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Apple Crumble Cake Recipe - a wonderful fall dessert made of a cinnamon sponge layer, thinly sliced apples and a wonderful buttery cinnamon crumb topping. | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

Apple Crumble Cake

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 12 slices


for the crumble topping:

  • cup brown sugar
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup melted butter

for the apple filling

  • 2 medium apples washed, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

for the cake

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup + 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg


  • Grease or line an 8"/20cm round cake tin and preheat the oven to 375F/190C.
  • To make the topping, stir together both sugars, cinnamon and flour. Pour in the melted butter and fluff it up with a fork until you've got a crumb-like mixture. Leave to one side.
  • For the apple filling, toss together the apple slices, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Leave to one side.
  • For the cake, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and baking soda.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, vanilla, oil and egg until smooth.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently combine with a spoon until the mixture just comes together - don't over-mix.
  • Pour the cake batter into the lined/greased pan.
  • Layer the apple slices on top of the cake batter.
  • Sprinkle the crumble layer on top of the apple slices.
  • Bake for around 45 minutes, until the crumble topping is golden brown. Leave to cool completely in the tin before slicing and serving or covering and storing in the fridge for up to five days.
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