Thursday, August 25, 2011

Strawberry, apple crumble cake

Sokehah Cheah | 12:24 PM | | |



This cake was made with Cameron Highlands strawberries which I bought when I was there for a short holiday recently.  Strawberries were in season at that time and surprisingly they were quite sweet.  Going cheap too, at 10 rgt for 6 packets of medium sized ones and 10 rgt for 3 packets of larger ones.  We couldn't finish them off and for experiment, I rinsed some, pat dry and stored them in a covered container in the freezer.  This cake was made with strawberries that were left in the freezer for a week.  This crumble cake was liked by family members and my neighbour remarked that it was good and encouraged me to continue baking!










This cake is at its best taken on the day it's baked.  Should there be any leftovers, keep them in a covered container in the fridge ..... they taste like cheesecake, once chilled!

Recipe for Strawberry apple crumble cake

Ingredients
  • 470 gm Granny Smith green apples
  • 2  tsp water
  • 1  Tbsp caster sugar
  • 100 gm fresh or frozen strawberries   OR any berries in season
Crumble Topping
  • 100 gm plain flour
  • 80 gm cold butter
  • 80 gm caster sugar
  • 1/2  tsp ground cinnamon
Cake
  • 125 gm yoghurt  OR  sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 gm caster sugar
  • 100 gm cold butter
  • 100 gm self-raising flour
  • 100 gm plain flour
  • 1/2  tsp vanilla
Method
  1. Peel, core the apples, slice lengthwise.
  2. Put apples in a pot, add in water and sugar.
  3. Cook for about 5 mins., till slightly limp.
  4. Cool in fridge for 40 mins. or in freezer for 20 mins.
For Crumble Topping
  1. Place ingredients in a food processor, process on medium speed till combined and mixture starts to form clumps.  About 20 to 40 seconds.
  2. Cover and put in the fridge.
For Cake
  1. Stir the yoghurt, eggs and vanilla with a handwhisk till well combined.  Set aside.
  2. Place butter, sugar and flour in the food processor and process on medium speed until no pieces of butter are visible, about 30 seconds.  Mixture should resemble ground almonds.
  3. Add in yoghurt mixture to the mixture, process on medium speed till well combined to a thick batter, about 10 seconds.  Scrape down the sides and base of the processor and process again for another 10 seconds.
  4. Spoon batter into a lightly greased, dusted and paper lined springform 23 cm pan.  Spread evenly with a spatula.
  5. Place cooled apples over the batter.
  6. Sprinkle chopped strawberries over the apples.
  7. Sprinkle cooled crumble over the fruits.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for about 50 to 60 mins, till crumble is golden brown.
  9. Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 mins., before unmoulding and cooling it completely on a wire rack.
  11. Serve warm.


Note :  If using frozen berries, do not thaw them, use as they are, frozen.

20 comments:

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  1. Can see why your neighbour asked you to continue baking, it looks delicious!

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  2. Cheah, I really love this crumble cake packed with apples and strawberries. Looks so pretty with that crust on top and healthy too.

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  3. Wow, looks good! The last time I went to CH was 4 years ago! Would love to go there again!

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  4. Yeah, I love crumble cakes too. This looks very good and pretty.

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  5. I dont know how long i have not visit CH, i must a trip soon. Your neighbour is lucky to receive this yummy cake.

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  6. Your crumble cake looks and sounds absolutely delicious! :) wow, the prices sound pretty cheap.

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  7. I like the idea of making the cake in food processor. I think they are much easier. I love having fresh fruits in my cake. Better still with crumbly topping :)

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  8. I want to be your neighbor :) Looks good....crumble cake are nice ! See you are now using your food processor...I can't do without mine :)

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  9. Jeannie
    Yes it's delicious especially when it's warm.

    Anncoo
    Yes, it's healthy with the fruits and not too sweet.

    kitchen flavours
    CH has changed a lot in 4 years, do go for a holiday but not on school holidays and public holidays. The place will be jammed.

    Yummy Bakes
    Thank you Chris.

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  10. my crumble always sinks, i'm booking to try soon, strawberries are still in season!

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  11. I bet I would love this the second day. What a tempting picture. The texture looks wonderful.

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  12. Ananda
    Sinks maybe because the base batter is runny.

    Barefeet in The Kitchen
    Thanks. Yes, tastes like cheesecake once chilled.

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  13. O Aunty Cheah, I want some right now! Have a great weekend.

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  14. Cheah, I love crumble cake a lot and yours look simply delish. Love the top crust so much. Yummmm....
    Enjoy your evening.
    Kristy

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  15. I don't remember having highland strawberries before. How does it taste like in comparison?

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  16. Sonia
    Oh you should make a trip there to enjoy the cool weather.

    Jen
    Yes, the berries were in season then. They can be pretty expensive, off-season.

    Elin
    Haven't got the hang out of it yet, must use more often.

    Shirley
    Help yourself and have a great week ahead!

    Kristy
    I like crumble when it's warm. You enjoy your evening too.

    Penny
    They aren't sweet most of the time but surprisingly this time they were quite sweet. Maybe it's due to the hot and dry spell a few months back.

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  17. The moist cake with the crumb topping and fruits - what a fabulous combination!

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  18. Barbara Bakes
    Thanks. The combo was good!

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