Streusel Apple Cake

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This is a traditional Ukrainian Apple Cake known as 'Yabluchnyk'. It is a delicious cake which is easy to prepare.

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    Serves: 12 

    • Cake
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1/4 cup (60g) white sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 125g butter
    • 1 egg, whisked
    • 1/3 cup (75ml) cream
    • 4 large apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
    • Streusel Topping
    • 1/2 cup (90g) brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons cold butter

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly butter a 20cm square cake tin.
    2. Sift together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir together the egg with the cream and gently mix into the flour until a soft dough has formed.
    3. Press into prepared baking dish. Layer the apples into the dish overlapping in neat rows.
    4. Streusel Topping: Mix the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over apples.
    5. Bake in preheated oven until apples have softened and topping has browned, about 25 minutes.

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    Something else. this looks delicous. will make it and write a review. Note. Step 3 in the Preparation Method should be Step 7....  -  23 May 2011


    I just made this... it was simple and delicious! However, I don't really recommend eating it while it's warm as the cake flavor is almost overpowering while still hot out of the oven. And don't skimp on the apples or the topping even though they may seem like a lot--the balance is perfect! I also uploaded a photo of mine--hopefully it will display soon!  -  07 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made four of these for my son's school project on Russia. I sampled the cake immediately after baking it and was not impressed. It was dry, not very flavorful and hard to cut through the apples. Fortunately, however, there was way too much food brought in to school, so my son brought home some leftovers. Let me just say, this cake definitely improves with age!!!! On day 2, the cake was so moist and flavorful, and the apples softened nicely which made for easier cutting. Yummmmm!!!! I think I've gained 5 pounds. If you're looking for a simple dessert, that's not overly sweet and has a nice presentation, try this one. I followed the recipe exactly, using a mix of Granny Smith and Jonagold apples. I baked two cakes for 35 minutes and the other two a little longer. Next time I'll stick with 35 minutes. They were just right.  -  14 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)