Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Irish Apple Crumble Cake

I love crumble cakes & this recipe of Donal Skehan really caught my attention . I've baked this cake few times & even for my son's 18th birthday . He always requests for apple cake for his birthday so this cake fit the bill perfectly .  He like thi lovely soft apple-licious cake with rich buttery crumb topping . I simply love just how moist & flavourful is  this cake , perfect for a tea time break . I can easily eat half of this cake but luckily my hubby & sons finished it before I can have another slice !  Why 'luckily' ??!! Then I don't have to spend another hour to burn all those calories in the gym  !  LOL  

This post is linked to Little Thumbs Up event organized by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids with Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY & hosted this month by me , Kit fromI-Lost in Austen . To join this event & link with us at this post 

Irish Apple Crumble Cake
Recipe from Donal Skehan

110g butter
150g light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp milk
210g flour –sifted
1 Tbsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
1 Tsp ground cinnamon
300g apples – peeled, cored & sliced ( I’ve diced them)
20 cm cake tin

Crumble Topping
50g vanilla sugar (can be substitude with caster sugar)
50g butter
50g flour


1)      Preheat oven to 180°C  . Grease & line cake tin .

2)      Cream butter & sugar till pale in a large mixing bowl .

3)      Add eggs , one at a time & mix till well combined .

4)      Fold in flour, baking powder, salt & cinnamon . Blend well till resembles a thick cake batter .

5)      Add in apple slices & mix well till well combined . Pour into cake tin & spread evenly .

6)      For the crmble topping : Combine sugar & flour into a large bowl . Rub butter into the flour mixture using your finger tips to make a breadcrumb texture .  Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly on top of the batter & bake for 40 – 45 mins till lovely golden brown or till the skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean . Enjoy


  1. I think I'll eat the whole cake too! Bookmarked to make for myself :)

  2. Hi Kit, your Irish Apple Crumble Cake is so nicely baked ^-^!

  3. Hi Kit,

    I see that you have baked a lot of food for your spare 2 hours... LOL!

    Mich, please spare some of this cake for me... LOL! nom nom nom nom virtually!... LOL!


  4. Kit , that apple crumble cake looks fantastic ! Love the moist texture and the crunchy topping ! Your tea set is so pretty :D

  5. Hi Kit, how you doing? Sorry for not dropping by lately. Your crumble cake look so delightful, very moist and soft. Great to go with coffee.
    Lovely presentation and as usual all your flowers are gorgeous.

    Have a nice day. Hugs to you.

  6. This looks delicious. I love to bake with apples and the crumble brings the whole cake together.

  7. We are fans of streusel too. This looks fantastic, Kit.

  8. Hi Kit,
    This is such a lovely cake! With the crumble over the top, and the moist cake, it sounds delicious! I'll join you for tea, so we could finish half the cake together! Hehe!

  9. Kit,
    I am another fan of streusel.
    Your apple crumble cakes looks yummlicious!


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