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Apple Crumble Cake

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This incredible Apple Crumble Cake is a most welcome addition to my table this week. As Autumn begins to wave at us from the back row my apple trees are weighty with beautiful Bramleys. This moist cake is perfect for them and is a cake of many hats being perfect as a coffee cake or just damn delicious as a warm pud with vanilla custard or cream.


Serves: 12

Crumble Topping

  • 100 grams plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 75 grams cold butter
  • 75 grams caster sugar


  • 100 grams soft unsalted butter
  • 175 grams plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (heaped)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs

Stewed Apples

  • 300 grams bramley apples
  • 25 grams unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 50 grams sugar (depending how tart your apples are)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/160ºC Fan.
  2. For the crumble topping- you could sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and then rub in the butter with your fingers until like breadcrumbs before mixing in the sugar. I just blitz the lot in my food processor until sandy and rubbly - just keep whizzing. Place in the fridge to chill until you're ready for it.
  3. For the cake, cream the butter until soft in a free standing mixer or with a hand held whisk. Add the sugar and whisk until pale and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time before sifting the cinnamon, flour and baking powder into the bowl. Whisk until mixed through then add the milk. You may need to add more milk to get it to a soft dropping consistency.
  5. I use an 20cm/8-inch loose bottomed square cake tin. It is a deep one though. A 23cm/9-inch would be the better bet if your tin is not deep. Fill the tin with the cake batter as level as you can. Spread the apple mixture gently over the cake batter. Scatter the crumble mix all over and bake the cake for 45/50 minutes. Watch carefully at the end as the top can start to catch.

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Bara Brith