Apple Crumble Cake

If you ever wondered what it would be like if you stuffed apple pie inside of a coffee cake, this recipe is it! When I first came across this recipe, I knew I had to make it and share it with you. Cake, crumble, and apple pie all in one. This apple crumble cake is one of the best apple recipes I have ever made. At first glance it seems lengthy and time consuming but it really isn’t all that difficult to put together. It’s mostly just a waiting game. I would wait a year for this apple crumble cake, it’s that good! 

Apple Crumble Cake | Apple pie and coffee cake combined via sweetasacookie.com

The bottom of the cake is almost like a sugar cookie or a shortbread crust. The apple center is exactly like an apple pie, to die for! The crumb topping is just like what you would find on a coffee cake. When you combine all of these things, it literally gives you the perfect dessert. My boyfriend couldn’t stop saying how good it was.

This apple crumb cake would be perfect for Thanksgiving or even Christmas. It’s best fresh out of the oven but it can still be eaten the next day. I covered and refrigerated mine. This cake would probably even be good cold, and I don’t say that about too many recipes.

Apple Crumble Cake | Apple pie and coffee cake combined via sweetasacookie.com

The only other cold dessert I really enjoy is cherry crumble, and even then I’m not too fond of cold (supposed to be warm) desserts. You won’t be sorry you took the time to make this recipe.

What do you have planned for the weekend?

Tomorrow I plan on going to the local library to look through some cookbooks to get some recipe inspiration. I find it so relaxing just staring at books full of cooking knowledge 🙂

Apple Crumble Cake
Serves 12
It's like apple pie and coffee cake made a baby.
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For the cake
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 tsp. baking powder
  4. 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  5. 3 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into thin slices
Custard Layer
  1. 2 large eggs
  2. 1 cup heavy cream
  3. 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  4. 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. pinch salt
For the crumble topping
  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  4. pinch salt
  5. 1/4 cup butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Grease an 8-inch springform pan with shortening and place on a baking sheet; set aside.
  3. To make the cake; In a food processor, add the flour, sugar and baking powder. Pulse a few times to combine.
  4. Add the cold butter and pulse until the butter is combined with the flour. The mixture will look like sand.
  5. Sprinkle about 3/4 of the mixture over the bottom of the prepared pan.
  6. Don’t press the mixture down at all.
  7. Carefully spread it around a bit so it goes up the sides just a bit (like a crust).
  8. Evenly scatter the prepared apple slices over the crumbs, then top with the remaining crumb mixture.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. While the base of the cake is baking, in a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, yogurt, brown sugar, vanilla and a pinch of salt; set aside.
  11. After the cake base has baked for 20 minutes, remove it from the oven and carefully pour the egg mixture over the top.
  12. Return cake back to oven and bake for another 20 minutes.
  13. While baking the custard layer, prepare the crumble topping.
  14. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and melted butter.
  15. Mix together until the crumbs start to form in large clumps.
  16. Place the crumb topping into the freezer until needed.
  17. After the custard layer has baked, remove from oven.
  18. Evenly sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top of the cake.
  19. Return to the oven and bake for approximately another 30 minutes.
  20. Cake will be done when tooth pick comes out clean, when inserted.
  21. Allow to cool in the pan, on a cooling rack, for 10-15 minutes.
  22. Carefully remove the outer ring of the springform pan.
  23. Dust with powdered sugar, (optional).
  24. Serve and enjoy!
Adapted from Seasons and Suppers
Sweet as a Cookie http://sweetasacookie.com/
Apple Crumble Cake | Apple pie and coffee cake combined via sweetasacookie.com

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Amy @Very Culinary
    October 9, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    One of the best mash-up desserts. EVER. Pinned!

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    Crystal Barrett
    October 9, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Yum! That’s all I can say! I’m stunned at how incredible this looks!! Apple pie in the center? Sugary sweet goodness? Omg!!

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    The Food Hunter
    October 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    I want to eat this right now

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    Heather // girlichef
    October 9, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Whoa! That’s so much goodness in one slice…I need to make one of these beauties!

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    Paula - bell'alimento
    October 9, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    I would eat this for breakfast lunch or dinner. Gimme ; )

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    Carla
    October 9, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Mmm this crumble cake sounds amazing! I love apple pie and coffee cake.

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    christine
    October 10, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Well, this is a match made by the angels. Coffee cake and apple pie filling? Together? Oh my. This might be making an appearance on my Thanksgiving dessert table.

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    Lauren kelly Nutrition
    October 10, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    This looks like my absolute perfect cake!

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic
    October 12, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    You scared me for a minute there! I was picturing a sort of tur-duck-en thing going on. This cake looks awesome. Pinned!

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