Cherry & Amaretti Crumble Cake

Ingredients

For the Cake
  • 175g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • 175g Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 Lemon Zest (Unwaxed)
  • 2 Eggs (Large)
  • 100g Soured Cream
  • 175g Self-Raising White Flour
  • ½ tsp Fine Sea Salt
For the Crumble
  • 150g Self-Raising White Flour
  • 100g Unsalted Butter (Cold, Cubed)
  • 75g Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 75g Amaretti Biscuits (Crushed)
  • 40g Flaked Almonds
For The Cherry Layer
  • 250g Cherries Soaked in Kirsch

Spicy Tofu Crumbles

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu, sliced ¾ inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Fresno chile, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha or gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger

Toffee Apple Crumble Layer Cake

Ingredients

For the Sponge
  • 750g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • 600g Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
  • 150g Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 12 Free Range Large Eggs
  • 750g Self Raising Flour
  • 0.5tsp Baking Powder
  • 180ml Whole Milk
  • 0.5tsp Vanilla Extract
For the Crumble
  • 225g Plain White Flour
  • 135g Unrefined Soft Brown Sugar (We Like Billington’s)
  • 1tsp Sea Salt
  • 150g Unsalted Butter (Cold & Cubed)
For the Cinnamon Buttercream
  • 900g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • 1.95kg Icing Sugar
  • 2tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 180ml Whole Milk
  • 1.5tsp Vanilla Extract
For the Filling & Topping
  • 1 Jar Apple Sauce
  • 300ml Salted Caramel
  • 10 Apple Crisps (Optional)

Vegan Apple Crumble

Ingredients

For the filling
  • 575g Bramley apple(3 medium apples), peeled, cored and sliced to 1 cm thick
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
For the crumble
  • 175g plain flour
  • 110g golden caster sugar
  • 110g dairy-free spread (we used Vitalite dairy-free spread)
  • 1 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp demerara sugar
  • Oat-based vegan cream or custard, to serve

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 190C/170 fan/gas 5. Toss the apples with 2 tbsp golden caster sugar and put in a 23cm round baking dish at least 5cm deep, or a 20cm square dish. Flatten down with your hand.
  2. For the crumble topping, mix the flour and sugar in a bowl with a good pinch of salt. Rub the dairy-free spread in with your fingertips until the mixture looks like moist breadcrumbs. Shake the bowl and any big bits will come to the surface – rub these in too.
  3. Pour the crumble mix over the apples to form a pile in the centre, then use a fork to even out. Gently press the surface with the back of the fork so the crumble holds together and goes crisp, then lightly drag the fork over the top for a decorative finish. Sprinkle the oats and demerara sugar over evenly.
  4. Place on a baking tray and put in the oven for 35-40 mins, until the top is golden and the apples feel very soft when you insert a small, sharp knife. Leave to cool for 10 mins before serving.

Toffee Apple Crumble Layer Cake by Liam Charles

Ingredients

  • For the Sponge
  • 750g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • 600g Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar (We like Billington’s)
  • 150g Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar (We Like Billington’s)
  • 12 Free Range Large Eggs
  • 750g Self Raising Flour
  • 0.5tsp Baking Powder
  • 180ml Whole Milk
  • 0.5tsp Vanilla Extract (We like Nielsen Massey)
For the Crumble
  • 225g Plain White Flour
  • 135g Unrefined Soft Brown Sugar (We Like Billington’s)
  • 1tsp Sea Salt
  • 150g Unsalted Butter (Cold & Cubed)
For the Cinnamon Buttercream
  • 900g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • 1.95kg Icing Sugar (We like Silver Spoon)
  • 2tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 180ml Whole Milk
  • 1.5tsp Vanilla Extract (We like Nielsen Massey)
For the Filling & Topping
  • 1 Jar Apple Sauce
  • 300ml Salted Caramel
  • 10 Apple Crisps (Optional)