Apple Crisp Crumb Cake

Apple Crisp Crumb Cake is the perfect mix of the classic New York Crumb Cake with large chunks of buttery crumb topping and the ultimate apple crisp.

We love all things Apple Crisp and this cake is the perfect mixture of coffee cake and perfect apple crisp topping.

Apple Crisp Crumb Cake is the perfect mix of the classic New York Crumb Cake with large chunks of buttery crumb topping and the ultimate apple crisp.Apple Crisp Crumb Cake marries the traditional New York Crumb Cake with all the fall flavors of an apple crisp. Topped with Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce you won’t even mind Monday morning’s with a slice of this cake and a giant cup of coffee.

Coffee cakes and baked breakfast items are one of the only times I’ll actually eat breakfast. Normally my giant cup of coffee is the only thing I want in the morning (and by giant I mean GIANT. My cup hold 3 large Keurig brews). I’m also a more savory than sweet person, so desserts aren’t usually something I look for. But crumb cake and apple crisp are my favorite of each of these meals.

Apple Crisp meets NY Crumb Cake to make Apple Crisp Crumb Cake, the best breakfast treat ever!

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Tips for making the perfect crumb cake:

  • The temperature of your crumb mixture is essential. If not chilled the butter will be too soft and the crumb will melt into more of a shell. Keep it cold just until it is crumbled on top of the batter.
  • This is a tall cake, cooking lower for a longer period of time is better to ensure it is baked through. The apples will also help keep it moist.
  • If you find the top is browning too much tent it with some foil.
  • Crumb cakes tend to dry out quickly if left uncovered. Make sure you cover the cake when storing.

Easy and a showstopper, you'll LOVE this Apple Crisp Crumb Cake!

Tools used in the making of this Apple Crisp Crumb Cake:
Springform Pan: I could’ve also done this in a 9×13 pan but with the caramel drizzle your guests will love it in beautiful slices.
Caramel Sauce: If you don’t want to make it yourself this is my go-to for pre-made.
Cake Stand with Cover: I keep cakes moist in this stand, and its beautiful. The dome is also tall, so layered cakes fit nicely.

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Apple Crisp Crumb Cake

Apple Crisp Crumb Cake is the perfect mix of the classic New York Crumb Cake with large chunks of buttery crumb topping and the ultimate apple crisp.
Yield 12 Servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder



  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), melted and still warm
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour (7 ounces)
  • 1 fuji apple diced
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup regular oats


  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter ¾ stick, cut into small pieces, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 fuji apple diced
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar



  • Add sugar, dark brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and butter into a bowl.
  • Whisk together and add in cake flour until combined. Form into a dough ball.
  • In a second bowl add the apple, cinnamon, oats and stir.
  • Let them sit until you are done making the cake.


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Use baking spray or butter and flour a cheesecake or cake pan.
  • In a stand mixer, add flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • On low speed, add butter in pieces.
  • Mix for 1-2 minutes, or until you no longer see the butter and the mixture looks like a crumble.
  • Add in your remaining cake ingredients, egg, egg yolk, vanilla, buttermilk, apple, cinnamon and brown sugar.
  • Mix until light and fluffy, another 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour and spread cake batter into greased baking pan.
  • Take the topping dough and break apart into chunks about the size of marbles over the dough in a uniform pattern.
  • Spoon over the apple topping over the crumbles.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a knife is inserted and comes out clean.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Keyword: Apple Crisp Crumb Cake
Apple Crisp Crumb Cake is the perfect mix of the classic New York Crumb Cake with large chunks of buttery crumb topping and the ultimate apple crisp.
The PERFECT fall treat! Apple Crisp Crumb Cake will make your morning's brighter!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. For the apple crisp crumb cake can a 9″ spring form pan be used? Thank you for this recipe sounds DELISH. Will be making it this weekend for company!!!!