Apple Crumble Cake

A colleague at work brought in a bag full of cooking apples from his tree, free to anyone who wanted some. I took 6 and decided to have a try at my first apple crumble cake.

I adapted an apple crumble cake recipe I found on Pinterest for self raising flour (I’m out of baking powder)… Here’s the result. 🙂

You will need
7″ (18cm) round cake tin
75g unsalted butter
225g self raising flour
50g caster sugar
A pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)
450g apples (cooking apples if available)
1 medium egg
1-2 tbsp milk
Confectioners sugar to dust


Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / gas 6 and grease your cake tin.

Peel, core and chop the apples.

Combine flour and butter until you have fine crumbs. Add the cinnamon if you’re using it.

Mix in the sugar, then stir in the apples and beaten egg.

Add milk and mix well. It will seem like there’s too many apples in the bowl but that is how it should look!


Pile the mixture into the prepared cake tin and smooth it down a little – the tin will look quite full but that’s OK as the cake won’t rise too much.

Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is beautifully golden brown.

Use a skewer to test that the cake is cooked all the way through – it should come out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool before turning out onto a wire rack.


Dust thickly with icing sugar.

Enjoy! 🙂 We ate ours with a little vanilla ice cream… Dad had his with custard.



  • Tips for Baking on a Budget – Chimmyville

    August 20, 2020 at 23:38

    […] If you’re struggling to find the fresh fruit you need then frozen or tinned fruit is also a great alternative. Or you could even consider foraging for your own We often go blackberry picking in our local area and our neighbour has an apple tree which he often shares with us. They make a delicious crumble cake. […]

  • Katy

    October 12, 2015 at 18:53

    ooh, that looks good! I’m always vaguely obsessed with fruit crumble at this time of year, but I’ve not (yet?!) tried a crumble-cake

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