Crumble Cake

    45 min

    This is the perfect cake to enjoy on a easy Sunday afternoon. A light sponge cake is topped with a sweet cinnamon crumble. Perfect with a big mug of tea or coffee.

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    Serves: 15 

    • For the Cake
    • 250g plain flour
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 110g butter
    • 1 egg
    • 175ml milk or as needed
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • For the Streusel Topping
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 50g butter

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm tin.
    2. To make the streusel topping: In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar and cinnamon. Rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
    3. To make the cake: In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Crack an egg into a measuring jug and then fill with milk to make up to 250ml. Stir in vanilla. Pour into crumb mixture and mix just until moistened. Spread into prepared tin.
    4. Sprinkle with streusel topping. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    Make this regularly, my hubby loves it. Only thing is crumbs go everywhere!!  -  12 May 2012


    fantastic and easy. Im not the best cook in the world but this cake was easy and really tasty. The whole family loved it.  -  29 Feb 2012


    I have made two today,one I done as said ,the other I put in oven for 40 mins and added fruit,then I put the crumble on top pressed it down and cooked it for 12 to 15 mins with baking sheet over, came out better and crumble stays on,so much better not cooking crumble first as it all fell off , Secord one perfect  -  12 May 2018