a simple apple crumble cake
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Serves: 1 cake
  • 1 stick (113 g) of unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for coating the pan
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups of all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 apples (or 1 large apple), peeled, cored, and chopped into ½-inch pieces
Crumble Topping*
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • *You can also use my recipe, pg. 79, from my cookbook)
Note: I used a standard 9-inch springform pan for this cake, although the original recipe calls for a 7 or 8-inch pan. Adjust your baking times to suit the size of your pan.
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Coat the inside and sides of a springform pan with butter and a sprinkle of brown sugar.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together using an electric mixer, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, and continue mixing until fully incorporated.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix gently to combine- the batter will be thick. Fold in the apples.
  5. Scrape the batter into the pan.
  6. For the crumble topping, add all of the ingredients into a small bowl. Mix with your fingers until small crumbles start to form. Scatter evenly over the top of the cake.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool before serving.
Recipe by The Clever Carrot at https://www.theclevercarrot.com/2016/09/a-simple-apple-crumble-cake/