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This Apple Crumb Cake is full of warm spices, apple chunks, and Greek yogurt to keep it soft! This recipe has a super thick crumb layer and is a perfect fall cake.

Apple Crumb Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1 9-inch cake
Author Rachel Conners

Ingredients

For the cake

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups peeled & diced apples

For the crumb topping

  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon table salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 stick, melted and still warm
  • cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 9-inch springform pan or a 9-inch cake pan with 3-inch sides.
  2. Prepare the crumb topping: Whisk sugars, cinnamon, salt, and butter in medium bowl to combine. Add flour and stir until mixture resembles thick, cohesive dough. Set aside to cool to room temperature, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat together the butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed until well combined. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add the Greek yogurt and mix. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the chopped apples. The batter will be quite thick.
  4. Spread batter in the prepared pan. Top with the crumb topping. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 60-70 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for about 15 minutes. Remove the sides from the pan and slide the cake onto the rack.