Apple Streusel Bundt Cake

Apple Streusel Bundt Cake

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Total: 75 mins
Servings: 12 to 16 servings
Yield: 1 cake
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
461 Calories
21g Fat
63g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 461
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 194mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This delicious apple cake is filled with a mixture of chopped apples and a spiced pecan and brown sugar streusel. It makes a fabulous coffee cake or dessert. 

Serve it as is or add a simple vanilla glaze. See the quick vanilla glaze instructions below the recipe.

“This is the fall recipe you need. I love a crumb cake, and the apples cook with the streusel to begin to caramelize to create the perfect fall dessert. This recipe is perfect to kickoff apple season!” —Tracy Wilk

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For the Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup (4-ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, more for the pan

  • 3/4 cup (3 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour, more for the pan

  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

For the Cake:

  • 3 1/4 cups (14 1/2-ounces) all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3/4 cup (6-ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 2 cups (16-ounces) vanilla yogurt

  • 3 medium apples, such as Golden Delicious, or Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and diced

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Apple Streusel Bundt Cake ingredients

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  2. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350 F/180 C/Gas 4. Generously grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan or nonstick Bundt cake pan.

    floured and buttered bundt pan

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  3. Make the streusel by combining the butter pieces, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Mix with a fork until crumbly, and the butter is blended in well.

    sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon in a bowl

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  4. Stir in chopped pecans. Set aside.

    chopped pecans added to the flour mixture

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  5. Make the cake by combining the flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.

    flour, baking powder, baking soda in a separate bowl

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  6. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract and vanilla yogurt.

    Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, hand mixer

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  7. Beat in the dry ingredients with the mixer on low speed, just until blended.

    wet and dry ingredients in a bowl

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  8. Spoon about 3 cups of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the streusel mixture and the apples, then 1/2 cup of the streusel mixture.

    apple streusel ingredients in the bundt pan

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  9. Spoon remaining batter over streusel apple layer. Then top with remaining streusel. Press streusel down lightly into the batter.

    Apple Streusel Bundt Cake ingredients in the bundt pan

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  10. Bake cake until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.

    Apple Streusel Bundt Cake

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  11. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan.

    Apple Streusel Bundt Cake

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  12. Hold a baking sheet over the top of the cake and carefully invert it. Remove tube pan or Bundt pan; cool completely. Move to a serving plate and ice with vanilla glaze, if desired, before serving.

    Apple Streusel Bundt Cake

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  • Quick Vanilla Glaze - Combine 1 1/2 cups of confectioners' sugar with 3 tablespoons of soft butter. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 2 to 4 tablespoons of hot water, or enough to make a glaze that can be drizzled over the cake.