Layered Apple Raisin Crumb Cake



Streusel Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¾ c chopped walnuts

Spiced Apples

  • 3 cups thinly sliced, peeled New York apples (about 2 large)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground allspice


  1. Make topping: In a medium bowl combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add melted butter and vanilla. Stir with a fork to combine. Set aside.
  2. Prepare apples: In a large skillet, cook apples in butter over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. Simmer uncovered until slightly thickened (about 30-60 seconds). Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch square or round baking pan. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add melted butter, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla. Stir just until combined.
  5. Spread half the batter in prepared baking pan. Top with spiced apples and 3/4 cup of the reserved crumb topping. Top with remaining batter by dropping in small mounds and carefully spreading. (Batter will not cover entire top of cake.) Sprinkle with remaining crumb topping and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan.