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Irish Apple Crumble Cake

A crumble/cake hybrid resulting in the BEST dessert!

70 8
Irish Apple Crumble Cake | DonalSkehan.com, A crumble/cake hybrid resulting in the BEST dessert!

desserts-baking

Irish Apple Crumble Cake

A crumble/cake hybrid resulting in the BEST dessert!

70 8
Friday, March 14, 2014

For the cake:

110g butter plus extra for greasing

150g soft light brown sugar

2 large free range eggs

210g plain flour, sifted

1 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

300g peeled, cored and sliced cooking apple (Shouldn’t be more than one large one)

For the crumble topping:

50g of vanilla sugar (or substitute with caster sugar)

50g of plain flour

50g of butter

 

20cm cake tin with a removable base

Electric hand mixer or stand alone mixer

Large mixing bowl (if not using a stand mixer)

Sieve

Handblender with a food processor attachment or food processor (optional)

 

70 mins
Serves 8

Apple crumble is one of my most favourite desserts of all time, I remember making it growing up and to this day still swoon at the smell of it coming out of the oven.  This Irish apple crumble cake is nice little twist on the classic with a moist apple cake interior and a light crumbly topping.  That classic combination of apple and blackberries could also be used here.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 8. Grease and line a 20cm cake tin with a removable base. With an electric hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until pale. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until they are incorporated.
Fold through the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon until you have a thick cake batter. Stir through the apple and pour the batter into the cake tin. The batter will be thick, so use a spatula to spread across the base of the tin.
Using a handblender with a food processor attachment, blitz the ingredients for the crumble topping until you get left with rough crumbs. You can also do this by hand in a bowl using your fingertips to combine the ingredients together. Sprinkle the crumble topping on top of the batter.
Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
70 mins
Serves 8

Ingredients

For the cake:

110g butter plus extra for greasing

150g soft light brown sugar

2 large free range eggs

210g plain flour, sifted

1 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

300g peeled, cored and sliced cooking apple (Shouldn’t be more than one large one)

For the crumble topping:

50g of vanilla sugar (or substitute with caster sugar)

50g of plain flour

50g of butter

 

You'll Need

20cm cake tin with a removable base

Electric hand mixer or stand alone mixer

Large mixing bowl (if not using a stand mixer)

Sieve

Handblender with a food processor attachment or food processor (optional)

 

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  • Krisztina Williams

    It looks so yummy and crumbly. It must be heavenly with the caramel sauce!! Loved your video.

  • Sonja

    This was really lovely, not too sweet! Thanks for the recipe, will definitely make it again :)

  • Victoria Biryuleva

    Fantastic! The batter turns out incredibly light and the crumbly topping goes greatly) Thank you! This recipe is now one of my favorites.

  • Christina Hurt

    This is my attempt at making, Irish Apple Crumble Cake
    It may look shocking but I assure you it tastes amazing

  • Anonymous

    Please add the recipe for the caramel sauce :)

  • Amanda

    Going to use it next week with my Food Tech class here in Victoria, Australia. Irish Teacher living in Oz :)

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Hope they enjoyed it!

  • HI, I’M LUNE.

    Very curious. Will cream cheese frosting go well with this cake? Caramel is very hard to make for me. :[

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      You could always give it a go. It’s great with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream too!

      • HI, I’M LUNE.

        Fantastic. Thanks!

  • Eva

    Absolutely scrummy, Donal! It was gobbled up by a group of friends in moments, each proclaiming loudly how tasty it was. Cake looked exactly like the one in the photo, except slightly shorter (larger pan).

    I didn’t have any salted caramel, but I added some flaky Maldon salt to the crumb before it went in the oven and drizzled with maple syrup before serving. Perfect. I’ll bet it would also be lovely with apple cider syrup.

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Hi Eva

      Delighted you liked it so much! Love the idea of the sea salt and syrup!

  • Vera Fruzsina Gaál

    Donal darling,
    Thanks for a perfect recipe. <3
    Here's my pretty and delicious apple cake with home grown-apples.

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Looks great!

  • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

    Ha! Thanks Georgina. So glad you liked the Apple Crumble Cake! Let me know how the Coq au Vin Blanc goes down. :)

  • Steve Potts

    I made this yesterday and it was so good I scoffed the whole thing and shall be baking another one today! Brilliant recipe and dead simple to do.

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Great to hear!

      • Steve Potts

        Well the second attempt was even better. So much so I took it to work, where I share an office with a group of women who love their cake! Rave reviews all round! You know its a hit when nobody’s talking because they’re all too busy eating!

        • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

          Good man Steve! Well impressed that you made it twice!

  • Diane Kindig

    I am interested in the sauce you put over it. What was it and do you have a recipe for it?

  • Cadbury

    Its in the oven – I used brown cane sugar as I am no the best at baking – do you think it will be ok?

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      That will work no problem! :)

  • Kelli Gorrell

    I agree! I made it today, but am waiting to see if my “gestimates” were close enough.

  • Cioca Ioana

    Thank you so much for the recipe,Donal!You are really talented and I am really glad that I have discovered your art.Simply delicious and perfect for a Friday evening :)

  • Adhyta

    I made this for my family and colleague and they LOVED IT!! thanks for the great recipe!!

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Brilliant!

  • Martina Mangan

    I’ve made this twice now and I’m sure the crumble quantities are wrong. Did it by hand as per the video and with the processor as per the instructions and neither time did I get crumble but a big squshy cookie batter mix. I just added more flour until it bacame crumble. Didn’t get to taste the first one as it was a gift. Hoping to get a taste this time.

  • yesika yanuarisa

    Dear Donal,
    This is my first time make Irish apple crumble cake. So amazing! Thanks for a perfect recipe.

  • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

    Haha! Glad you liked them!

  • Jo Upton

    Donal can I do Cherries instead of apple if so, what type cherries and how much

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      I’m sure it would work no problem. Fresh or frozen cherries would work nicely and just use the same amount as the apples. :)

  • blandine

    What i The cream on The cake at The begining of The video ?

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      It’s salted caramel sauce – recipe on my website too! :)