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Apple walnut streusel cake

Sujata Limbu
15 minutes
Prep Time
50 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Apple walnut streusel cake RECIPE

This amazing cake highlights apple's delicious flavor and the wonderful texture of the walnuts.

Recipe Tags

  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • European
  • Blending
  • Baking
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Batter Ingredients:
  2. 1 cup all purpose flour
  3. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1/3 cup Milk
  5. 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  6. 2 large apples, peeled, and cut into thin slices
  7. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 1 egg
  10. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  11. Streusel Topping Ingredients:
  12. 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  13. 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  14. 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  15. 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  16. 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  17. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  18. Icing sugar, to dust on top (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Take an 8 inch baking pan and grease it with butter and dust with flour.
  2. To make the streusel topping:
  3. Take a bowl, add the flour, sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt to mix together. Cut the butter and add it into this mixture to resemble coarse crumbs. Then put in the walnuts and stir well together. Keep this aside.
  4. To make the Cake Batter:
  5. In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt and whisk it well together.
  6. Also beat the butter separately in the electric mixer or with the help of a hand mixer, until it is smooth and creamy. Then add the sugar and beat till its light and fluffy. Next, add the egg and vanilla extract and beat it well together.
  7. Now, pour in the the flour batter into this butter mixture by alternately pouring in the milk and beat till it is combined well.
  8. Carefully pour this batter into the prepared pan and press the top part gently with the back of a spoon.
  9. Next, arrange the apple slices beautifully on top of this batter and sprinkle the streusel topping generously on top.
  10. Bake this cake for 45 - 50 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Once cooked, remove it from the oven and place on a wire rack to let it cool.
  11. Serve warm with a dash of icing sugar sprinkled on top.

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