Apple Cake with Walnut Streusel

Apple Cake with Walnut Streusel


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Sour cream is the key ingredient in keeping this cake moist with the apples and apple jam creating a sweet flavour whilst the walnut and cinnamon streusel it the perfect finishing touch.


Serves: 15 

  • Cake
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (250ml) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons apple jam or apricot jam
  • Streusel
  • 1/2 cup (60g) plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup (125g) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

  1. Cake: In a large bowl cream butter with the white sugar. Beat in the eggs then the sour cream and vanilla.
  2. In another bowl stir together the flour, salt and baking powder. Beat into the creamed mixture.
  3. Turn half the batter into a greased and floured ring tin. Sprinkle with half the streusel mixture.
  4. Lay the apple slices on top and dot with the apple jam.
  5. Cover with the remaining batter and sprinkle with the remaining streusel.
  6. Bake the cake in a 180 degrees C oven for 1 hour or until it tests done with a toothpick. Transfer to a rack to cool.
  7. Streusel: Mix together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and chopped walnuts until crumbly.

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