Apple Streusel Cake

I cannot believe it’s November already! It feels like it has come by so quickly and as it’s my birthday month I was wishing it wasn’t here just yet.

 
The weather is changing, getting better but we are still having some November rain, which I secretly love.

 

We had a great long weekend visiting nanny and enjoying some sleep ins and some beautiful sunshine.
I will share some pics of our weekend, but AS this blog of mine is supposed to be a food blog, I thought I’d share with you this amazing Apple Streusel Cake recipe.
 
Now seriously, this has become a new family favourite and I can tell you that I have made it three times in the last week.

 

 

There are a few steps to this recipe but really it’s not difficult at all.

Apple Streusel Cake
 
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Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 23cm cake
Ingredients
  • streusel mix
  • 50g plain flour
  • 30g self raising flour
  • 75g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 75g butter, chopped
  • 20g rolled oats
  • cake
  • 200g butter, room temperature
  • 150g caster sugar
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 75g plain flour
  • 100ml milk, room temperature
  • 4 granny smith apples
  • 1tblsp butter
  • 75g brown sugar
Method
  1. preheat oven to 180C/160C, grease and line a 23cm spring form cake tin with baking paper
  2. start off by making streusel mixture, put flours, brown sugar, spices and butter into a food processor and process until combined, add oats and pulse a few times just until combined
  3. put streusel ,mixture into a bowl and place in the freezer
  4. to make cake, beat butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy
  5. add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition
  6. sift flours into a bowl and add to cake mixture in two batches alternating with milk, do not over beat
  7. spread mixture into prepared cake tin and bake for 25min
  8. whilst cake is in oven, prepare apples by peeling, coring and slicing into thin slices
  9. place butter into a pan over a medium heat, add apples once butter has melted and cook for a few minutes until apples have softened
  10. add brown sugar and cook for another few minutes until sugar has dissolved and apple mixture has thickened
  11. take cake out of oven after 25minutes and carefully add apple mixture on top of cake
  12. then crumble streusel mixture on top of apples and bake for a further 25min
  13. enjoy the smell and definitely the taste

 

 

                                            

 

And just before I go, I have to add these pics of my amazing skirt, made by me at the ever so talented and really lovely too, Nicole Mallalieu’s skirt class (fabric for the panel by the sweet Miss Posie)

 

Now if I can make a skirt with Nikki’s guidance…anyone can, so check out her classes for some inspiration (you are awesome Nikki!)

 

 

    

 

I made that little boy too

 

Happy November lovely friends, hope it’s a wonderful month for you and for me ♥

 

Cathie