Cider Crumble Cake

Making cakes with cider is definitely something new to me. Just because of that, my curiosity drove me straight to the recipe which I found longgggg ago. So, I have finally made this during the Chinese New Year and gave them away as gifts. Since I have full supply of my homemade fruits cider, this is a pretty good time to make good use of them.

Ingredients for Crumble Topping :
40gm butter
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup roasted walnuts, chopped

Method :
(1) cream butter & sugar untill fluffy.
(2) fold in flour and mix to form a soft dough.
(3) add in chopped walnuts and mix combine.
(4) wrap dough with a plastic sheet and keep chilled for 15 mins.

Ingredients for Cake :
20gm butter, melted
2 tbsp golden syrup/honey
150ml homemade fruit/apple cider
2 cup all purpose flour
2 tspn baking powder
1/4 tspn ginger powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
5 pitted dates, roughly chopped
5 pitted prunes, roughly chopped

Method :
(1) combine butter, cider & syrup in a big bowl.
(2) fold in flour, sugar, ginger powder & baking powder, mix well.
(3) stir in chopped prunes & dates and mix to combine.
(4) fill paper cups up to 70% batter and top with crumble topping.
(5) then bake at preheated oven 175'C for about 30 mins.

The cakes turned out looking great... soft texture, crunch topping with assorted sweetness!

I can even smell the aroma of cider, really inviting! The aging cider tastes even stronger and more to alkohol. Where the freshly made ones is more to fruity flavour. I will have to make another batch soon when my next batch of homemade cider is ready to use. Enjoy!


  1. Hi, good morning, any more left for me for breakfast? Looks good, especially the topping.

  2. In Germany we have something similar and it's called 'Strueselkuchen' - one of my favourite cakes...!!

  3. Hm, I've never made cake with cider either. It sounds really interesting though, and delicious. I love the crumb topping!

  4. Cake with cider is something very new to me too, usually use cider for cooking only..these little cakes of yours looks delicious, I like the look of those crumbles on the top..

  5. My husband would love those crumble muffins!

  6. is such a special cake (: im sure it taste YUMMY! (:

  7. i don't find here at portugal Apple Cider...but i would love to make these cakes...Loved the look of the crumble!



  8. The only time I have used cider in cooking other than drinking it, is to use them in a chicken stew.

    You have some yummy looking cakes here :)

  9. this looks really delicious I love the looks of the cake! Beautiful!

  10. Innovative and yummy cake.....

  11. Interesting use of cider. I bet it is delicious! I don't think I've ever cooked with it but now you've made me curious and I will have to give it a go.

  12. Looks really tempting. This must be so good with a cup of hot tea or coffee. I used to make the cider too. I think I still have a few bottles. I can make these lovely muffins :D Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  13. Hmm...early morning again u make me hungry!

  14. Wow, those cakes look so cool and they sound so yummy. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cakes up.

  15. Well now certainly piqued my interest on this one. I've never made any baked product by using apple cider. In savoury dishes, I have...however, it certainly wasn't the homemade kind.

    Thanks for your tip on using the lesser strength cider for another batch. looks matter how strong the cider was ;o)

    Have a great weekend,

  16. These look delicious. The crumble topping makes these really special. You asked about the chicken. They are not the same. Tocino chicken is made with annato powder and is usually grilled. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  17. i've just seen your fruit cider method..seems so easy and thanks so much for the fruit for face masque?? good..i need that!

  18. This is new to me, it look good and hearty.

  19. This is new to me too! Never thought of using apple cider in cakes. Looks good especially with the crumble topping.

  20. I haven't made a cake with cider either, but looking at yours i think I must reconsider!

  21. The cider is really interesting. New to me too!

  22. These look so delish! I love a good crumb cake.

    I'd love to have you share this recipe on my Sweet Tooth Friday linky!

  23. I love using fresh apple cider for baking, these look great!

  24. just came across your blog! it's fabulous! you have some great insight on your posts! you have some wonderful recipes!

  25. These look totally delicious Kristy! I love those big, fat crumbs over top!

  26. As the words flow from my lips; Cider Crumble Cake, I realize I need one of those beautiful creations right at this moment...Please Kristy:)

  27. wow these muffins look so good love cider

  28. Cheah : Wow, are you kidding! Still awake at 12.20am!

    Cooking Gallery : Exactly, 'struesel cake' !

    Roxan : I love the topping too!

    Jeannie : Actually, there's quite a number of baking recipes too by using cider.

    Angie : If he loves alkohol then the aging cider should be perfect for him!

    Sweetylicious : Indeed something nice to try with! Hope you will like it too.

    Ana Rita : Hi there, welcome to my humble little space. Hope to hear from you more often. Btw, you can make your own cider. I have the link enclosed.

    Tigerfish : I seldom use cider in my cooking. I usually add them to water and drink it directly.

    Claudia : Thank you very much.

    Divya : Hope you will like it too!

    Pam : Sounds pretty much like me! ha..

    MaryMoh : Guess, yours are aging cider and must have smell really strong and good as well.

    Angeline : Haha... I am so envy of you. Don't have to make breakfast even on weekend. Just enjoy all the good food at the restaurants. :o)

    Cathy : Ooops, don't forget to put on your napkin. lol!

    Bluewales : Hi there, welcome to my humble little space. Hope to hear from you more often.

    Little Inbox : Thank you very much.

    Lisa : Thank you so much for your invitation. I am in!

    Claudia : Yeah, you're right! It does smell terrific no matter how strong the cider was!

  29. Mary : Oh I see. But I have once made pan fried tocino! It rather good even without annato powder. It tastes more or less like 'char siew'. Thanks you so much for the info. Much appreciate it! Hope you're having a great weekend.
    Blessings, Kristy

  30. Lena : It was pretty easy to make. Yeap, it works for oily & normal skin type. But not mine because i have thin outer layer of

    Sonia : And smell great as well!

    Katerina : Oh well, as I said so, never try never know! :o) Have fun!

    Ann : It doesn't taste strange at all but very interesting smell instead.

    Allison : HI there, welcome to my little space. Hope you will enjoyi there. Would love to hear from you more often.

    Natasha : Hi dear, welcome to my little space. Hope to hear from you more often.

    Cait : Oh my, thank you very much for your super sweet comment. And welcome to my humble little space. Hope to hear from you more often.

    Reeni : You're welcome to join me, darling!

    louise : Oh, how I wish to share some of these with you. :o)

    Rebecca : Thank you so much! Do you think your hubby will love it too!

    Thank you all for spending your weekend here with me. I am really appreciate it. Hope you're all having a wonderful day. Enjoy!

    Blessings, Kristy

  31. The cider crumble cake looks delicious. Thank you for sharing. By the way, I have a contest giveaway on my blog you might find fun. Take a look.

  32. Kristy, you did a fabulous job with these muffins! They look so moist! I'm saving the recipe for fall...that's when I'm really in the mood for cider.

  33. Looks delicious. I would have that with a cup of tea! nice!

  34. Never thought of using cider! Nice touch.

  35. Oh Kristy , so happy to see ya!
    THese little cakes are sooo cute , i love the well risen mound ,and the crunchy topping as well!

  36. Shanae : Hi there, welcome to humble little space. Thank you so much for your invitation. Will check out on that soon. Hope to hear from you more often.

    Barbara: Thank you very much.

    Pete : Thank you!

    Penny: It is!

    Mia : Nice to see you around, dear. And thank you so much for your lovely words. Do keep in touch.

    Thanks everyone for visiting and spending your time here with me. It's been a real pleasure. Hope you're all having a great day. Enjoy!

    Blessings, Kristy

  37. These crumble cake looks delicious. Can't resist the lovely topping!

    I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. It's open to anyone, anywhere in the world. Would you like to join in for the fun? It doesn' have to be a new post on your blog. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too. All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!


  38. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  39. Mmmm... they do look delicious, and what a nice gift they must of made! I always love your sweet baked goods! I don't bake so I'm not familiar with baking with cider,and with your homemade cider it must be the best!


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