once I was talking about ice cream, and I said “more chunks mean more flavour!”, but today we are talking about crumbs, so more and more crumbs literally mean you can’t stop eat this cake. you’ll need mental strength and family help to don’t eat it all in once, so big warming here people.
when I was making my version of this cake I thought I would use just the half of the crumbs, but who I’m gonna lie? you never have enough crumbs, at least in this cake.
the little amount of cake batter with the apple dices and that huge quantity of crumbs makes this cake so interesting because of his texture. as well, the little amount of salt on the crumbs are the perfect combination to have a good contrast with the sweetness of the fruit.
APPLE CRUMBLE CAKE
(makes about 12 servings)
· ingredients ·
95g plain flour
50g caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp baking soda
90ml whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
70ml sunflower oil
1 large free range egg
2 medium red apples
25g caster sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
a pinch of salt
65g brown sugar
65g caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp salt
100ml melted butter
100g plain flour
· step by step ·
preheat the oven at 190ºC and grease your cake tin (25cm approx.).
in a medium bowl whisk plain flour, caster sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
in another medium bowl whisk together whole milk, vanilla extract, sunflower oil and egg until everything is well combined.
now add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir together.
pour the batter into the already prepared cake tin, then place the chopped apples and top it with the crumbs.
bake it for 30min at 190ºC, until a tooth stick comes out clean.
remove it from the oven and let it rest for 10min minimum and then place it in a cooling rack until it’s completely cooled.
decorate it with sprinkled icing sugar on the top if you desired.
in a medium bowl stir the caster sugar, cinnamon and salt.
peel both apples, chop them into medium dices and add them to the sugar mixture stirring until all the apples are covered.
in a medium bowl stir plain flour, brown sugar, caster sugar, cinnamon, salt and melted cooled butter until crumbs appear.
· tips ·
you can always change the kind of fruit that you put in the middle layer of this cake, depending on the season you can try it with different berries or pears for example.