Apple crumble slice recipe

(44 ratings)

These apple crumble cake slices are the perfect way to enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon cup of tea - if you're feeling really indulgent, serve with warm custard or cool cream.

Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time1 hours
Total Time1 hours 20 mins
Cost RangeCheap

This apple crumble slice brings crumble and cake together to make one mouthwatering dessert or afternoon treat.

Traditional cinnamon and apple flavours are combined with soft sponge and topped with a crumble in this delicious twist on an apple crumble recipe (opens in new tab). In all other ways apart from shape, it's much like a traditional apple crumble. It has a buttery, sugary, crunchy topping with soft apples at the bottom. We've used cinnamon to give it that warming kick, too. However, these are sliced up into pieces.



  • 100gms softened butter
  • 130gms Demerara sugar
  • 130gms plain flour
  • 1tspn Cinnamon


  • 175gms softened butter
  • 175gms caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100ml milk
  • 1tspn vanilla extract
  • 175gms self-raising flour
  • 3 Granny Smith apples




  1. First make the crumble by placing all the ingredients into a food processor and blitzing until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each addition.
  3. Add the milk and vanilla and mix, then add the flour and mix until just combined and pour into the tin.
  4. Peel, core and quarter the apples, and dice to about 3 mm cubes and lay the cubes over the top of the cake.
  5. Sprinkle the crumble over the tops until evenly distributed.
  6. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

Top tips for making apple crumble slice:

Looking for an extra-crunchy crumble? Add some chopped almonds or hazelnuts to your topping to give it that little something more.

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