Rhubarb and Apple Crumble Cake Recipe

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It’s no secret that I love baking loaf cakes but you can easily make any loaf cake a little more fancy and exciting by adding a crumble topping. One of our favourites is this Apple and Rhubarb Crumble Cake, a really simple bake that is full of flavour and the whole family loves.

How do you make a crumb cake?

This moist apple and rhubarb crumb cake is so simple to make. It has all the typical cake ingredients – flour, butter, eggs and sugar, plus rhubarb and apple. But then it has a typical crumble topping adding. This crumb layer is so tasty and really adds another level to a simple bake.

We tend to use caster sugar for this recipe but light brown sugar works really well too – and golden caster sugar is always lovely as well. We also use self raising flour for ease but you could always use plain flour or all purpose flour and a little baking powder or baking soda if that works better for you.

As well as being just a fantastic, tasty bake, this Rhubarb Apple Crumb Cake is also a really lovely dessert. Served with custard, it’s a wonderful, hearty and warming dessert, perfect after a big family dinner.

If you’re looking for other recipe to try here’s our old school sprinkle cake, rhubarb yogurt loaf cake and our banana and carrot muffins. You can find all our recipes to date here.

What equipment do you need for this loaf cake recipe?

You can make this recipe simply with things you already have in your kitchen but here are the things we use in case there’s something you don’t already have:

As you can see, it’s all things you probably have already. We use loaf tin liners to guarantee that bakes come out of the tin easily and they’re great when baking as gifts too but parchment paper works well too.

So here’s our delicious Rhubarb and Apple Crumble Cake Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 220g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 220g self raising flour
  • 150g rhubarb, cut into small pieces
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped

For the crumble topping

  • 70g self raising flour
  • 50g butter
  • 30g sugar

Recipe

  • Preheat oven at 160C/300F/Gas 2
  • Cream together the butter and caster sugar in a mixing bowl
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  • Pour the batter into a lined/greased loaf tin
  • Now for the crumble topping. In a separate bowl, rub the butter flour and sugar together until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Pour this crumb topping on top of the cake batter in the prepared loaf tin and then bake in the middle of the oven for 50 minutes until brown on the top and a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack and serve.

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Rhubarb and Apple Crumble Cake Recipe

This Rhubarb and Apple Loaf Cake is utterly delicious, full of the flavours of the season and made a little bit fancy with a crumble topping on top. The whole family love it.
Course Afternoon Tea, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients

  • 220 g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 220 g self raising flour
  • 150 g rhubarb cut into small pieces
  • 1 apple peeled, cored and chopped

For the crumble topping

  • 70 g self raising flour
  • 50 g butter
  • 30 g sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 160C/300F/Gas 2
  • Cream together the butter and caster sugar in a mixing bowl
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  • Pour the batter into a lined/greased loaf tin
  • Now for the crumble topping. In a separate bowl, rub the butter flour and sugar together until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Pour this crumb topping on top of the cake batter in the prepared loaf tin and then bake in the middle of the oven for 50 minutes until brown on the top and a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack and serve.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

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