Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

This cake is great with a cup of coffee. Sometimes I divide the batter into two 8-inch cake pans and give one as a gift.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter the bottom only of a 9x13-inch pan; set aside.
  3. In mixing bowl, beat all cake ingredients for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour into prepared pan.
  5. In small bowl, combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over cake batter.
  6. Bake for about 1 hour or when a toothpick inserted in center comes out dry.
  7. Note: When I make two 8-inch cakes I line the cake pans with foil.
  8. They don't take as long to bake.
  9. When the cakes have cooled I remove the cake and foil from the pan then peel the foil off the cake taking care not to disturb the crumb topping.
  10. This cake also freezes well.


Most Helpful

I chose this recipe because it used more apples than most others. I did use half the sugar it calls for as I just felt like that was too much for my liking. I tasted the batter before pouring it in to the dish to make sure and it was plenty sweet for me with 1 cup sugar. I made in a 9 x 13 pan as you mentioned and mine only took 30 minutes to bake - I feel if it had gone a full hour it would have been burnt. I loved the flavor and texture. I adore walnuts in this and most other things. It is especially delicious right out of the oven.

Pam-I-Am November 09, 2006

Made this for a family dinner the other night and everyone loved it! All wanted left overs to take home. I did reduce the sugar to a cup in the batter as one reviewer had said. Wish I would have added another half cup or the whole 2 cups. The batter was perfectly sweet but when i baked it the sugar sweetness went down in my opinion. Overall the recipe is great. The cake is super moist. I thought it was even better the next day at room temperature!

Jmb22 March 25, 2014

Very delicious and moist, I will be making this cake for years to come. Although the next time I will reduce the sugar content in the topping.

Chef Patti February 02, 2005

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