Best Apple Crumb Sheet Cake Ever!

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Pat a cake, pat a cake, baker’s man, bake me the best apple crumb sheet cake you’ve ever made as fast as you can!!

I must say that I didn’t plan on posting this delish apple crumb sheet cake recipe. But Fritz family, a family that we met about 2 years ago at a campsite in Etosha National Park, Namibia, wanted me to give them this recipe, after they’ve tasted it, two weeks ago. So I thought that, it will be a great idea for me to post this recipe, so that they’ll have a good reason to visit my blog.

This super moist apple crumb sheet cake with almond flakes and raisins is delicious, very easy and quick to make. The cake stays moist even after 4 days. What makes this cake super moist is that you pour heavy cream and milk on the cake while it’s hot before serving.

Feel free adjust this recipe according to your liking. (1) You can skip the filling,(2) or substitute the apples with fruits of your choice and leave out raisins if you’re not a fan.

This XXL apple crumb cake is perfect for any celebration. I made this cake tons of times. Especially for birthdays and family coffees on Sundays. Just like the best cheesecake ever recipe, best chocolate tart ever and fresh strawberry cake recipes, I always make this cake a night before, so that the milk and heavy cream will have enough time to penetrate into the cake.


Ingredients for apple streusel sheet cake

What you’ll need to make the cake base

– 250 g (8.8 oz/ 2 cups) pain flour (all purpose flour)
– 150 g (5.3 oz) butter, room temperature
– 150 g (5.3 oz/ ¾ cup) sugar
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 3 eggs, room temperature
– ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract / 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
– 4 tablespoons milk, room temperature

What you’ll need to make the filling

– 5 medium apples
– 1 teaspoon lemon juice
– a handful almond flakes/ chopped almonds
– a handful raisins
– 2 teaspoons cinnamon

What you’ll need to make the crumble topping:

– 250 g (8.8 oz) butter
– 200 g (7 oz/ 1 cup) sugar
– 400 g (14.1 oz/ 3 1/3 cups) plain flour (all purpose flour)
– ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract / 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar

For the sauce:

– 150 ml (about ½ cup) heavy cream
– 150 ml (about ½ cup) milk

How to make super moist apple crumble sheet cake

Grease the baking sheet with butter and line it with a parchment paper.

Make the cake base:

In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, eggs, sugar, butter, milk and vanilla extract/sugar and whisk to a smooth cream.

Using a spatula scrape the batter into the prepared baking sheet, smooth the top and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 200 ° C (392 °F), with both top and bottom heat.

Make the filling:

Next, peel the apples, remove the core and cut into slices.

Put the apples in a bowl add the remaining ingredients for the filling except the almond flakes or chops and mix well.

Scatter the apple filling mixture all over the cake base.

Then sprinkle almond flakes/ chopped almonds all over the top.

How to make the crumbles

In the same bowl that you used to make the cake base combine flour, butter, sugar and vanilla extract/ sugar. Using your hands mix all the ingredients together until small crumbles start to form.

Sprinkle crumble evenly over the apple mixture and bake for 35 – 40 minutes.

After 35 – 40 minutes, remove the cake immediately from the oven and put it on the counter.

Pour the heavy cream and milk mixture evenly on it.

Let this gets absorbed for at least 1 hour or overnight. You can serve this delish cake with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or dust it with icing sugar or eat it just like that. Enjoy!

Best Apple Crumble Sheet Cake Ever

This classic German apple crumble sheet cake is so good, simple and quick to make. It stays moist for days too. Perfect for any celebration!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Absorb Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: German
Keyword: apple cake, apple crumble cake, apple streusel cake, autumn, Streusel cake, winter
Servings: 25 Servings
Author: Ester from esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • 2 bowls
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • hand mixer
  • Spatula/ spoon

Ingredients

For the cake base

  • 250 g (8,8 oz/ 2 cups) plain flour (all purpose flour)
  • 150 g (5,3 oz) butter romm temperature
  • 150 g (5,3 oz/ ¾ cup) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract/ 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk room temperature

For the filling

  • 5 medium apples
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 hand full almond flakes/ chopped almonds
  • 1 hand full raisins
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the crumbles

  • 250 g (8,8 oz) butter
  • 200 g (7 oz/ 1 cup) sugar
  • 400 g (14,1 oz/ 3 1/3 cups) plain flour (all purpose flour)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract/ 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar

For the super moist effect

  • 150 ml (½ cup) heavy cream
  • 150 ml (½ cup) milk

Instructions

  • Grease the baking sheet with butter and line it with a parchment paper. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, eggs, sugar, butter, milk and vanilla extract/sugar and whisk to a smooth cream. Using a spatula scrape the batter into the prepared baking sheet, smooth the top and set aside. 4. Preheat the oven to 200 ° C (392 °F), with both top and bottom heat.
  • Next, peel the apples, remove the core and cut into slices. Put the apples in a bowl add the remaining ingredients for the filling except the almond flakes or chops and mix well. Scatter the apple filling mixture all over the cake base. Then sprinkle almond flakes/ chopped almonds all over the top.
  • In the same bowl that you used to make the cake base combine flour, butter, sugar and vanilla extract/ sugar. Using your hands mix all the ingredients together until small crumbles start to form. Sprinkle crumble evenly over the apple mixture and bake for 40 minutes.
  • After 35 minutes, remove the cake immediately from the oven and pour the heavy cream and milk mixture evenly on it. Let the cake stand for at least 1 hour or overnight

Notes

  1. If you skip the filling, just bake the cake for 25 – 30 minutes.

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8 Comments

  1. This looks delicious!

  2. Thanks for sharing. This looks amazing!

  3. I am going to try this modified for gluten free- tis the season!! Apples are plentiful! Yum!

  4. Oh my gosh that looks delish! Thanks for all the images showing what to do… sooooo helpful!

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