Free From Apple Crumble Cake

This week was free from week on the Bake Off. I actually struggled with this one (believe it or not!) There were sugar free cakes (okay, refined sugar free cakes!) gluten free breads and a dairy free ice cream cake. I'm having to try and go with the bake that would be the cheapest on our food budget and this week proved hard. I couldn't afford the alternatives for the sugar I always put in cakes. I tried honey but I thought, yuck! I shoved in the sugar and made a sponge instead!

So this week I went with gluten and dairy free sponge cake with a topping of gluten free oats and crumble mix.


Free From Apple Crumble Cake
A gluten and dairy free sponge cake with apples and a crumble topping. Perfect for autumn! (And when you can't chose between cake and crumble!)
  • 150g Dairy free spread
  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150g Doves Farm Self Raising Flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Doves Farm Plain Flour
  • Gluten Free Oats
  • Dairy free spread
  • Apples (enough for your chosen dish)
First make a sponge cake how you normally would by mixing all your ingredients together making sure there are no lumps

Pour the sponge mix into your chosen dish (I used a long dish for pies!)

Slice your apples and place them on top of the sponge mix

In another bowl, add some flour and butter. Using your hands, make a crumble. I didn't measure this bit, I just judged how big my dish was. Make sure there's not more spread than flour.

Scatter your crumble mix over the apples and sponge, covering entirely just like you would an ordinary apple crumble

I used 2 handfuls of gluten free oats and some more sugar on top of the crumble to give it that crunch.

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Mummy Mishaps


  1. I love a good crumble so this cake would be right up my street!

  2. Crumble and sponge cake, perfect!
    Angela x
    Only Crumbs Remain

  3. Oooh this looks delicious! Thinking of hiring you to come and bake everyday for me! haha! xx

    1. haha, baking in exchange for a Welsh tour sounds good to me :0) xx

  4. I love cake and i love crumble so this is a no brainer for me - yummy! thank you for linking up x

  5. I love crumble cakes and this one sounds delicious x #GBBOBloggers2015