Apple Streusel Cake

Apple Streusel Cake


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About this recipe: A delicious cake, which is decadent enough to serve for dessert. Moist sponge cake is layered with apples and cinnamon streusel, before being baked to perfection. Enjoy as is or with ice cream, cream or custard.


Makes: 14 - 16 servings

  • For the Streusel
  • 60g plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 175g dark brown soft sugar
  • 30g butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • For the Cake
  • 175g butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250ml soured cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 375g plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons apple jam

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. For the Streusel: Mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, dark brown soft sugar, butter and walnuts until crumbly. Set aside.
  2. For the Cake: Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, then soured cream and vanilla. In another bowl, stir together the flour, salt and baking powder. Beat into the creamed mixture.
  3. Pour half of the batter into a greased and floured tube cake tin. Sprinkle with half the streusel mixture. Arrange apples on top and dot with jam. Pour over remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining streusel.
  4. Bake the cake at 180 C / Gas 4 oven for 1 hour or until it tests done with a skewer. Transfer to a rack to cool.

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