Apple Streusel Cake

I cannot believe it’s November already! It feels like it has come by so quickly and as it’s my birthday month I was wishing it wasn’t here just yet.

The weather is changing, getting better but we are still having some November rain, which I secretly love.


We had a great long weekend visiting nanny and enjoying some sleep ins and some beautiful sunshine.
I will share some pics of our weekend, but AS this blog of mine is supposed to be a food blog, I thought I’d share with you this amazing Apple Streusel Cake recipe.
Now seriously, this has become a new family favourite and I can tell you that I have made it three times in the last week.



There are a few steps to this recipe but really it’s not difficult at all.

Apple Streusel Cake
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Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 23cm cake
  • streusel mix
  • 50g plain flour
  • 30g self raising flour
  • 75g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 75g butter, chopped
  • 20g rolled oats
  • cake
  • 200g butter, room temperature
  • 150g caster sugar
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 75g plain flour
  • 100ml milk, room temperature
  • 4 granny smith apples
  • 1tblsp butter
  • 75g brown sugar
  1. preheat oven to 180C/160C, grease and line a 23cm spring form cake tin with baking paper
  2. start off by making streusel mixture, put flours, brown sugar, spices and butter into a food processor and process until combined, add oats and pulse a few times just until combined
  3. put streusel ,mixture into a bowl and place in the freezer
  4. to make cake, beat butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy
  5. add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition
  6. sift flours into a bowl and add to cake mixture in two batches alternating with milk, do not over beat
  7. spread mixture into prepared cake tin and bake for 25min
  8. whilst cake is in oven, prepare apples by peeling, coring and slicing into thin slices
  9. place butter into a pan over a medium heat, add apples once butter has melted and cook for a few minutes until apples have softened
  10. add brown sugar and cook for another few minutes until sugar has dissolved and apple mixture has thickened
  11. take cake out of oven after 25minutes and carefully add apple mixture on top of cake
  12. then crumble streusel mixture on top of apples and bake for a further 25min
  13. enjoy the smell and definitely the taste





And just before I go, I have to add these pics of my amazing skirt, made by me at the ever so talented and really lovely too, Nicole Mallalieu’s skirt class (fabric for the panel by the sweet Miss Posie)


Now if I can make a skirt with Nikki’s guidance…anyone can, so check out her classes for some inspiration (you are awesome Nikki!)





I made that little boy too


Happy November lovely friends, hope it’s a wonderful month for you and for me ♥


  • that cake looks delicious cathie!
    amazing work on the skirt too (and the little one ;))
    ps. chocolate mousse cupcakes came up in the 'you might also like' section. how did it know??

    glad you had a great weekend!

  • Thank you for a lovely recipe. I will be trying this one.

    I visited Made'n'Thornbury for the first time recently. I saw you and was going to introduce myself but I was suddenly overwhelmed with silly shyness. I made an excuse to my sister that you looked busy (which you were). BTW, my kids enjoyed your delightful biscuits.

  • Mmm mmmm, I love apple in cakes, my mum used to make a Dutch apple cake that was famous at our school fair, lol. Beautiful photos, I love the hair on your little guy too.

  • Cathie!!! That skirt is amazing!
    I love the hint of colour at the front – beautiful!XXX

  • The skirt is gorgeous. Lovely work. And I'm bookmarking the cake… it looks like something that would become a firm favourite here too.

    I had the weirdest dream that you'd moved to Sydney. Time to jump on your blog just to check! Sorry it's been so long. xxx

  • YUM, that cake looks SO good. I've just made a cup of tea and all I could find to eat with it was some crackers. A slice of that would be bliss right now!

  • Bloomin' 'eck that cake looks yum. Gorgeous photos….you have an incredible blog!

    I want to bake now!

    Have a lovely day!

    Vanessa x

  • You are one crafty lady…nice job on the kid! (And the skirt, and the cake…) Thanks for the recipe—can never have too many apple cakes.

  • This looks like a perfect November cake Cathie! Filled with warmth and love! Beautiful.

    Happy November!
    xo Catherine

  • Yummy, Scrummy, cake, plus a beautiful blog post too. You take mighty stunning photo's Darling.

  • Wow…this cake looks amazing…thinking I may make it and take it to school..for all to enjoy! Your images are always so lovely..sweetest family ever!
    Hugs dear one.

  • Such beautiful family photo's and your children are just gorgeous. What a lovely skirt to enjoy it 😉 And that cake well it sounds far to yummy. Happy birthday wishes this month for you. dee xx

  • Cake looks delicious – I wonder if it will convert to gluten free? Love the skirt too!

  • Yummo – I am going to have to make this cake! Your skirt looks fantastic – well done, you!

  • I need a piece of that cake with my coffee now!! 🙂

  • Hi Cathie,
    Delicious cake (thanks for the recipe) delicious skirt (well done), delicious photos!

  • Cathie that skirt is stunning!! I just love it, and suits you so well. Clever woman.
    And yum that cake sounds pretty fab too xo

  • Oh a beautiful post Cathie. That cake looks divine… I could gobble a piece right now! ;o)
    Loving your pics as always too. So beautiful and serene.
    I've also got the lovely November Rain by Guns & Roses now playing in my head, so thank you for that :o)
    I hope November is a wonderful month for you too Cathie xo

  • Happy November to you too, it arrived so fast, I'm digging in right away to prep for the holidays. Your cake looks delicious! Yummmmm

  • Happy November! My goodness how the months have flown by. That cake looks so yummy, I think I might have to give it a try.
    Sophie x

  • I don't know where to begin! You've created so many lovely things here, but my fave is your little boy 😉 I would love that skirt and a piece of the cake too!
    by the way, November is my b-day month too.

  • Hmmm, i love apple cake – and this recipe sounds sooooo good! So much goodness here anyway – cheers to a lovely November!

  • Well Cathie, this cake has us falling off the No Fat Ever Again diet with a massive thud, its one of your best. We have a warm-ish day in the Hills today, I'm in Melb all next week for work, so I hope the weather follows me. Roll on Summer, I'm desperate for a week of 40C +.
    Millie xx

  • oooooohhhhh will be making this one for sure and that skirt is a knock out!!! well done you it's fabulous!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend gorgeous girl xx

  • You win me, yummy, that’s what that cake looks like, oh you choose the best and sweetest ones to post I love that about you. Wow those photos warm my heart just magical moments of love all bound together my friend. You amaze me with all your talents that skirt is awesome, well done! Hope your days are filled with laughter all week.

    Always Wendy