Apple Streusel Cake

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Apple Filling

  • 2 1/4 cups peeled and chopped apples (about 3 medium apples)
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour* 
  • 3/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, frozen and grated
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla flavored)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup water 
  • Caramel, drizzle on top (optional)
  • *Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with non-stick baking spray (or butter and flour) and set aside.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, add peeled and chopped apples, apple pie spice, cinnamon, light brown sugar, corn starch, vanilla extract, and water. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook for roughly 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Cook until apples soften and liquid thickens and becomes syrupy. Set apple mixture aside and allow to cool while you prepare cake.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, sugar, apple pie spice, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. Add grated butter. Use a fork to press mixture together until it becomes crumbly. Scoop out 1/2 cup of mixture and set it aside.
  4. Add beaten egg, yogurt, vanilla extract, and water. Using a firm spatula or wooden spoon, fold and press ingredients together until just combined - careful not to over mix.
  5. Add a little more than half of batter to bottom of cake pan. Using a spoon, spread mixture out to sides of pan. Top with apple mixture, again spreading to sides of pan. (NOTE: Greasing back of a spoon will help spread batter around easier.)
  6. Next, dollop scoops of remaining batter over apple mixture. Evenly sprinkle reserved crumb topping over pan. Place cake pan onto a cookie sheet, in case any of filling bubbles over during baking.
  7. Bake for 55-60 minutes. Once baked, remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
  8. Drizzle some caramel sauce on top before serving. Can also be served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or enjoyed for breakfast with a cup of coffee.
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Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Jessica Segarra @TheNoviceChef.

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