A warm welcome to fall…Apple Crumb Cake

apple4Oh how do I love this time of year.   As fall approaches a very familiar warm feeling just comes over me.  It starts with the changing of the leaves, the cooling of the weather and the need for scarves.   Maybe it’s the upcoming holidays or the pumpkins and pears and luscious apples that are in season…whatever the reason is, I love fall.   This dessert is a salute to fall, its applelicious and full of spices and oh so good.   Its a crumb cake that has a secret layer of brown sugared apples hidden beneath the crunchy, cinnamon crumbs…oh what a treat!  I was  hesitant to bake this cake because I knew that I cannot resist anything apple flavored.  So far I’m not doing well, I’ve had a huge chunk of cake for lunch and probably will do so again at dinner time…oh well…I tried.


Apple Crumb Cake

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 cup flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup apple juice

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 apple, peeled, cored and slice thinly

2 tbsp brown sugar

powdered sugar to dust over top.

Crumb Topping

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup butter or margarine


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Crumb Topping

Mix flour, cinnamon, sugar and margarine together in a bowl with a fork until crumbly.  Set aside.

Cake Batter

Oil and Flour a 8×8 pan. In a small bowl mix sliced apples with 2 tbsp brown sugar, set aside.  Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl, set aside.  Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add egg one at a time, make sure each egg is well incorporated before adding another egg.  With the mixer on a low speed, alternately add flour mixture and apple juice to mixture, mix well.  Add vanilla extract.  Pour into prepared baking dish.

Place apple slices in one layer across the top of the batter.  Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over apple slices.  Place into oven and bake for 50 mins.  Allow to cool before dusting with powdered sugar.





  1. September 23, 2009 / 1:30 pm

    yum yum this cake is beautiful. Even looking at it I can imagine how good it taste.What a treat

  2. September 24, 2009 / 10:11 am

    We still have summer weather here, but my taste buds are turning to cinnamon and apples.
    I have saved this recipe to make in a few weeks when our apples are out.
    –crumb toppings are my fav.

  3. September 25, 2009 / 4:40 am

    wow those look yummy! makes me crave for pastries!

  4. September 25, 2009 / 6:34 am

    I have to try this one. On a side note. Can you do a great salad recipe for me? *grin*

  5. JehanP
    September 25, 2009 / 6:34 am

    that’s coming soon…keep posted.

  6. September 25, 2009 / 6:52 am

    that looks amazing! I love apple crumb cake and the crumb topping looks really good too

  7. Terri
    September 30, 2009 / 11:49 am

    It tastes amazing!! Its hard to stop with just one piece!!! Thanks Jehan!!!! The whole family enjoys it!

  8. Monique
    October 10, 2010 / 2:59 pm

    Just finish making this cake!!!! Its so yummy!!! My son loves it, this will be a great hit at family functions. That’s for the great recipe!

  9. Judy
    August 19, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    Looks wonderful!!! I love all sorts of crumb cake.Do you like nuts? Nut topping is especially yummy! God bless ! 🙂

  10. JehanP
    August 25, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    Judy a nut topping sounds amazing!