by Sarah

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Prep: 25 mins | Cook: 40 mins | Additional: 30 mins | Total: 1 hr 35 mins | Servings: 8 | Yield: 1 9×12-inch cake

I was sure that this was going to be amazing the first time I read the recipe. I was right! All the ingredients perfectly complement each other. If you love apples, this is the best cake to try. Enjoy!


Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda

Crumble Mixture:

  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped toasted walnuts
  • ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Wet Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 eaches Honeycrisp apples


Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Brush melted butter in a 9×12-inch baking dish.

Step 3: In a medium mixing bowl, add in baking powder, flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until well mixed then set aside.

Step 4: In another medium mixing bowl, add in the brown sugar, white sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, melted butter, and salt. Stir until the sugar and walnuts are coated with the butter completely.

Step 5: In another medium mixing bowl, add in the sugar and butter. Stir using a spatula until creamy.

Step 6: Add in one egg and whisk for 2 to 3 minutes or until well blended.

Step 7: Add in the second’s egg and whisk until well combined.

Step 8: Add in the yogurt and vanilla. Whisk until well mixed with the rest of the ingredients.

Step 9: Transfer the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until the flour is dissolved completely.

Step 10: Cut the apples into 1/4-inch slices. Add into the batter and mix using a spatula.

Step 11: Pour in the batter into the baking dish and spread it evenly. Sprinkle half of the crumble mixture on top. Spread carefully the remaining batter. Top with the remaining crumb mixture and press into the batter.

Step 12: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting it in the middle.

Step 13: Remove from the oven and let it sit at room temperature to cool for 30 minutes.

Step 14: Slice, serve, and enjoy!


  • You can use brown sugar instead of light brown sugar.

Nutrition Facts: 

Per Serving: 630.9 calories; protein 9.6g 19% DV; carbohydrates 76g 25% DV; fat 34.1g 52% DV; cholesterol 95mg 32% DV; sodium 434.9mg 17% DV.

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