ˜€


  3. yummy…..can I come to eat….please……
    I am free thsi weekend:)
    I am happy that cooking works as a stress buster for you:)

    Life is beautiful..!!!
    take care…
    Keep smiling…and baking….:)
    Hugs to Pari:)


  4. I so much want to bake that cake, since the time i have read. Can you suggest me any alternative for eggs, if possible? And if i want to cook this in microwave or cooker?

    And what song was on your mind while cooking this :P. your posts cant be completed without that :). and how on earth you remember all the songs you do.


    1. Sorry Nikita, I have no clue about this cake’s eggless version. It being quite heavy on the ingredients needs oven baking. Though I’ll surely let you know of any eggless version if I come across one πŸ˜€

      I was actually singing this song while baking this cake:


  5. Though I dont cook/like to cook much, I love baking and I had made this cake sometime back with amazing results! Not sure if it was the same recipe but most of it does look very similar πŸ™‚


    1. Must have been similar for this is a very popular cake πŸ˜€
      I totally agree with amazing results…totally worth the effort πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


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