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Apple Streusel Cake


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I wanted to bake something for Mother's Day for us all to enjoy after lunch out with my grandma, dad and mum. We had an abundance of apples in the house, and well I love pretty much anything with apples so I thought I'd try this recipe.

Me being me forgot to read the recipe properly, so I have typed it out in a logical format, unlike the one I was following! My streusel should have been frozen for more than 20 minutes and it should have resembled more of a crumble, but it was still delicious! Everyone liked it and it was a success! Next time I make it I will follow the instructions better.

Apple Streusel Cake

200g butter, softened
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar
3 eggs
1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
1/3 cup (80ml) milk
5 medium apples
25g butter, extra
1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
1/4 cup (35g) self-raising flour
1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
80g cold butter, chopped finely

1. Make the streusel: process flours, sugar and cinnamon until combined. Add butter; process until ingredients just come together. Wrap in plastic wrap; freeze about for about 1 hour or until firm.

2. Preheat oven to 180°C / 160°C fan-forced. Grease and line a 23cm-round cake pan.

3. Beat butter, rind and caster sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Transfer to large bowl; stir in sifted flours and milk; in two batches. Spread mixture into pan, bake 25 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, peel, core and quarter apples; slice thinly. Melt extra butter in a large frying pan, add apple; cook, stirring, about 5 minutes or until browned lightly. Add brown sugar; cook, stirring, about 5 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Set aside.

5. Remove cake from the oven. Working quickly, top cake with apple mixture; coarsly grate streusel over apple. Return to oven; bake about 25 minutes. Stand in cake pan for about 10 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool.

Serves 16.

Voila! Bon App├ętit!


I love streusels and the idea of a streusel cake for me was intriguing. The cross section of it kind of reminds me of the Japanese melon buns, the cakey bun with a sugary biscuit-like crumble on top.

How would it have turned out if it was made to instruction i.e. how would it have differed to what you'd made?

Hi Simon!
I think the streusel bit would have resembled more of a crumble than just grainy flour :P I will try it again doing it properly!

Arhhhhhh I wish I wasnt on a diet.

Hehehehe the word verification is 'supple' hehe.

I have a lot of apples at the moment and something like this is perfect. I adore streusel topping! :)

Hi Kayta!
Diets never last, try the cake!!!

Hi Lorraine!
I do love s streusel topping to!

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