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Apple pie with crumbs

Apple pie with crumbs
It's always time for a delicious cake. A basic cake is a treat in itself, but you can make so much fun with a "naked cake". This apple cake with crumbs is dressed and contains a lot of apple. And that crumb layer; that is pure indulgence on a cake. Because I was afraid that the apple pieces would sink down, the apples were grated into fine slices and mixed into the cake. This way they stay in place and it gives the cake a very creamy structure and fresh taste. If you don't have a grater, you can of course also cut very finely. Hidden under a nice layer of crumbs is another apple in slightly wider slices. "Your slice is bigger than mine!" it sounded in the tasting team after the first bite. An easy recipe for a delicious cake.

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Apple pie with crumbs

Apple pie with crumb

Requirements for a 25 cm cake:

  1. 200 grams of butter at room temperature

  2. 200 grams of fine sugar

  3. 200 grams of flour

  4. 6 grams of baking powder

  5. 4 medium eggs

  6. Pinch of salt

  7. 2 sliced apples for the cake

  8. 1 apple in slightly thicker pieces for under the crumb layer in the cake batter

For the crumb coat:

  1. 75 grams of cold butter in cubes

  2. 75 grams of sugar

  3. 100 grams of flour

  4. Pinch of salt

Tip: If necessary, replace a small part of the sugar with vanilla sugar; 1 or 2 sachets is sufficient
Grate apples and cut into pieces

Apple cake with crumbs

  1. Make the crumb layer by mixing the ingredients with your thumb and forefingers into crumbs. Store the crumbs in the refrigerator until use.

  2. Cover your baking tin with baking paper or grease the tin with butter and sprinkle it thinly with some flour.

  3. Beat the butter with the sugar until it is creamy and light in color. This quickly takes about 5 minutes. Now beat egg by egg until incorporated into the mix.

  4. Add the sifted flour, baking powder and salt and fold into the butter-sugar mix.

  5. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees with a convection oven or to 180 degrees with an oven with top and bottom heat.

  6. Peel 3 apples, cut them into 4 parts and remove the core. Shave 2 apples into thin slices and cut the apple that is left into slightly wider slices but still thin.The shaved apples can go through the cake batter.

  7. Fill the baking tin with the batter. Dip the slightly thicker apple slices into the top batter.

  8. Sprinkle the crumbs over the top and bake the cake for 55-60 minutes. Prick the cake with a skewer to check if the cake is done.

Sprinkle the crumbs over the apple cake batter

How best to store a cake

Let the apple cake with crumbs cool down well and pack the cake in an airtight container. This can be done in plastic, aluminum foil or in a cake box. The cake will keep well for a week. Don't store the cake in the refrigerator, as it will dry out quickly. If you prefer to keep it in the fridge, take the cake out of the fridge an hour before serving so that the butter in the cake can warm up. Would you rather eat your cake later? You can also freeze the Apple pie with crumbs well.

Apple pie with crumbs

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