Apple and Blackberry Crumble Cake


170g caster sugar

170g butter / vegan butter (I use normally use Vitalite)

270g of unsweetened applesauce

250g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

150g fresh or frozen blackberries

Crumble topping:

2 tbsp flour

2 tbsp oats

1tsp flaked almonds to sprinkle over the top


1.    Preheat oven to 180c

2.    Stir together the sugar and butter. Remove 1tbsp of the mixture and put in a separate bowl for the crumble topping.

3.    Stir in the apple sauce until combined.

4.    Fold in the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt and spices.

5.    Fold in the blackberries and pour the mixture into a greased loaf tin.

6.    Combine the remaining crumble ingredients with the leftover butter mixture until it has a crumb-like texture.

7.    Sprinkle the crumble and flaked almonds over the top of the cake batter.

8.    Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean. (There may be some blackberry juices on it, ignore those).

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