I really think the downside of me going into a supermarket is that I will pick up anything and want to make them straight away. Just like the other day, I saw some cooking apples… I cannot help myself but to get two large ones, at that time I cannot decide what to make… but da ta… here is one of my favourite.
Irish Apple crumble cake by Donal Skehan
110g butter plus extra for greasing
150g soft light brown sugar
2 large free range eggs
210g plain flour, sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of milk
300g peeled, cored and sliced cooking apple (Shouldn’t be more than one large one)
For the crumble topping:
50g of vanilla sugar (or substitute with caster sugar)
50g of plain flour
50g of butter
Preheat the oven to 180°C, grease and line a 20cm 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.
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.
Original recipe link ==> http://www.donalskehan.com/2014/03/irish-apple-crumble-cake/