Your wish is my command…here’s the recipe for the bramble and apple crumble cake.

I’ve already passed it on to a couple of friends who requested it and they’ve had much success with it.  I hope you do too.

For the cake mixture:

150g softened butter

150g caster sugar

3 large eggs

75g plain flour

1½ tsp baking powder

110g ground almonds

2 or 3 eating apples – or more to your taste – peeled, cored and cut into thin slices

150g blackberries

For the topping

100g butter

100g plain flour

110g Demerara sugar

2 tbsps whole rolled oats, or more if you like a more oaty topping

  1.  Line a 20cm spring-form cake tin.  Preheat the oven to 180o/gas 4.
  2. Make the cake:
  3. Cream the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat lightly with a fork, then add them little by little to the butter and egg sugar, beating well between each addition.
  5. Sieve the flour and baking powder together and gently fold into the butter mixture.
  6. Gently fold the almonds into the mixture.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and smooth the top.
  8. Top the mixture with apple slices and blackberries, pressing them into the mixture slightly
  9. Make the crumble:
  10. Rub the butter into the flour, then stir in the sugar and oats. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the top of the cake. Sprinkle with caster sugar for a crunchy top if desired.
  11. Bake in the oven for about an hour until a skewer pushed into the cake comes out clean (it will be slightly wet from the fruit but will have no cake mixture on it).
  12. Leave to cool.
  13. Eat.
  14. Enjoy.

I have to admit that this isn’t an original recipe…but sadly I have no idea of the original source.

If this is your recipe please let me know and I’ll be happy to give you the credit you so richly deserve.