Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Apple Streusel cake+ recipe

A few days ago, I decided to try out (yet another) apple cake. I do love me some apple cake, yes I do.
Does anything on this blog not have apple and/or cinnamon in it? It would seem not.
Oh well, I hear apples are in this season. Or something.

This recipe originally came from the book 'everyday baking', but as I didn't have a 9 inch cake tin, I halved it and did it in a 6 inch one. I think it came out fine. If you want to make the original size cake just double the recipe and use a 9 inch cake tin.

Apple Streusel cake


58g/2 oz butter
225g cooking apples (about 1)
88g/3 0z self raising flour
1tsp cinnamon
pinch salt
58g/2 0z demerara sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp milk


58g/2 oz self raising flour
3 tbsp butter
42g/2.5 oz demerara sugar

Greased 6 inch cake tin
Oven pre heated to 180c/350f/G.M4

To make the topping:
  1. Sift the flour into a bowl
  2. Rub in the butter until crumbly
  3. Stir in the sugar
  4. Set aside for later
To make the cake:

  1. Peel, core and slice the apples. You want the slices to be pretty thin.
  2. Sift flour, cinnamon and salt into a bowl
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy
  4. Beat the eggs into the butter/sugar mixture
  5. Fold in half the flour mix
  6. Add the milk and the rest of the flour
  7. Spoon into the tin
  8. Arrange the apple slices on top of the cake batter
  9. Sprinkle the topping over the apple slices
  10. Bake for around 1 hour to 1.5 hours (depending on your oven) or until firm.
  11. Cool in the tin

1 comment:

  1. That looks scrumptious! I just want to dive into it! Nice job!