|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 12 to 16|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 21g||27%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||50%|
|Total Carbohydrate 63g||23%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||9%|
|Total Sugars 37g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||2%|
|*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.|
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
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
Gather the ingredients.
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.
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.
Stir in chopped pecans. Set aside.
Make the cake by combining the flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.
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.
Beat in the dry ingredients with the mixer on low speed, just until blended.
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.
Spoon remaining batter over streusel apple layer. Then top with remaining streusel. Press streusel down lightly into the batter.
Bake cake until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.
Cool for 5 minutes in the pan.
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.
- 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.