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Apple Crumb Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

Makes an 8 inch cake


Salted Caramel Sauce (makes about 1 1/2 cup)

  • 1 cup 225g castor sugar
  • ½ cup 117.5ml heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons 28.5g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste

Streusel Crumb

  • 1 1/2 cup 192g flour
  • 1/2 cup 100g brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 56g castor sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup 113g butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Cake Batter

  • 4 Tablespoons 56.5g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup 100g castor sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup 128g flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 granny smith apples-peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder


Salted Caramel Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat, melt sugar.
  • Cook, without stirring, until the sugar has turned a deep amber hue, approximately 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Then add butter while stirring constantly.
  • Slowly whisk in the cream and continue simmering the mixture until it is smooth
  • Remove from heat, then whisk in salt, to taste.

Streusel Crumbs

  • In a bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  • Pour in melted butter and vanilla, stir until moist and crumbly.
  • Set aside.


  • Preheat the oven to 175C.
  • Toss sliced apples with cinnamon powder, then set aside.
  • Line and grease a 8 inch round pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, and vanilla extract together until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and beat well.
  • Add sour cream and beat until combined.
  • Sift in dry ingredients (salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour) to the butter mixture.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Spread half the batter at the bottom of the pan.
  • Lay the apple chunks evenly on top of the batter.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 of the crumbs mixture over the apples.
  • Spread the remaining batter over the crumbs and on the top spread the rest of the streusel.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Drizzle salted caramel sauce on top and serve.


Adapted from yummiestfood