Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake Recipe

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

Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake Recipe

How To Make Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Total: 1 hr 25 mins


For Crumb Topping:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

For Cake:

  • 3 cup granny smith apples, chopped, unpeeled
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 glass baking dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray; set aside.

Prepare crumb topping:

  1. 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.

Prepare the cake:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Beat just until incorporated. Scrape the bowl again and add yogurt and vanilla and mix on medium speed just until combined.

  4. 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.

  5. Spread bake layer in prepared baking dish. Drop chunks of the topping over cake layer until completely covered with a thick layer of topping.

  6. 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.


  • Sugar: 55g
  • :
  • Calcium: 83mg
  • Calories: 669kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 97g
  • Cholesterol: 103mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 162mg
  • Protein: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Sodium: 359mg
  • Vitamin A: 889IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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