What’s better when you’re feeling a bit autumnal than a lovely cake full of spiced fruit? Well I’d happily eat Spiced Apple Crumble Cake any time of year, but that’s just me. I especially like to pretend it’s good for me because it’s got actual apples in it and everything.
This is a nice easy cake to make too as most of it you whack in the food processor (you might be able to use a smoothie maker at a push, but you do need to pulp the apples so unless your chopping game is on point you’ll need some mechanical assistance for this baby) You’ll also need a greased and parchment lined loaf tin (mine is 22xm x 11cm)
Ingredients for cake:
- 2 Granny Smiths, cored and quartered (or any sharp apple)
- 125g softened butter
- 90g brown sugar
- 200g plain flour
- tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1tsp mixed spice
Ingredients for topping:
- 100g rolled oats
- 50g butter
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 40g brown sugar
Pre-heat your oven to 180′.
Pop your apples into your food processor and pulse them til they are chopped fairly small (you don’t need to peel them by the way – skin is good yeah?)
Add all the other ingredients for the cake in and whizz them all up into a batter.
For the topping melt the butter, then stir it into the oats, cinnamon and sugar.
Put the batter in the greased and lined loaf tin, and sprinkle it with the topping.
Pop it in the oven and let it cook for about 50 minutes – I left mine in for an extra 5 on top, you want a skewer to come out almost clean.
Let it cool in the tin for about 10 minutes then turn it onto a rack in the paper til it cools entirely – and then enjoy with a nice cup of tea. Preferably wearing something cosy!
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