Apple Crumble Traybake


One perk of being back at work is definitely when your colleague gives you a massive bag of cooking apples and asks you to make something with them for the office! I had a little look on Jane's Patisserie's website and decided to try her Apple Crumble Traybake. I made two batches (which meant peeling, coring and chopping a kilo of apples!) one for the office and one for my family. It went down really well at work and my little niece said it was "good" and that is all the praise I need!  

Ingredients for the crumble:
120g plain flour
60g caster sugar
60g butter

Ingredients for the cake:
500g cooking apples (peeled, cored and chopped weight)
300g butter 
350g light brown sugar (300g for the cake + 50g for the apples)
300g self raising flour
6 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp ground cinnamon 

Ingredients for the decoration:
100g icing sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
1-3 tbsp water 

Method:
1. For the crumble, rub the butter, flour and sugar together until it resembles breadcrumbs and set to one side. 
2. Preheat the oven to 160 fan and line a 9x13" tray with baking paper. #
3. Peel, core and chop your apples into 2cm pieces. Put into a bowl and cover with 50g of light brown sugar. Stir so all the apple pieces are covered and leave to one side. 
4. Beat together the butter and remaining 300g of sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, flour, cinnamon and vanilla and beat until fully incorporated.
5. Add the apples and fold into the cake mixture. Pour into your prepared tin and sprinkle with the crumble topping. Bake for 50-60 minutes and leave to cool.
6. For the decoration, mix the icing sugar, cinnamon and water together. Drizzle over the cake and cut into pieces. 
 

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