Which is your favorite fall ingredient:  apple or pumpkin?  I am pretty torn between the two, but when combined with brown sugar and nuts, apples might just win my vote.  Apple Streusel Cake is the epitome of fall.  A moist cake, stuffed with apples and topped with a generous amount of brown sugar streusel is perfect for breakfast as a coffee cake or for dessert with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Apple Streusel Cake {satisfymysweettooth.com}

Apple Streusel Cake {satisfymysweettooth.com}

No matter what kind of cake you make, if you make it in a bundt pan, the result is bound to beautiful and impressive.  This Apple Streusel Cake is no exception and will dazzle anyone who you place it in front of.  And this cake is huge so it’s great for a crowd.  I brought it into work for someone’s birthday and there was not a piece wasted.

Apple Streusel Cake {satisfymysweettooth.com}

No matter if your favorite fall ingredient is apple or not, this Apple Streusel Cake is worth a try.

Apple Streusel Cake {satisfymysweettooth.com}

Apple Streusel Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 12-16 servings

A moist cake packed with tart apples and crumbly brown sugar streusel

Ingredients

    For the cake
  • 3/4 cup (12 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 (16-ounce) container plain greek yogurt (I used nonfat)
  • 3 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and diced
  • For the streusel
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup (8 Tbsp) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

    For the streusel
  1. In a medium bowl, combine al ingredients with a pastry cutter or your fingers until a coarse, crumbly mixture is formed. Set aside.
  2. For the cake
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Liberally grease and flour a 14-cup bundt pan.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars with an electric mixer. Add eggs, vanilla and yogurt and mix to combine. Mix in flour, baking powder and baking soda until well blended.
  5. Scoop half of the cake batter into the prepared pan. Top this batter with 1/4 cup of the streusel, the apples and another 1/2 cup of the streusel.
  6. Top with remaining batter. Sprinkle remaining streusel over the top evenly. Press the streusel down into the batter lightly with your hands.
  7. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes before removing and serving.
  9. Recipe adapted from Woman's Day magazine

Apple Streusel Cake {satisfymysweettooth.com}

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10 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Alyssa
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    I definitely favor apple over pumpkin, and this looks incredible. I definitely want to try it out this weekend!

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Oct 22, 2013 @ 5:19 pm

      I hope you are able to try this cake and love it Alyssa!

      Reply

  2. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    I think I prefer apples too! I have a can of pumpkin in the cupboard, but haven’t used it yet and made an apple dessert last week (for Richie’s Bday). I wish I had seen this recipe two weeks ago, I’ve been looking for an apple cake recipe! Maybe he’ll get two Birthday treats this year! 🙂

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    • Mercedes
      Oct 22, 2013 @ 5:19 pm

      Happy belated Birthday to Richie! I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if you made him a 2nd cake!

      Reply

  3. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

    I love apple desserts, this is a perfect fall cake!

    Reply

  4. ATasteOfMadness
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    It’s so true! That’s why I’m so sad that I don’t have a bundt pan! I JUST made a cake, but it doesn’t look nearly as good as this! YuM!!

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Oct 22, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

      This cake will be just delicious no matter what type of pan you make it in! And it’s always nice to have something like a bundt pan in mind for ideas for birthday or holiday gifts 😉

      Reply

  5. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    Oh, I’d love a big slice with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!

    Reply

  6. Luv What You Do
    Oct 25, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    This is my kind of cake!

    Reply

  7. Christie
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:18 am

    This looked so delicious I made it tonight for a Bakeoff at my office tomorrow. I hope it tastes as good as it smells!!

    Reply

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