Thursday, September 26, 2013

Apple Cake

Apple Cake or Apple Kuchen
My grandmother made apple cake when I was kid and it brings back such warm, happy feelings.

I don't know what it is about this cake, but it just feels good to make.
It is a breakfast cake but my family doesn't eat it for breakfast.

It is delicious and apple-y without too much cinnamon. 
I love a cake or pie with a crumb topping.
Make it first.

Crumb Topping

1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 granulated sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 Tb. butter
Mix together until crumbs are about the size of a pea or smaller.
Set aside

Apple Cake

1 1/2 cup flour
1 /2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup half and half
2/3 cup water
1 egg 
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. double acting baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Combine ingredients and pour into a greased 9 x 9 inch square pan.
Spread half the batter into the pan.
Sprinkle 1 cup apples on top of batter.
I used a Honey Crisp apple but you could use Granny Smith for more tang.
Sprinkle apple layer with some of the crumb topping.

Cover with remaining batter and a final layer of crumbs.

Bake at 375 degrees.

I baked the 9x9 pan for about 40 minutes or until the tooth pick came out clean. 

When my oldest was in school this was what he shared for family heritage day.
We were hoping he would bring the leftovers home...

That did not happen. 
Linking with,
The Charm of Home 


  1. I love a crumb cake, and this one sounds good. I'm going to pin it for future reference!

  2. this cake looks easy and wonderful. can't wait to try it. thanks for all the great recipes.