apple crumble cake

because my first try baking a crumble cake was such a delicious experience I continued the crumbled path of success to make an apple crumble cake. this recipe makes a simple but delicious cake that serves well at lunch after a light meal. the apple crumble cake is very light and goes perfectly with whipped or ice cream. be aware that this recipe gives you a smaller cake, baking it preferably in a cake tin with ø 20cm.

60g soft butter, plus more for your cake tin
100g sugar
1 egg
140g flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 salt
80ml milk
3 apples (preferably apples with sour taste e.g. braeburn)

crumble topping
70g flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
40g cold butter, in little quarters
70g fine brown sugar ("Vollrohrzucker")

  1. set oven to 170°C. butter tin and sprinkle with flour. in a small bowl mix ingredients for crumble topping; first sift flour and cinnamon, then add butter - rub in butter with hands until a fine dusty texture is created. now add sugar.
  2. in a mixer combine butter and sugar until fluffy, now add egg and mix on medium-high speed. sift all dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder) in a different bowl.
  3. now add half of dry ingredients to mixture, and add half the amount of milk. continue adding remaining dry ingredients and milk. now fold mixture into prepared cake tin.
  4. quarter apples and cut 3-4 slices of each quarter and carefully spread on cake in a circular fashion. now add crumbles.
  5. bake for 35-45 minutes until crumbles are golden brown. let rest in tin first then take out carefully.
  6. serve warm with ice-cream or whipped cream. 


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