Apple Crumble Cake

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Warm cinnamon apples and extra crumb topping are piled high on this ultra-soft apple crumb cake. This morning cake is rich, delightfully spiced, and drizzled with sweet maple icing. It’s a homemade rendition of traditional New York-style crumb cake, except this apple crumble cake is gluten, sugar-free, and vegan.

You’ve come to the correct place if crumb topping is your love language. Today is your lucky day if warm cinnamon apples are your favorite. Finally, if you’re looking for a soft buttery cake for breakfast, then this recipe is the best one.

Because we have apple crumb cake today!! It’s a sensible breakfast option, but it’s also great for lunch, supper, or dessert. You’re probably familiar with a similar recipe– today’s homemade apple crumb cake is essentially a cake version of my apple crumb muffins.

This Apple Crumble Cake is everything I’ve ever wanted in a cake. A crunchy crumbling top with a soft base of luscious apple pieces with a crisp streusel and a vanilla glaze.

Apple crumble cake

Dessert European
By Dada Shivananada Serves: 8-10
Prep Time: 45 mins Cooking Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

With loads of apples and the tastiest crumb topping ever, this is the apple crumble cake of your dreams.


  • 300g / 10½oz buckwheat flour sieved
  • 1 tbsp of bicarbonate soda
  • 200g coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 200g / 7oz coconut sugar or other variety you prefer
  • 200g / 7oz unsalted coconut butter at room temperature, cubed, plus a little for greasing
  • Zest of 2 lemon
  • 1 pod of vanilla or a tsp powder or essence.
  • For the filling
  • 450g / 1lb green apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1cm / ½in pieces
  • 100g / 2oz coconut sugar or other variety you prefer
  • Juice of 1 lemon sprinkled over apples
  • 2 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon



Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.


Place the buckwheat flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Taking a few cubes of butter at a time rub them into the flour mixture. Keep rubbing until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.


Spread a layer of butter in an ovenproof dish, then place the sliced apples evenly into an oven tray and sprinkle over with coconut sugar, cinnamon powder, lemon juice, and vanilla powder or essence.


Sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.


Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the crumble is browned and the fruit mixture begins bubbling you will certainly know it's ready when the aroma of apples cinnamon vanilla fills your kitchen.


Serve with thick cream of chocolate, carob, or custard.

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