Buttery Apple Loaf Cake

"This recipe appeared in Woman's Day. It is a buttery beautiful pound cake with delicious streusel in between and on top. Try it..it's worth every calorie."
photo by CulinaryQueen photo by CulinaryQueen
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Ready In:
1hr 35mins




  • Heat oven to 350°F Coat a 9 x 5 x 3-in. loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  • Streusel: Stir ingredients in a medium bowl with a fork until crumbly. Set aside.
  • Cake: Stir flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl until blended.
  • Beat eggs in a medium bowl with a fork just to blend. Stir in butter and milk to combine. Add to flour mixture and fold with a rubber spatula just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon half the batter into prepared pan; spread to cover bottom. Sprinkle with 1/2 the apples and 1/2 the streusel. Spoon on remaining batter, spreading to cover. Sprinkle with 1/2 the streusel, the remaining apples and then the remaining streusel.
  • Bake 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Run a knife around sides; invert cake onto rack. Turn streusel side up and let cool completely.

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  1. Very good cake. Great for when you a smaller apple cake!
  2. This cake is awesome! I added cinnamon to the batter as well for extra flavor. I found the topping to be more then I'd like so next time, think I'll half the topping. The batter also seemed thick but baked up nicely. I do think next time I'll add a bit more milk or egg. Still turned out great though.
  3. With the abundant crop of apples this year from our trees I was looking for a good apple bread recipe, this fit the bill. It was very tasty, moist, and flavorful. The streusel running through the middle of the loaf is the best!
  4. This was a great cake. Easy to stir together, easy to eat. In fact, the four of us almost polished it off in one day. (but I hid a slice for my morning coffee) Thanks for posting!
  5. This was tasty and fairly easy to put together. I made the streusel in the food processor and did not melt the butter, but used very cold butter. I added about a 1/2 cup of the apples to the batter itself and then used the rest as directed. I also had about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of streusel leftover because it was not going to fit into the pan! Reason being, my loaf pan is slightly smaller than what was called for. It was filled to the top and I put the loaf pan on a baking sheet in the oven just in case it decided to bubble over, which it did not. Great with a cuppa tea! Thanks!



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