Apple Cinnamon Streusel Loaf
Just the word "streusel" makes me happy.
I think any cake or muffin with a streusel topping is divine.
You just know what it is going to taste like....buttery cinnamon and brown sugar, crunchy and sweet.
Can you smell it?
You know how I love a loaf cake, well this is a 5 star loaf.
APPLE cinnamon brown sugar STREUSEL in the middle AND on the TOP.
Oh, did I mention the walnuts?
This could be the perfect loaf cake.
It's a basic cake batter, then layered in the center w/ the streusel, then more batter, then more steusel....finishing it off with some melted butter during baking.
BTW, I picked all the apples used for this recipe.......
Apple Cinnamon Streusel Loaf Cake:
For the Streusel:
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup of chopped walnuts
Mix streusel in a small bowl and set aside.
1/3 brown sugar
1/3 granulated sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1 large apple, peeled and diced
1 tbsp melted butter for the top
Cream all the batter ingredients except the apples, until nice and smooth.
Make sure your loaf pan is an 8" size....a 9" loaf pan will be too big.
Butter and flour your loaf pan and pour HALF the batter into the pan.
Dot the top of the batter w/ half of the diced apples and spoon half of the streusel on top.
Pour the rest of the batter over the streusel and apples.
Repeat with the rest of the streusel to cover the top and the rest of the apples.
Bake in a 350F oven for 40 minutes.
Pull the cake out and pour a tablespoon of melted butter on top.
Put the cake back in the oven for about another 10 minutes (50 minutes total). The cake might need another 5 minutes, depending on how your oven runs.
Let completely cool in the pan before inverting.
Slice and eat.