2 October 2013

Apple Cake with Streusel topping

I was hoping to bring this recipe to you a lot sooner but my laptop has given up on me after 5 trusty years. I didn't realise how much I rely on it to blog. Hopefully we can get it fixed/replaced soon as I hate using the iPad to blog..it's just not the same. Please bare with me!

So now it's October Autumn is officially in full swing. Last weekend my nan gave us some apples from her garden so it was the perfect excuse to bake something with apples and cinnamon.  You just have to have that combination..it's perfect. I came across a German apple cake recipe on pinterest. We didn't have all the ingredients so I experimented a little and it came out great!! The streusel topping was out of this world and was a lot easier to make than a normal crumble topping. Give this a try!


Adapted German Cake

For the streusel

4oz unsalted butter
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/4 cups plain / all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


For the cake
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 cups plain / all-purpose flour
1 cup caster sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
2 medium eggs
1 cup milk
2 apples peeled and sliced
9 inch round baking tin

Method
Preheat your oven to 170c . Grease your cake tin.
To make the streusel, melt your butter and allow to cool. Mix together all the strudels dry ingredients and finally stir in the melted butter. You should see a crumb like texture. Set aside.
Melt the butter for the cake mixture, set aside to cool. Combine all your dry ingredients then add your wet ingredients. Mix until all the ingredients are combined. Do not over mix.
Pour your cake batter into the prepared tin. Lay your sliced apple over the cake mixture evenly. Finally sprinkle your streusel topping to cover the apple. Bake for 45 minutes, checking that a knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.


It's such a lovely moist cake and tasted even better the next morning with a large cup of tea!

Please do let me know if you make this :)

Gemma x

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6 comments:

  1. Mmmmm, that looks and sounds fabulous!! Will give it a go this weekend I think....

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    1. Thanks Nina! It is definitely a keeper x

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  3. Mmmm! I will have to try this! This looks delicious and I still have a bunch of apples that I need to use. I love your idea of having it in the morning with a cup of tea. What a lovely way to start a cool fall day! ♥

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    1. Definitely give it a go! I love comforting cakes like this : ) happy Saturday

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