German Apple Sauce Streusel Cake

If you are looking for a fast and simple but super delicious cake, you will love that recipe.


German Apple Sauce Streusel Cake

Angela Schofield
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Cakes
Cuisine German


For the dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 14 tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. bread crumbs
  • 15 oz. apple sauce

For the streusel:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of salt



  • Cut butter into ½-inch cubes.
  • In a stand mixer knead flour, butter, sugar, vanilla sugar and egg to a smooth dough. Don´t over-knead.
  • Grease a baking sheet and flour lightly.
  • Roll out dough to fit the sheet.
  • Sprinkle the dough with the bread crumbs.
  • Spread apple sauce on top of the dough.
  • Preheat Oven to 350F


  • Cut the butter into ½-inch cubes.
  • Add flour, sugar, butter cubes, cinnamon, and salt to a stand mixer bowl.
  • Mix until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle evenly on top of the apple sauce.
  • Bake at 350F for about 45 min. or until dough is done and streusel are golden brown.


Serving Tip: Serve with whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream.