Chilean Apple Crumb Cake (Kuchen de Migas)

Chilean Apple Crumb Cake (Kuchen de Migas)

This delicious crumb cake is German in traditionally prepared with apples, but can be filled with any kind of fruit jam.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  3. Step 3

    Butter a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom with a circle of parchment paper.
  4. Step 4

    Place the softened butter in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  5. Step 5

    Add the sugar and beat until creamy. 
  6. Step 6

    Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until mixed.
  7. Step 7

    Add the vanilla and mix briefly. 
  8. Step 8

    In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
  9. Step 9

    Add the dry ingredients to the butter/egg mixture and beat until just mixed. 
  10. Step 10

    Press the dough into the prepared springform pan, pressing it evenly along the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
  11. Step 11

    Prick the bottom with a fork in several places.
  12. Step 12

    Chill in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  13. Step 13

    Bake the crust for 15 minutes.
  14. Step 14

    Remove from the oven. 
  15. Step 15

    While the crust is pre-baking, prepare the crumb topping. 
  16. Step 16

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugars, and salt. (add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon if desired).
  17. Step 17

    Slowly add the melted butter while stirring with a fork, until mixture breaks up into even crumbs. 
  18. Step 18

    Spread the fruit filling over the pre-baked base.
  19. Step 19

    Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the fruit. 
  20. Step 20

    Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until crumb topping is lightly browned.
  21. Step 21

    Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before releasing pan.
  22. Step 22

    Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
  23. Step 23

    Serve and enjoy!