Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake You Will Fall in Love With

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This apple cinnamon crumb cake has been one of my family’s favorites since I can remember. It has a delicious topping that can be used for many flavors of cake. This cake is so absolutely delicious, it can even be served on its own without the topping.

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And this recipe can easily be doubled and freezes extremely well. So double the recipe and make one with the topping and one without, and you’ve got two different cakes as easy as 1, 2, 3!


Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake & Muffins

4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 (9 inch round cake)
Calories 389



  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 packet baking powder (1 1/4 teaspoons or 5 grams)
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 1/2 apples ((I eat the other half 😉))

Crunch Topping

  • 1 cup dark or light brown sugar ((We don't have that here, so I use Moscovado Sugar))
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • Beat eggs well with sugar and vegetable oil
  • Add flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and mix for two minutes.
  • While cake batter is mixing, peel and thinly slice an apple. Cut the slices in thirds.
  • Line your baking pan with baking paper to make for easy clean-up.
  • Pour into the pan of your choice and add the apple slices on top. With a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon, gently press the apple slices a bit into the batter. They should not be completely submerged.
  • Crunch Topping (optional):
  • Combine flour and cinnamon
  • Add brown sugar
  • Mix by hand until thoroughly combined
  • Sprinkle generously on top of cake
  • Bake at 350F / 170C for 50 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick. If needed, continue to bake in increments of 5 – 10 minutes.


Bakes well in any shape cake or muffin pan.
Calories: 389kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, cake, cupcakes, dessert, muffins, Rosh Hashana, Shabbat


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 389kcal | Protein: 3g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

And when you’re done with this apple cinnamon crumb cake, here’s some unforgettable Italian cookies to try!


    • rebbetzinunplugged Reply

      Thank you so much, Cindy! I am excited for you to try it too. Let me know how it goes!

  1. Kate Ralton Reply

    5 stars
    Your family recipe looks delicious, thank you, I especially like the ‘click‘ faculty to double or triple the quantities. It’s not apple season in Australia, but of course they’re still in the shops, My favourite variety, which I’ve only seen at our local Farmer’s Market, is Calville Blanc d’Hiver, a lovely tart apple which is perfect for eating and for cooking… I’m printing your recipe!

    • rebbetzinunplugged Reply

      Hello Kate! I’m so glad you find the ingredient quantity adjuster useful. I’ve tried to make the website as user friendly and enjoyable as possible. Have a wonderful Spring in Australia and I hope you enjoy the cake as much as we do. Let me know if you have any recipe requests! xo

  2. Looks delicious!!
    I think we’ll try these tomorrow… I like the idea of baking this recipe in muffins!

    • rebbetzinunplugged Reply

      Hi Sonia! They are great as muffins. A perfect snack to send off with them when they go out to work or play!

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