Super easy to make, this buttery, moist and soft apple cake has layers of thinly sliced apples and a sweet and flavorful streusel topping! Just perfect with a cup of coffee!
I don’t even know how to begin describing this apple cake. It’s buttery, moist, soft, with thinly sliced apples and topped with a sweet cinnamon streusel topping. If you ask me, the layers of soft apples and the cinnamon streusel topping are the best part. Better than any frosting! I usually pick up the topping and the soft apples before eating the rest of the cake. Just like a picky eater!
The apples make this cake incredible moist. They not only release moisture during baking but their moisture makes the cake stay fresh for days after the cake is baked (that if the cake lasts that long!)
If I have to pick one fruit to make desserts with year round, it would be a tie between apples and berries. I love them both equally, either to eat fresh or to bake with. This apple cake makes indeed a wonderful fall dessert but since somehow winter has not arrived in my area, I can still enjoy a slice.
Plus, since it’s so easy to make, I see no reason you should not be making it for you and your family to enjoy while sipping on a cup of cocoa, coffee or tea. You can either have a piece in the morning or in the afternoon. Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone if you have two slices!
Like I mentioned earlier, the cake is super easy to make.
You start with the cinnamon streusel topping – just combine either in a bowl of a food processor cold butter, sugar, cinnamon and self rising flour. I know self rising flour is one of those ingredients you don’t use very often, but I have tried this cake recipe using all-purpose flour and baking powder but the results were not as delicious as I hoped.
For the cake you’ll also need self rising flour, soft butter, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, milk and thinly sliced apples. I used granny smith apples but you can also use any cooking apples you have on hand. Honey crisp and Roma apples are one of my favorites as well.
The cake batter is thick, you’ll need a spoon or a spatula to arrange it into a 9″ round cake pan. One you smooth out the top, arrange the apple slices in an even layer. Finish the cake with the streusel topping before baking it. Keep in mind the cake requires little over an hour in the oven and a few hours to cool completely before you can slice it! I usually make it in the evenly and have a slice with my morning cup of coffee! After all that’s why is called coffee cake, right?
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