Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Apple Streusel Cake

Before Halloween, my husband asked me if we could join the bake off challenge his boss organized. He told me that all who intend to participate should use the cooking apples given by one of his officemates. Although I never tried baking anything using apples before, I said "Yes".

Since it will be the same day as the pumpkin carving competition in their office, I didn't got the chance to do it the day before. Besides, I want the cake fresh when he takes it to his office. So, I woke up 5 in the morning to do the baking. It paid off big time as we won the challenge. Actually, there's two winners as our score was exactly the same as the others. 

The challenge was just for fun so I don't mind really if we win or not. I told my husband, "as long as you like it and your officemates like it, I'm cool with that." I'm pretty sure they liked it as it was gone in 60 seconds. 

So without further ado, let me present to you the wining cake, Apple Streusel Cake. 
Apple Streusel Cake

Won the Bake Off Challenge

Here's the recipe of Apple Streusel Cake that I used:


For Streusel Topping

90 g Irish Creamery Butter (any butter of your choice will do but don't use the light one as texture won't be the same)
90 g Caster Sugar
120 g self-raising flour 
pinch of ground cinnamon

For Batter
2 large cooking apples (peeled, cored and slice thinly)
180 g self-raising flour
120 g Irish Creamery Butter
120 g caster sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
icing sugar for dusting

Baking Procedure:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (about 10 -20 minutes before the oven reach the desired temperature).
  2. Use a 8 - 9-inch round springform cake tin. Grease it with butter.
  3. To make a streusel topping, sift the self-raising flour into a large bowl, add the butter (room temperature) and continue mixing it until you attain a crumbly mixture. Finally add in the caster sugar and keep it aside while you make the batter.
  4. For the batter, get another large bowl. Sift the flour, salt and cinnamon. Set it aside. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar lightly until you get a fluffy consistency. Slowly add in the egg while you mix it. Pour half of the flour mixture and fold it gently. Finally, add the rest of the flour mixture together with 2 tablespoons of milk. Again, fold gently. 
  5. Put the batter into your tin and level them using a spatula. Arrange the slices of apples on top of the batter and sprinkle the streusel topping. Bake for 1 hour or until the cake is firm and brown enough for you. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool before dusting with icing sugar.
  6. Serve with hot tea or coffee. 

About the Author



A wife to Z, a mom to baby A, a wannabe chef and an absolute food lover. If you like my thoughts and my food, follow me


  1. I loved this cake and loved to bake it. Really it needs more training to make it perfect.

  2. Interesting, I would like to consider and put these recipe in the food selection I have. Congratulations and love the little flag you mark on your cake

  3. Wow sis, you are becoming a great chef already!

  4. abi ni misis, try din nya ito. Baka nga lang daw mahirao hanapin ang ibang ingredients.

  5. Wow ang galing! I'm not really into apple in food but I would willingly try any cake, your cake was a hit, congrats!

  6. omg i love this one! would love to bake one soon!! haven't tried exploring other recipes for so long so this one sounds amazing!

  7. Looks so good! I know my hubby would love if I made this. Gonna bookmark this one!

  8. Yum, looks delicious. Your hubby so lucky he's got a wife who knows how to cook. My hubby's not as lucky, haha.


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