Apple Cinnamon Streusel Cake

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A delicious streusel cake made the healthy way.

Clean eating streusel cake? Why not? When you think of streusel topping, you likely think of mounds of butter and sugar. We’ve replaced all of that with honey and healthy ingredients like pecans and oats to give you that sweet, crunchy topping without the fat and refined sugar. We use whole wheat flour to add fiber to our cake, along with canola oil, which has one of a low saturated fat count. This apple cinnamon streusel cake is a great way to keep dessert time healthy.

For an even more delicious treat, enjoy this streusel alongside a cup of Cinnamon Spiced Coffee. You can stock up on more healthy dessert recipes with our post, 10 Delicious Dessert Recipes Under 200 Calories.

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Apple Cinnamon Streusel Cake

Keep it guilt-free with this light and healthy version of an Apple Cinnamon Streusel Cake.
Yield 10 people
Serving Size 1 slice
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 1/4 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups apple pieces thinly diced (Fuji or Gala are good choices)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 pecans diced


  • 2 tablespoons white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup pecans finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a small bowl combine streusel ingredients, set aside.
  • Whisk together ingredients in a small mixing bowl. In a large mixing bowl add canola oil, honey, egg, and vanilla, beat on medium speed until ingredients are well combined, about two minutes.
  • Add apples to dry ingredients, stir until combined. Add apples and dry ingredients to wet ingredients, stir to combine.
  • Lightly oil an 8” round cake pan or 8” x 8” square cake pan. Pour batter into the pan, evenly sprinkle streusel over cake batter. Loosely cover with foil after 30 minutes of baking to prevent streusel from browning too quickly. Bake 45-50 minutes or until edges begin to brown and pull away from the side of the pan.
  • Allow to cool before serving.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 10
Keywords Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian

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  1. Looks like a good recipe. Have you ever tried replacing the oil with no sugar added applesauce? May be able to use even less honey then because of the applesauce's sweetness. I may try it. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I am allergic to nuts.
    Can i omit them from the cake without any problem?
    Are there any good alternatives for the topping to help make it crunchy and delicious?

  3. Tastes amazing!! But a dry, crumbly mess. Hoping it will soak up moisture from apples & be a little more moist tomorrow. Any thoughts?

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