Easy apple crumble cake recipe

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A delicious, not too sweet and easy to follow apple crumble cake with raisins that takes only 15 minutes to make and the oven does the rest! Pefect for breakfast, afternoon tea/ coffee or dessert. 

Last Saturday I baked it, because I had so many apples from my parents in law’s garden. While the cake was in the oven,  my husband, Jo kept walking from the living room to the kitchen, observing the cake through the oven glass door and telling me how amazing the crumbs on top of the cake were looking.

Shortly after I had finished baking it, Jo thought that he was going to get a piece, because I always allow him to eat it, while it’s still warm. This time I had to disappoint him.

The next day Jo woke up before 7 o-clock, even though it was Sunday. The poor guy was looking forward to eat one of his favorite cakes for breakfast. I told him that I still had to take the photos since the recipe was coming on the blog and the light was not good during this time.

To make the story short, shortly after we had eaten meatballs in tomato sauce for lunch, I took the photos and Jo was finally allowed to eat the cake. This apple crumble cake disappeared in a blink of the eye, even though we were just 6 in total, had two cakes and we just had lunch.

Serve this fruit cake with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream while it’s still warm, with whipped cream, dust it with icing sugar or eat it just like that.


What you’ll need to make German apple crumble cake

What you need for the cake base:

– 500 g (17.6 oz/ 4 2/3 cups) plain flour (all purpose flour) plus breadcrumbs for dusting
– 200 g (7 oz) butter, room temperature plus extra for greasing
– 100 g  (3.5 oz/ 1/2 cup) sugar
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 2 eggs
– ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract / 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar

What you need for the filling:

– 1 kg (2.2 lbs) apples
– 1 teaspoon lemon juice
– 50 g (1.8 oz/ 1/4 cup) sugar
– 50 g (1.8 oz) raisins
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Easy apple crumble cake step-by-step-photo recipe

Start off by lining the cake tin with a parchment paper at the bottom and grease the sides with butter and dust the sides with breadcrumbs.

In a bowl combine flour and baking powder and mix well using a spoon. Add the eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla extract.

Using your hands mix all the ingredients together to form a firm dough.

Preheat the oven to 180 ° C (360 °F), with both top and bottom heat. Then divide the cake base into 2 doughs: 2/3 and 1/3.

Place the 2/3 dough into the prepared cake tin. Using your hands press it nicely such that the bottom of the cake tin is covered. Make the dough a bit high on the sides as well (as shown on the picture below.).

Keep the remaining dough for later.

Next, peel the apples, remove the core and cut into slices. Put the apples in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients for the filling and mix well. Hint: Soak raisins in rum before using them, if kids won’t be eating the cake.

Pour the filling into the cake base.

Crumble the remaining dough all over the top of the apples.

Bake for 50 minutes.

Remove the cake from the cake tin and enjoy!

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Easy Apple crumble cake recipe

A delicious, not too sweet and easy to follow apple crumble cake that takes only 15 minutes to make and the oven does the rest! Pefect for breakfast, afternoon tea/ coffee or dessert. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: afternoon tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: European, German
Keyword: Apfelkuchen, Apfelstreuselkuchen, apple cake, apple crumble cake, autumn, crumble cake, fruit cake, how to
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Ester from esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • 26 cm(10 inch) spring-form (or cake tin with removable base)
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 bowls
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • spoon

Ingredients

For the cake base:

  • 500 g (17.6 oz/ 4 2/3 cups) plain flour (all purpose flour)
  • 200  g (7 oz) butter  room temperature
  • 100 g (3.5 oz/ ½ cup) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons  baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼  teaspoon vanilla extract  or 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar

For the filling

  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) apples
  • 1 teaspoon   lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 50  g (1.8 oz/ ¼ cup)  sugar
  • 50  g (1.8 oz)  raisins
  • 1 teaspoon  cinnamon

Instructions

  • Start off by lining the cake tin with a parchment paper at the bottom and grease the sides with butter and dust with breadcrumbs. In a bowl combine flour and baking powder and mix well using a spoon. Add the eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla extract. Using your hands mix all the ingredients together to form a firm dough. Then preheat the oven to 180 °C (360 °F), with both top and bottom heat.
  • Divide the cake base into 2 doughs: 2/3 and 1/3. Place the 2/3 dough into the prepared cake tin. Using your hands press it nicely such that the bottom of the cake tin is covered. Make the dough a bit high on the sides as well. Keep the remaining dough for later.
  • Peel the apples, remove the core and cut into slices. Put the apples in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients for the filling and mix well. Pour the filling into the cake base. Crumble the remaining dough all over the top of the apples and bake for 50 minutes.

Notes

  • Soak raisins in rum before using them, if kids won’t be eating the cake.

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4 Comments

  1. Absolutely beautiful cake! 🙂 it looks delicious! <3

  2. yummy gibts deine rezepte auch wo in deutsch?? ich find sie echt genial und deine seite super toll! mach weiter so!!😍😍😍

    • Hallo Renie, vielen Dank für deinen netten Kommentar. Bis jetzt habe ich nur ein Rezept auf deutsch veröffentlicht. Ich überlege mir tatsächlich in ein paar Monaten auf deutsch und englisch zu schreiben. 🙂

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