Apple crumble tray bake

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Bake A Wish 2013
Bake A Wish 2013
  • Serves: 8-10

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This apple crumble tray bake is so simple to make and delicious too. With a sweet cinnamon infused topping and a soft almond sponge, this cake combines a classic apple crumble recipe with a nutty, moist almond sponge. Made for our bake sale for Bake-A-Wish as part of the Make-A-Wish foundation it disappeared pretty fast off of the bake sale table! Serve on its own or with warm custard or ice cream for dessert. Store in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days.


For the sponge:
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1-2tsp baking powder
  • 200g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 med eggs
  • 50g ground almonds

For the apple topping:

For the crumble:

  • 10g butter
  • 10g sugar
  • 20g self-raising flour
  • 20g porridge oats

Have you got some crumble mixture leftover? Dont worry you can freeze it and save it for another time!


  1. Preheat oven 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and line a deep baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk all of the sponge ingredients together with an electric hand whisk. Once light and creamy spoon into the baking tray and bake for 20-30 mins until golden.
  3. Meanwhile prepare the apple topping by using our classic stewed apples recipe. Cut the apples into cubes instead. Add in the mixed dried fruit and cinnamon half way through and stir. Leave to cool.
  4. Make the crumble topping by mixing all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Use your hands and sprinkle the mixture with your fingertips to make a breadcrumb type consistency.
  5. Grease a baking tray with some butter and pour the crumble mixture onto the baking tray. Cook in the oven at 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 10-20 mins until golden and crisp. Make sure you shake the crumble mix ever 5 mins so it evenly bakes.
  6. Once all of the layers have cooled its time to assemble your cake. Put the sponge onto a wooden board and spoon on the apple topping pushing firmly down onto the sponge with the back of a wooden spoon.
  7. Sprinkle the crumble mixture on top covering the apple evenly. Cut into squares and serve.

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