Country Apple Crumb Cake

Recipe by eclairekat
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly butter a 9 inch square pan and dust with flour (you can also use nonstick spray).
  • For the topping, melt 1 tbsp butter in a skillet. Add the apple slices and saute over medium high heat for 2 minutes (stir often). Move the slices to a plate and allow to cool while preparing the cake.
  • For the cake, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, cream the butter (1/2 cup) and cream cheese in a large bowl.
  • Gradually add in the sugar, 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the flour, a third at a time, blending well after each addition.
  • Add the vanilla and lemon zest.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth it with a spoon.
  • To finish the topping, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until you have uniform crumbs.
  • Sprinkle half of the crumbs over the batter, then add the apple slices.
  • Top with the apples with the remaining crumbs.
  • Bake the cake on the center rack for 50-60 minutes. When the cake is done,it will pull away from the sides and the top will be golden brown.
  • Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack.