Apple Pie Streusel Cake

This past summer a friend expressed to me that I needed to share more pie recipes on my blog.

I agreed, my pie selection at the time was quite small, and heck… I love a good slice of pie!

Well, ever since I created the famous Blueberry Crumble Cream Pie, I have been addicted to making variations of it… Raspberry, Peach, and now – Apple!

I’m so excited to share this Apple Pie Streusel Cake with you guys. It’s probably my favorite variation thus far.

Apple Pie Streusel Cake

It’s an Apple Pie that’s been taken up several notches with a layer of moist cream cake, and then sent over the top with a layer of cinnamon streusel.

It’s taking everything I’ve got to not go and scarf down a slice for breakfast right now… seriously.

A glass pie dish with a raw crust laid inside

It starts off with a pie crust- I use the Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, because it’s so simple.

If you’re looking to spend more time making this delicious dessert, then by all means- make your own crust. 

A close up of apple pie base inside a pie dish with raw crust

Fill said pie crust with a can of apple pie filling.

A close up of apple pie streusel base being topped with cake batter

Whisk up the simple cream cake batter and pour it on top.

Bake it till it’s nearly done, then remove it from the oven to add the buttery, cinnamon streusel topping.

A close up of a baked Apple Pie Streusel Cake in a glass pie pan

Pop it back in the oven, then stare at it through the little window on your oven until it’s ready.

Ok, that last step probably isn’t necessary, but who are we kidding… it happens.

Apple Pie Streusel Cake

This Apple Pie Streusel Cake is definitely a family favorite.

I served this with some vanilla ice on the side. My kids (who are huge ice cream fans), gobbled up their piece of pie and ice cream then asked for another slice of pie, “just the pie, Mom. It’s sooooo good.” 

Apple Pie Streusel Cake

I have to agree with them. It’s ridiculously good.

If you are looking for a new dessert for Thanksgiving – STOP.

This is it.

Apple Pie Streusel Cake

It really couldn’t get any easier, or delicious, than this.

Apple Pie Streusel Cake
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Apple Pie Streusel Cake

This is an Apple Pie that's been taken up several notches with a layer of moist cream cake, and then sent over the top with a layer of cinnamon streusel.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 447 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 Pie Crust, to fit a 9 inch pie pan

For the Filling:

  • 1 Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Topping:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp butter, cut into small pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place pie crust in 9 inch pie pan (mine was a 9.5" pan, so that will work too). Spoon the apple pie filling into the pie crust and smooth into an even layer. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, sour cream, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Pour over the apples.
  • Prepare the topping by adding the topping ingredients to a bowl and use a fork or pastry cutter to combine into a coarse crumble mixture. Place in the freezer until ready to use.
  • Bake pie for 55 minutes, remove from oven and increase temperature to 400 degrees.
  • Top the pie with all of the streusel mixture. Return pie to oven and continue baking for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Enjoy!


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: Apple Pie, sour cream, streusel
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
15 Responses
  1. Melissa

    Do you think you could make the streusel topping with brown sugar instead of white? I’ve made apple muffins with a brown sugar streusel topping, and they were delicious, but I’m worried the brown sugar will clash with the sour cream/vanilla mixture. What are your thoughts?

  2. Jeri

    Okay… My hubby and I just had a piece of this extraordinarily delicious pie and we are sooo in love with this recipe! Now, I need to know how to store this pie. Should I put it in the fridge?
    I can’t wait to try some of your other recipes. I just found your blog 2 days ago. Please share your peach version recipe of this pie!

    1. Shawn

      Hi Jeri!! I’m so thrilled you guys loved it!! 🙂 I just stored it at room temperature. I placed a lid on my pie pan, but you can cover it with foil. Oh, and yes… peach pie coming soon!!

  3. Ala

    Oh, we’ve been hankering for an apple pie for so long now! I can’t wait to give this a shot and report back–we’re all big streusel fans, and it looks like you’ve hit the nail with this one 😉 thanks for sharing, Shawn!

  4. Stephanie @ Stephanies Az Kitchen

    Apple Pie is perfect for Thanksgiving! This looks great! Easy steps too… I don’t like using the canned filling but this would be great for someone who has to make more than one dessert and is running out of time. LOL Love that last step… peek through the window of the oven and watch it bake – I think we all do that from time to time or ummm every time 😉

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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