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Apple and Blackberry Crumble Cake

Apple & Blackberry Crumble Cake 2

Deep in the midst of summer, as we are, I find that when I want cake I want there to be fruit involved.  When the shelves of the supermarkets and grocers are actually filled with local fruit I think it would be such a shame not to take advantage, as this is when the flavours are at their height.

Apple & Blackberry Crumble Cake 3

Apple and blackberry is a classic combination.  Here, the apple is providing a subtle background sweetness which is pierced by bites of sharp blackberry.  The sponge is delicate and moist, with the crumble topping adding the contrasting crunchy texture and a gently warming spice.

Wrap this crumble cake in parchment paper, make a flask of tea, grab a blanket, call a friend and head down to the park for a casual, al fresco afternoon tea.  Sounds like a dreamy afternoon to me!

Apple & Blackberry Crumble Cake 1

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