This cake is very delicious.The bottom is the cake layer,spread with slices of tart apples and then the top layers has the streusel which is a mixture of brown sugar,nuts,cinnamon pwd,butter and flour.
Ingredients for streusel
All purpose flour-1/3 cup,
Brown sugar-3 tbsp,
Cinnamon pwd-3/4 tsp,
Cold butter-3 tbsp-cut into small pieces,
Almonds-1/4 cup-you can use walnuts.
Ingredients for the cake.
All purpose flour-1 cup,
Baking pwd-1 tsp,
Butter-55 gms or 1/4 cup-room temperature,
white sugar-little less then 1/2 cup,
Golden delicious or green apples(tart apples)-2-peeled,cored and cut into thin -1/8 inch slices.
Method: streusel topping-
In a bowl mix together,flour,sugar,ground cinnamon,nuts and cold butter.
Mix with your fingers to resemble a coarse crumbs.
Keep it in the fridge while you make the cake preparation.
This streusel mixture can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge to save time.
Grease and flour an 8 inch springform and keep aside.
Pre heat oven to 180 C or 350 F.
Take a bowl and sieve together flour and baking pwd.
Using a beater,beat butter for few seconds,till creamy.
Add sugar and beat for 30 seconds or till light and fluffy.
Add egg and beat for 30 seconds.
Add vanilla essence and beat for few seconds.
Remove from oven and place on wire rack.
After 5 minutes,unlock the sides of the springform and let it cool completely on wire rack.
If do not have a springform pan,then leave the cake in the pan to cool.
Slice the cake and enjoy while still a little warm.
Leftovers can be kept in the fridge.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.