We’ve taken Grandma Judy’s Apple Cake recipe and added the streusel topping, but it is absolutely delicious without it! See which way you prefer it!
3 tbsp. rolled oats
4 tsp. granulated sugar
1 tbsp. packed light brown sugar
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, softened
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Apple Nut Cake:
2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apples
3/4 to 1 ½ cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup High J Orchards Applesauce
¼ cup oil
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare 5” x 9” loaf pan or four smaller loaf pans with oil and flour.
FOR THE STREUSEL:
Blend oats, sugars, butter, nuts and cinnamon in food processor until mixture resembles coarse sand, 7 to 8 pulses. Transfer to small bowl, and set aside.
FOR THE CAKE:
Place apples in a large bowl and sprinkle with the sugar. Let stand for 15-20 minutes.
Mix together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Add flour mixture to the apples.
Add eggs, oil, vanilla and nuts, and mix thoroughly.
Pour mixture into prepared pan(s).
Bake the 5” x 9” pan for one hour or the four mini-loaf pans for 45 minutes.
It is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
TO TOP THE CAKE:
Finally, top with the streusel mixture. If you want to make sure it sticks to the top, we recommend mixing a little water with powdered sugar, and brushing this on top and then laying on the streusel mixture.