Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Madhouse recipe : Apple Crumble Cake

Part cake, part crumble, this was a great way of using up a few wrinkly apples from the fruit bowl. It can be eaten cold as a snack or warm with a scoop of ice cream, maple syrup or custard as dessert.

 Apple Crumble Cake

ingredients :

for the cake :

110g butter
150g soft brown sugar
2 eggs
210g self-raising flour
a pinch of salt
2tsp cinnamon
3 apples, peeled and chopped into chunks

for the crumble topping :

50g sugar (I used a mix of granulated and demerera for extra crunch)
50g flour
50g butter

Preheat the oven to  180° and grease a cake tin.

Beat together the butter and sugar.

Add the eggs.

And mix in the flour, salt and cinnamon with a wooden spoon until it has a smooth consistency.

Flatten the ball of dough in the cake tin - don't worry if it doesn't fill it as it will spread out during cooking. Press chunks of apple all over the surface of the cake.

Mix the crumble ingredients together in a bowl by rubbing them through your fingers until they make coarse breadcrumbs.

Scatter over the cake in the tin and bake for 45 minutes until a knife inserted in the centre comes out almost clean.

Leave to cool for ten minutes before turning it out.

The soft apple and crunchy crumble topping add a lovely texture to the cake.

This was a great way of using up the last apples that were going wrinkly, as well as the end of a bag of demerera sugar, so I'm adding it to this month's #KitchenClearout linky.

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  1. Yesterday I bought an apple & blackcurrant crumble cake which was delicious but would now try & make one. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Ooh I bet it would be lovely with the tartness of blackcurrants added in :)

  2. Delicious apple crumble cake! I baked it many years ago, now you reminded me what a fab recipe this is.

    1. It's great that it only uses store cupboard basics too :)