Apple Streusel Cake

mmmm…. Nothing beats the smell of apples and cinnamon baking in your kitchen! This cake is a perfect breakfast or dessert. Have a slice with a cup of coffee or with a scoop of ice cream. Yum! It’s easy to make, there are no weird ingredients and will satisfy your sweet tooth. So, here we go. Let’s go make an apple streusel…

What you will need:

8 or 9 inch springform pan, greased and floured

For the streusel:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, or pecans

For the cake:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces

To make the streusel:

In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and cinnamon. Cut the butter in with a fork or pastry blender until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the nuts and set aside.

To make the cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat the butter until smooth. Beat in sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Slowly add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk until just combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan and even out with the back of a spoon. Evenly spread out the apple pieces on top and then the streusel.

Bake for about 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack before serving. Enjoy!

Just look at those layers and cinnamon crumbs 🙂

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