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

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Cakes
Cuisine: German
Author: Angela Schofield


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.
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