Flavorful Apple Streusel Sheet Cake with Delicious Topping

Apple streusel


  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Total: 75 mins
  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Cooking Method: Baking
  • Recipe Cuisine: German


  • 4cups (500 grams)all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 1/2cup (340 grams)Deutsche Marken Butter, divided
  • 1/3cup (70 grams)granulated sugar
  • 1/2teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1large egg
  • 5apples
  • 1 1/3cup (320 grams)applesauce, sweet or unsweetened
  • 1teaspoon lemon zest, freshly grated
  • 1tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2cup (110 grams) granulated or brown sugar

One of the simplest, easiest, and very delicious German desserts is Apple Streusel Sheet Cake. Apple is an essential ingredient in this easy recipe. However, for topping, you can use something other than mentioned ingredients below.
Apple Streusel Sheet Cake is well known as an addictive dessert! It means you are going to make this German dessert again and again because it’s so delicious. Serve this sweet and tasty cake with Vanilla Ice Cream to enjoy the Apple Streusel Sheet Cake as much as you can. So let’s grab a baking pan and make it. Maybe this dessert becomes one of your favorite cakes in your entire life!


Step 1

Bring a 9×13 inch baking pan and grease it lightly. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Step 2

Add 3/4 cup Deutsche Marken Butter, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 cups all-purpose flour, vanilla extract, and one egg in a mixer bowl. Blend them all until the whole ingredients become incorporated. Spread the dough on a baking sheet and then put it in the fridge. In the meantime, you can make an apple and crumble layer.

Step 3

The remaining butter that is ¾ cup should have been outside the fridge to get to room temperature.

Step 4

Peel the apples, core them, and chop them into smaller chunks. Mix chunks with lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon, and apple sauce. Set the bowl aside.

Step 5

Mix 3/4 cup of soft butter with 2 cups of flour and 1/2 cup sugar together in the bowl with a stand mixer. Ingredients should become brittle and crumbly.

Step 6

Spread the apple mixture onto the layer of dough. After that, put crumbs on top of the cake. Use your fingers to crumble them on top. You can make bigger crumbs if you try. Pay attention crumbs should not become too fine.

Step 7

Bake the cake for 45 minutes. Crumbs should become golden.

Step 8

Allow the cake to cool down totally. Serve it with vanilla ice cream if you desire.

Cooking Notes

Unsweetened applesauce is a better ingredient because the flavor of the cake is not too sweet in this scenario.

You don’t have to press the crumbs onto the cake. While it’s baking, crumbs will melt smoothly.

You can put the cake in the refrigerator again after it’s cool. If the cake is covered in foil, it can be maintained in the fridge for a few days. 

For better taste, try to make the Streusel bigger. You need to use your hands and rub the dough with your fingers. 


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