Apple Butter Crumble Cake

This Apple Butter Crumble Cake has layers of cake, apple butter, cinnamon oatmeal crumble, and a sweet glaze to top it off. It is the perfect cake for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Thank you to Jocelyn of BruCrew Life for this recipe!

Apple Butter Crumble Cake from Jocelyn of BruCrew Life for Harvest Array


For The Cake:                                                

    1 cup butter, softened                                          

    ¾ cup sugar                                                     

    ¾ cup brown sugar                                          

    4 eggs                                                                  

    1 teaspoon salt                                              

    1½ teaspoons baking powder                                             

    3 cups flour

    2 cups apple butter

For The Topping:

    ½ cup flour

    ½ cup quick oats

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

     cup brown sugar

     teaspoon salt

    ¼ cup butter, melted    

For The Glaze:

     cups powdered sugar

    2 Tablespoons water                                                                                                                                                                


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 15x10 pan with foil. Spray with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. Beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the eggs and beat again. Stir together the salt, baking powder, and flour and add to the butter mixture until a soft dough forms.
  3. Spread the dough into the pan. Spoon the apple butter over the top and spread out evenly leaving a 1 inch border all around.
  4. Stir together the topping ingredients until it resembles sand. Sprinkle over the apple butter layer.
  5. Bake for 22 to 24 minutes. Remove and cool. Cut into 30 bars.
  6. Stir together the powdered sugar and water. Drizzle over the cake squares. Let set. Store in a covered container on the counter (if you they don't all get devoured as soon as they are done!)

    ⭐Tips for Making an Apple Butter Crumble Cake

  1.  Line the pan with foil and spray with non stick spray because it makes removing the cake from the baking sheet and foil so much easier. Also, you don't want to use a sharp knife on a metal pan.
  2. Do Not try to spread this dough with your hands! It's too sticky and you will end up with cake batter sticking to you. Use a spatula to evenly spread the dough in the foil lined pan.
  3. Leave about 1/2" boarder all the way around the cake when spreading out the apple butter. This way the cake batter will bake up around the apple butter all the way around.
  4. Cut the cake into squares before adding the glaze. This way the glaze can drizzle down over all the edges of each piece.
  5. Try our other fruit butters in this recipe like Peach Butter or our best-selling, Caramel Pecan Apple Butter.


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