Sponge cake with crumble topping

    40 min

    An incredibly simple, yet utterly delicious cake. A moist sponge cake is topped with a buttery crumble. Enjoy as is, with cream, whipped cream, custard or ice cream.

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    Makes: 1 28x18cm cake

    • 200g plain flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 110g butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 250ml buttermilk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 28x18cm or similar sized tin.
    2. In a large bowl, mix flour and sugar together. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 8 tablespoons of this mixture for the crumble topping.
    3. To the remaining flour mixture, stir in the cinnamon, cloves, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Blend in egg and buttermilk. Pour batter into prepared tin. Sprinkle over reserved crumble topping.
    4. Bake in the 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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    This was a very simple and easy recipe, I thought it was very moist I would make it again.  -  29 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was easy to follow and quick to make. But definitely more crumb topping needs to be saved for the yummy part of the cake! over all, it was just okay. not the best stuff to show off though.  -  16 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this crumb cake this morning and by bed time there was only 1/4 of it left. My family thought it was delectible. I did make a few alterations. I used 2 eggs, and since I didn't have buttermilk I used regular milk. I also added 1/2 cup brown sugar to the mix for the crumb topping. Oh, I added a sprinkle of Tastefully Simple Mulling Spice too! I am sure this will be enjoyed by our family for years to come!  -  12 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)