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Apple Streusel Snack Cake
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Apple Streusel Snack Cake

This Apple Streusel Snack Cake is moist and flavorful; loaded with fresh apples, a streusel topping, and finished with a simple vanilla glaze. Every fall morning should be started this way!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cinnamon, Cakes & Cupcakes
Servings: 9 slices
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Mike Johnson


For the Apple Cake:

  • 180 g dark brown sugar
  • 40 g vegetable oil
  • 30 g applesauce
  • 130 g milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 170 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 180 g apples

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 55 g dark brown sugar
  • 30 g all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 30 g unsalted butter softened

For the Vanilla Glaze:

  • 60 g powdered sugar
  • 15 g milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease an 8x8-inch baking pan or line with parchment paper. Set aside.

To Make the Apple Cake:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dark brown sugar, vegetable oil, and applesauce until combined. Add the milk and vanilla extract and whisk again until well combined.
    180 g dark brown sugar, 40 g vegetable oil, 30 g applesauce, 130 g milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Using a silicone spatula, stir in the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt until just combined.
    170 g all-purpose flour, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, ½ tsp baking soda, ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • Add the apples and stir until evenly incorporated. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and set aside.
    180 g apples

To Make the Streusel Topping:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dark brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt.
    55 g dark brown sugar, 30 g all-purpose flour, ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, pinch of salt
  • Add the softened butter and, using a fork, mix until well combined and crumbles form. Sprinkle on top of batter in an even layer.
    30 g unsalted butter
  • Bake the cake for 27-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and relatively crumb-free. Remove cake from oven and let cool while you make the vanilla glaze.

To Make the Vanilla Glaze:

  • Add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla to a small bowl and whisk until well combined and smooth. If the icing is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar; if it's too thick, add more milk. Drizzle glaze over warm cake and enjoy!
    60 g powdered sugar, 15 g milk, ½ tsp vanilla bean paste


This apple streusel snack cake is best served the same day it is prepared, but it can be covered tightly and stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days!


Serving: 1 slice | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg