Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake

Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake


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The apples keep the cake layer extra moist in this cake and the crumb topping will satisfy any coffee-cake-loving sweet tooth.

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Time needed

45 min preparation + 55 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

15 servings


  • Crumb topping:
  • 1. C. firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 C. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • Cake:
  • 3 C. chopped granny smith apples (unpeeled)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 C. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 C. granulated sugar
  • 2 lg. eggs
  • 1 1/4 C. pllain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

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1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 glass baking dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
2. Prepare the crumb topping. In a medium bowl, stir together sugars, salt and cinnamon. Whisk in melted butter. Stir in flour until it is completely absorbed. Spread topping mix out on a large sheet of parchment paper and set aside.
3. Prepare cake. In a medium bowl, combine chopped apples and cinnamon; set aside. In a separate medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth and creamy. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and add the granulated sugar. Beat for several minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula again and then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing on medium speed in-between. Beat just until incorporated. Scrape the bowl again and add yogurt and vanilla and mix on medium speed just until combined. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients and stir on low speed just until combined. Repeat with remaining dry ingredients in two parts. Do not over-mix. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in apples.
4. Spread bake layer in prepared baking dish. Drop chunks of the topping over cake layer until completely covered with a thick layer of topping.
5. Bake for about 55 minutes or until a knife or toothpick comes out clean from center. If topping starts to brown too much while cooking, lightly cover with a layer of tin foil and continue to bake as directed.

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