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Apple Crumb Cake


For the cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the filling:

  • 1/3 cup apple butter
  • 1 large apple peeled and cut into small chunks

For the crumb:

  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and generously grease an 8-inch square or round cake pan. Optionally, line the cake pan with parchment paper that has over-hanging strips to help with removing the cake from the pan. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, almond flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, cloves, and salt. In a medium bowl, stir together the egg, buttermilk, oil, and almond extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir together with a spatula until well combined. Pour the cake batter into your prepared cake pan and spread evenly. Then spread your filling mixture on top of the batter- it's ok if it swirls together a little.
  2. For the crumb topping: In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, almond flour, brown sugar, melted butter, oil, and almond extract with a fork until large crumbs form. Sprinkle the crumbs evenly all over the top of the cake, using all of the crumb mixture. Bake the cake for 38-40 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out fairly clean, with just some apple mixture sticking to it. Cool completely in the pan before slicing and serving.