Decadent Apple Crumb Cake

Decadent Apple Crumb Cake

This is a rich dense apple crumb cake with a fall flavor. Take it to a potluck and everyone will want the recipe.





  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch baking pan and dust with flour.


  • Prepare the topping and then set aside: Mix the ½ cup margarine with the ¾ cup flour and ¾ cup sugar together until like breadcrumbs. Add the herbs and ⅛ tsp salt.
  • Slice the apples and cook in 1 tbsp margarine until softened. Put aside to cool.

Prepare the batter:

  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl.
  • In a separate bowl cream the ½ cup margarine and the cream cheese or sour cream. Add the sugar half a cup at a time. Add the egg replacer and beat well.
  • Combine the flour with the butter mixture, adding ⅓ of it at a time. Add the vanilla and lemon zest.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and smooth it with a spatula.
  • Spread half of the crumb mixture over the batter. Layer the apple slices on top of that, and then cover with the rest of the crumb mixture.
  • Bake on the center rack for 50 to 60 minutes. Test with a toothpick. (should come out clean) Transfer cake to a rack and cool completely in pan. Slice and serve.


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