Apple Streusel Cake

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Nehal’s done with his exams a week ago and is having his friends drop by. Yesterday, while they played, cycled and screamed their lungs off, I got myself to bake in the sultry weather, quickly took pictures of the final outcome before they barged in with hunger pangs.

I had some red apples with an unusual tart flavor sitting in the refrigerator for more than 2 weeks. Obviously they were no takers. Put them to good use by preparing a bookmarked Apple Streusel Cake recipe from Sheba’s lovely blog. Do check out her awesome bakes. Made a few changes to the original recipe and am satisfied with the outcome. Cinnamon flavored, tender, perfectly laced with apples and not an overly sweet cake. The boys were more than happy to devour the cake (and muffins) alongside Iced cocoa.

Apple Streusel Cake Recipe

Preparation: 15 mts, Baking: 1 hr



1 1/4 cup all purpose flour/maida

pinch of salt

1 1/2 tsp baking pwd

1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup butter

2 eggs

1/2 tsp cinnamon pwd

4 tbsps low fat milk

1 large apple (tart), peeled, cored and sliced

For topping:

1/4 cup maida

2 1/2 tbsps butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon pwd

1 Preheat oven to 175 C. Grease and flour a round baking pan. Prepare the topping by combining brown sugar, cinnamon pwd and maida well. Cut the butter into this mixture using a fork until it appears crumbly. You can also add a few tbsps of chopped walnuts. Keep aside.
2 Sieve maida, baking pwd and salt in a bowl.
3 In another bowl, cream butter and sugar. Use a hand blender to make a smooth creamy mixture. Add the beaten eggs and combine well. Add cinnamon pwd and combine.
4 Fold in the maida mixture little by little alternating with milk. Do not over beat, just fold the dry till there is not trace of any flour.
5 Pour batter into the greased and floured pan. Smooth the top using a spatula. Arrange the apple slices on top. Sprinkle the streusel topping liberally. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hr or till a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool, slice and serve at room temperature.

For muffins ~ Spoon a tbsp of cake batter in a muffin liner. Top with peeled and chopped apple, sprinkle topping and bake for 25-27 mts at 175 C.

Apple Streusel Muffin

Apple Streusel Cake

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  apple
  •   all purpose flour
  •   butter
  •   eggs
  •   sugar


Nehal's done with his exams a week ago and is having his friends drop by. Yesterday, while they played, cycled and screamed their lungs off, I got myself to bake in the sultry weather, quickly took pictures of the final outcome before they barged in with hunger pangs.
  • swetha

    looks great

  • harini-jaya

    awesome recipe!! nice way to use up the apples lying in my fruit bowl !! thx for sharing

  • madhulika

    hi sailu, i’m a recent fan of your site–really enjoy your recipes. the one you have posted today looks great and i am going to try it. just a small confusion– the photo is titled apple streusel coffee cake–are we missing an ingredient in the recipe or is the “coffe” a mistake in the title?

    • Sailu

      This cake basically is a type of cake that can be served over a cup of coffee and hence the term ‘coffee’ in the recipe name. Not necessarily a coffee flavored cake. 🙂

  • Apu

    Oh lovely!! I love all coffee cakes!!

  • Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    wow Sailu, yum recipe.

  • Namitha

    Hi Sailu…The cake looks fabulous . I love streusel topping too 🙂

  • Memoria

    Wow. This is the prettiest coffee cake I’ve ever seen. I love the photo of the crumble on top of the cake and revealing some of the apples. Lovely shot.

  • cynthia d’silva

    Good Morning Maam,

    Thanks for the beautiful blog that u have, I have tried most of the receipes from your blog, and yesterday it was THE BEST when I tried your Goan Chicken Vindaloo. Tooooo good and lip smacking.

    Keep up the good work of posting such good receipes.

    With love and good wishes to you and your family.

    Cynthia (Kuwait)

  • pr117

    Thx Sailugaru,
    Yummy cake. perfect for children holidays. Excellent photographs showing the crust.

  • Rupa

    Hi Sailu,

    I am a vegetarian…can this be made eggless? would love to try it….any advice on the substitutes I can use???

    • Sailu

      2 tbsps flax seed pwd and 1/4 cup of water and cook over low flame till thick and gooey. Cool and use in place of the eggs. Even yogurt works good, add about 1/4 cup yogurt in place of the eggs.

  • Ammu

    Sailu, I am a great fan of your site. I had a question, will be grateful if you could answer it.

    I recently moved to India from the US. I bought Onida convection microwave oven. Is it possible to bake cakes in this? My cousin says the cake will not get the right texture.

    • Sailu

      I use an OTG to bake, Ammu. I never tried baking in a MW.

  • Sandhya

    Dear sailu
    i tried this cake recipe and it was great!I dint use measurements as per US standards. I made use of medium sized dessert katori(cups) for cup measurement. I have a request..Can u plz teach how to make chocolate cake?
    i am waiting..

    • Sailu

      I’m glad you liked the cake, Sandhya. Here’s the link to a simple chocolate cake recipe.

  • Indhu

    I have a lot of apples lying around… I should use them to make this cake.. love the pictures 🙂

  • Anne

    Thanks for this Apple Cake recipe. This looks very delicious. Maybe I`ll try it next Sunday. It looks totally fabulous!

  • Alexis

    This looks fantastic, thanks for the instructions. I will try to prepare one on my daughter’s next birthday party.

  • mayne

    I noticed this recipe is cooked @ (Celsius temp. 175) ….what is that in degrees? And are there any other different measurements in this recipe?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • यमिले

    I want to make this recipe, other than maida which other flour alternatives would be best for the cake?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      You can use whole wheat flour.

  • Yoz34

    I made the cake, it turned out very good. Love the flavor! However I used all purpose flour the cake needed a little bit more moisture. Can you give me reccomendations.