Apple Crumb Cake

For Father’s Day 2020, Dad requested an apple crumb cake for our brunch gathering.  This cake is very versatile as a brunch cake or an after dinner dessert. You could even swap the apples for other fruits like pear or peach to change it up!

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Prep Time: 45 minutes

Bake TIme: 40-45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


Crumb Ingredients

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  1. Combine sugars, oats, cinnamon, and salt
  2. Add the melted butter and combine fully with a fork
  3. Add flour and stir with fork to create crumbs
  4. Set aside

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (room temp)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs (room temp)
  • ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt (room temp)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 baking apples (like Granny Smith, Fuji, Cortland
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice


  1. Peel, core, and dice your apples.  Add them to a bowl and combine with cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.  Set aside
  2. In another bowl, combine all dry ingredients
  3. In a stand mixer bowl, cream together the butter and sugar
  4. Add eggs, yogurt and vanilla to the butter and sugar.  Mix on medium speed until well incorporated.
  5. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

Assemble your cake!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a 10” bundt pan or springform pan with a bundt insert with butter or nonstick cake spray.
  3. Put ½ of your crumb into the bottom of the pan.
  4. Then layer all of your apples on top of the crumb.
  5. Layer your cake batter.
  6. Top with remaining crumb and press lightly into the batter.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Serve with sprinkled powdered sugar.

Try it with my Salted Bourbon Caramel drizzled on top!

If you like this recipe, check out our other Cakes like Chocolate Oreo Drip Cake.