Apple Crumb Cake from the 1930's
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
A cake made with pantry basics, flavored with seasonal fruit and your favorite spices.
  • 180g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 100g unsalted butter, diced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 4 baking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 50g light brown sugar
  1. Pre-heat oven to 220ยบ C/Gas Mark 7.
  2. Use fingers to combine flour, sugar, salt, butter and cardamom until mixture looks like coarse sand.
  3. Reserve 75g of crumb mixture and press remainder into a 20cm springform cake tin.
  4. Combine apples with brown sugar and arrange on top of crumb mixture in tin.
  5. Sprinkle reserved crumbs on apples.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until cake is golden and fruit juice is bubbling.
  7. Cool on rack for 10 minutes before serving.
Vary this recipe with seasonal fruit and choose a spice to complement the fruit - rhubarb and nutmeg, peaches and ginger, blueberries and lemon zest, etc. Serve warm with ice cream or a splash of double cream or as the centerpiece of a Yankee breakfast.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at