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Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup (65 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (55 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons (40 grams) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup (50 grams) toasted and coarsely chopped nuts (can use almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts or pecans)


  • 3 cups of diced apples (either delicious, cortland, macintosh, honey crisp, empire, spartan apples)
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil (canola)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 3 large apples (sliced for top of cake)

Note: For Keto (low carb diet) substitute 1 cup of flour for 1/2 cup of gluten free flour mixture and 1/2 cup of Almond flour. Instead of 2 eggs + 1 yolk substitute with 3 egg white, whipped to soft peaks and add 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tarter along with 1 egg yolk. For the topping use Splenda instead of brown sugar and use gluten free flour mixture.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F


Put flour, cinnamon, salt and brown sugar into a bowl. Cut in cold butter and with your hands combining until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Mix in the nuts. Set aside


  1. Mixture 1: In a bowl combine eggs and sugar and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy
  2. Mixture 2: Take 2 cups of apples and put in a food processor and pulse to make small pieces. Put into a bowl and add the remaining apple pieces and orange zest
  3. Mixture 3: Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl
  4. Combine mixture 1 and 2 together. Then stir in mixture 3 (flour combination) a little at a time to the combined mixture 1 and 2
  5. Add 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and stir
  6. Grease and flour a spring form pan
  7. Pour batter into pan
  8. Slice your 3 large apples and arrange on top of the batter
  9. Sprinkle topping mixture over apples
  10. Bake in a spring form pan (1 hour) or until toothpick comes out clean