Recipe: Irish apple crumble cake

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Recipe: Irish apple crumble cake


  • 4oz butter plus extra for greasing
  • 5oz soft light brown sugar
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 7oz plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 11oz peeled, cored and sliced cooking apple (Shouldn’t be more than one large one)
  • For the crumble topping:
  • 2oz of vanilla sugar (or substitute with caster sugar)
  • 2oz of plain flour
  • 2oz of butter


Preheat the oven to 360°F, grease and line a 8in 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.

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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.

Recipe credit Donal Skehan, available here. 

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Originally posted 2015-03-13 10:56:07.