Apple Crumb Cake

This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It’s filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! 

This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! #apple #cakerecipes #easyrecipe #applecake

Apple Crumb Cake

Welcome to A Fall Festival Blog Hop! This week a huge group of amazingly creative bloggers will be sharing different Fall themes…one theme for every day. I’m honored to be participating in this year’s Fall Blog Hop! If you’d like to see a complete list of what’s coming up this week, be sure to check the bottom of this post for details.

If you’re hopping over from Cherished Bliss, welcome!! I’m so glad you stopped by!!

I thought I would bring a dessert to the blog hop this year and what screams fall more than apples and caramel! It also has a nice thick layer of crumble or streusel on top (one of my favorite parts!)

A few other great fall time desserts are Homemade Banana Pudding Cups, Caramel Apple Pecan Cake, and Skillet Blondie with Bourbon Caramel Pecans.

This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! #apple #cakerecipes #easyrecipe #applecake

This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! #apple #cakerecipes #easyrecipe #applecake

Easy Apple Cake Recipe

Fall is finally here in Colorado and I am hoping it will stick around for a while because I am not ready for winter, lol! Things are still really really busy around these parts. I thought for sure once school started I could get back into a routine, BAH, I was wrong!

My husband decided to start up his own business in September and I couldn’t be more proud of him for taking that leap. We have been talking about it for quite some time but he finally got the push he needed. But boy the workload has tripled.

I am not complaining but with trying to learn some basic secretary skills (something I am not very good at by the way!), raising a family, and trying to keep up with the blog there hasn’t been much time for anything else. But that’s ok.

This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! #apple #cakerecipes #easyrecipe #applecake

I know the beginning is always rough and a learning process so we just have to remember to be patient and keep trudging through. Do any of you have a business of your own? Please feel free to comment and leave all the suggestions!!

But anyhoo, let’s chat about this cake shall we?

This cake is super easy, trust me. There are a few steps involved but I promise it’s easy.

This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! #apple #cakerecipes #easyrecipe #applecake

Tips about this Apple Crumb Cake

  • For the best flavor when baking with apples choose a couple different varieties. A few of my favorite apples to bake with are Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, and Granny Smith.
  • This cake is freezer friendly. Just skip the caramel topping before freezing and wrap tightly in plastic wrap and foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before drizzling with caramel topping.

Now be sure to hop on over to Love In My Oven for some more fall fun!!

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5 from 6 votes
This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat!
Apple Crumb Cake
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! 
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cake, easy apple cake recipes, fresh apple cake
Servings: 10
Calories: 651 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
CRUMB (STREUSEL) TOPPING:
  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (145g) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
SPICED APPLES:
  • 3 cups (300g) thinly sliced, peeled apples (about 2 large)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
CAKE:
  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (110g) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (56g) butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (118ml) buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
CARAMEL GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup (56g) butter
  • 1/4 cup (45g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
CRUMB (STREUSEL) TOPPING:
  1. In a medium bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add melted butter and vanilla. Stir with a fork to combine. Set aside. 

SPICED APPLES:
  1. In a large skillet cook apples in the butter over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. Simmer, uncovered until slightly thickened (about 30-60 seconds). Set aside. 

CAKE:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch square or round baking pan. Set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add melted butter, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla. Stir just until combined. 

  3. Spread 1/2 of the batter in prepared baking pan. Top with spiced apples and 3/4 cup of the reserved crumb topping. Top with remaining batter by dropping batter in small mounds and carefully spreading. It will not cover the entire top of the cake and that's ok. Sprinkle with remaining crumb topping. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean with no wet cake batter.

  4. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Serve with caramel glaze. 

CARAMEL GLAZE:
  1. In a small saucepan heat the butter, brown sugar, and heavy cream over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Cook for 1 minute.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt. Let stand 5 minutes to cool slightly. 

Recipe Notes

Tips about this Apple Crumb Cake

  • For the best flavor when baking with apples choose a couple different varieties. A few of my favorite apples to bake with are Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, and Granny Smith.
  • This cake is freezer friendly. Just skip the caramel topping before freezing and wrap tightly in plastic wrap and foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before drizzling with caramel topping.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Crumb Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 651 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Potassium 225mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 102g 34%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 45g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 15.3%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 20.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect fall treat! It's filled with spiced apples, an extra thick crumb layer, and a tender cake. Drizzle with an easy homemade caramel sauce for the perfect treat! #apple #cakerecipes #easyrecipe #applecake

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  • CoCo wrote:

    You had me at caramel glaze, Malinda! This looks fantastic. I’m definitely going to try it because I love all of these flavors and it will be perfect for a rainy day. Congratulations on your husbands new business venture. I know it’s an exciting and overwhelming time. My best advice is to prep as much as you can the night before by making a to-do list that way, you can hit the ground running with a plan as soon as you wake up. It sounds so simple but just getting our thoughts down and organized on paper always helps. Good luck, CoCo

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you so much CoCo!! I am a sucker for anything with caramel, lol!! And thank you so much for the advice, I need all I can get!! 🙂

  • Stacey @ Poofing the Pillows wrote:

    Malinda, this sounds wonderful! I can just imagine how wonderful the texture of this must be just be looking at your beautiful pictures. Pinning and sharing so I can make this too. Happy to be on this blog hop with you. 🙂

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you so much Stacey!! Thanks for stopping by and thank you so much for the pin!!

  • Kristi Mercer wrote:

    This looks so yummy Malinda! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you so much!! Let me know how you like it!!

  • Christine Vandormolen wrote:

    Hi Malinda, I love any kind of a crumb cake and this looks amazing. Happy Fall to you I will be pinning this!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you so much Christine! I too love a good crumb cake!! 🙂

  • Cindy@countyroad407 wrote:

    This sounds delicious! I am headed to the grocery store right now. So excited! Woo hoo! Thanks for sharing. Lovin this tour! Oh yeah, pinned!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you so much Cindy!! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the pin!!

  • Melissa Howell wrote:

    Oh my gosh, the caramel! Everything about this cake is divine!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you so much Melissa!! 🙂

  • Cindy wrote:

    Looks so good! Thanks for the recipe 😉

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you and you’re welcome!! 🙂

  • Kendra | www.joyinourhome.com wrote:

    This looks SO delicious I want to make it right now! And with apples leftover from our backyard tree, I might just have to! Thanks for shading!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you and I hope you enjoy!! Thanks for having me on the blog hop!!

  • Katherine | Love In My Oven wrote:

    This cake is so perfect, and just screams FALL! I can’t wait to try!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you so much!!

  • Lindsay Eidahl wrote:

    Oh my goodness – this looks so so good! Thank you for sharing! It has been fun touring with you this week!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Yes it has and thank you so much!!

  • kelly ballard wrote:

    This looks so yummy!! I love it!!!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you so much Kelly!! 🙂

  • Michelle @ The Painted Hinge wrote:

    Hi Malinda! This looks positively divine! This would make the perfect weekend breakfast treat with a cup of coffee on a cool fall morning. So happy to be hopping with you this week!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Yes it would!! Thank you!!

  • Julie Evink wrote:

    WOW! WOW! WOW! I want to stick my head in that right now!!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you so much Julie!! 🙂

  • Coleen Koehl wrote:

    WOW! I had some fresh apples off our tree and was looking for a new recipe. This was AMAZING. Can’t wait to make it again!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you very much!! 🙂

  • Danielle Green wrote:

    I can picture myself with a hot cup of coffee and a nice, big piece of the amazing looking apple crumb cake! Yum!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you!! 🙂

  • Vicki wrote:

    A delicious cake, and it didn’t last long around here as my husband loves desserts. The caramel sauce was to die for! Wondering if it would be good on ice cream?!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you so much and yes the caramel sauce is so good on everything, lol!!

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