Apple Crumble Cake

And so my dalliance with fruit cake combos continues, having tried banana bread and cherry muffins, this week I let Syd choose – and he asked me to use apples, so I decided to make an Apple Crumble Cake.


Apple Crumble Cake


This is based roughly on a local dish, Dorset Apple Cake, which is usually made with fresh apples but I was lazy and used dried – and it tasted just as good!! I love apple crumbles, and the crumble topping on this cake makes it especially delicious – especially if served warm, with cream or custard.


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Apple Crumble Cake
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A delicious apple cake with a yummy crumble top.
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 12 slices
  • The Cake
  • 225g self- raising flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 115g light brown sugar
  • 115g butter or similar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • 6 tbsp of milk (approx)
  • 150g dried apple pieces
  • The Crumble Topping
  • 100g plain flour
  • 20g porridge oats
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 60g unsalted butter
  1. To make the cake -
  2. stir the cinnamon through the flour
  3. rub together the butter and flour with your fingertips until you have a breadcrumb consistency.
  4. Stir in the sugar.
  5. Add the beaten egg and the apple sauce and stir.
  6. Add milk a couple of tbsp at a time - you want a thick batter so the apple pieces don't sink.
  7. Stir through the apple pieces.
  8. Pop into a greased and lined deep cake tin.
  9. To make the crumble-
  10. Rub the ingredients together with your fingertips until they resemble coarse breadcrumbs.
  11. Add the crumble mix on top of the cake mix in the tin. Press gently down to make sure it adheres to the cake.
  12. Pop into an oven at 200 degrees for 30-40 minutes until a knife comes out clean. If your crumble topping is browning too much while the cake is still undercooked, cover with foil to protect it.

A perfect cake for a cold day with a hot drink, though of course it is not helping my as-yet-to-be-started diet. Really must get on with that – but it is hard in winter when the days are dark and cold isn’t it!

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. January 22, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    This looks amazing, I am sure my husband would love this!
    I will have to give it a go, though I am not a fan of cinnamon, what would you suggest as a replacement for it? if anything?
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    • January 22, 2016 / 2:22 pm

      Am sure it will be just as lovely without – it just adds a subtle apple pie flavour!

  2. January 22, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Oh my gosh this looks to die for! I love apple crumble, and I love cake so it’s perfect lol x

  3. January 26, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    this looks incredible! Thanks for sharing, I would never have thought to add a crumble to a cake

  4. Anne Wallwin
    January 29, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    apple crumble is my all time fav pudding so it is nice to try a little variance!

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