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Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake – Amira’s Pantry

Apple cinnamon crumb cake is a delicious apple cake with the most amazing butter, brown sugar and cinnamon topping. With the use of yogurt, instead of sour cream, creates the best moist apple cake recipe.

A close up look at a slice of apple crumb cake.

We love to make apple crumb cake during the fall as many apples, like Granny Smith are in season and perfect for baking. This apple cake tastes so good and makes the whole house smell amazing as it bakes.

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❤️ Why You’ll Love It

  • An easy fall dessert.
  • Great use of fresh picked apples.
  • Can be cut, wrapped and put in your child’s lunchbox.
  • Versatile topping ideas to take it to the next level.

An easy to mix together cake is the quintessential dessert for crisp fall mornings with friends over a cup of coffee or an after dinner treat for the whole family. Have it plain or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce.

📝 Ingredients

Recipe ingredients on a white surface.

🥄 Instructions

Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.

A collage of two images showing how to prepare the crumb topping.
  1. Make the crumb topping by combining the brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter and mix well.
  2. Add flour and mix until the mixture forms crumbs and holds together when pinched. Set aside.
A collage of four images showing how to make the apple crumb cake.
  • In a blender combine yogurt, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla mix until well blended.
  • In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and apples. Mix together well.
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry one and mix with a spatula.
  • Spread mixture in the prepared cake pan. Add the crumb topping evenly, pressing it lightly into the batter and bake according to instructions below.

💡 Expert Tips

  • This cake can also be made in a square brownie type pan and cut into squares.
  • A springform pan can be used in place of a round cake pan for easy side removal.
  • You can use any apples you like, or even a combination of apples. We love using granny smith apples here.
  • A simple sugar icing can be made by mixing powdered sugar with a little milk or water until desired consistency and flavored with a touch of vanilla or lemon zest.

🧺 Storage

Leftover apple crumb cake can be wrapped and kept in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.

🍽️ Serve With

  • A drizzle of sugar icing, a dollop of store-bought whipped topping or a homemade Chantilly cream.
  • Take it to the next level with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Creamy caramel sauce can be poured on top before serving as well.

💬 FAQs

Can you freeze an apple crumb cake?

Yes! Wait until the apple cinnamon crumb cake is completely cooled and then wrap tightly and store in your freezer for up to 3 to 4 months.

What is the difference between an apple crumb and an apple crisp?

Although an apple crisp and a crumble are similar in that they both have baked apples and a crumb topping. This cake has layers of apples baked with brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, baking soda and other simple ingredients to make a delicious fall dessert.

Does a crumb cake need to be refrigerated?

It can be kept on your counter for a day or two at room temperature, but it is recommended to keep your cake in the refrigerator.

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A slice of apple crumb cake being served.

Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

A fancy but very easy apple cake fragranced with cinnamon for an ultimate fall dessert. Serve plain or with caramel sauce on the side.

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Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Servings: 10 servings

Calories: 600kcal

Instructions

Make the crumb topping

  • In a bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter mix well.

  • Add flour and mix until the mixture forms crumbs and holds together when pinched.

  • Set aside.

Make the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F

  • Using a large piece of parchment, cover the bottom and sides of a 10 inch round cake pan. Make sure the parchment is hanging off the sides.

  • In a blender combine yogurt, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla mix until well blended.

  • In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and apples. Mix together well.

  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry one and mix with a spatula.

  • Spread mixture in the prepared cake pan.

  • Spread crumb topping evenly, pressing it lightly into the batter.

  • Bake for 40-50 minutes.

  • Allow to cool down in the pan for 15 minutes before attempting to remove.

  • Place on a wire rack and let it cool completely for 30 minutes more.

Notes

  • Apple cinnamon crumb cake can also be made in a square brownie type pan and cut into squares.
  • A springform pan can be used in place of a round cake pan for easy side removal.
  • You can use any apples you like, or even a combination of apples. We love using granny smith apples.
  • A simple sugar icing can be made by mixing powdered sugar with a little milk or water until desired consistency and flavored with a touch of vanilla or lemon zest.

Serve with

  • Apple crumb cake can served with a drizzle of sugar icing, a dollop of store-bought whipped topping or even a homemade Chantilly cream.
  • Take it to the next level with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Creamy caramel sauce can be poured on top before serving as well.

Storage

  • Leftover apple cinnamon crumb cake can be wrapped and kept in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 378IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 3mg

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