I did, for my Dad’s birthday, and it is THE BEST cake I have had in a very long time.
It made my Dad very happy too 😀
Partly because it contained all of his favourite things (cinnamon, apples, nuts, berries), and partly because the man likes cake.
This cake has been at the top of my cake-making bucket list for a few years now, and it is a shame that it took me so long to get round to it!
The fruit is the perfect level of sweetness, the crumble is delightfully cinnamony, and the cake batter itself makes the moistest treat you could hope for!
And! Thanks to the layers of crumble throughout the cake, the fruit doesn’t sink to the bottom! I found this amazing 🙂
The only change I made to the recipe was to substitute pecans for hazelnuts as I (strangely) didn’t have any hazelnuts in. I am excited to make it again with a different mixture of fruit and nuts! Perhaps raspberry and pear crumble cake with chocolate chips in with the crumble? Oooh…
Now, Errol has nothing to do with this fabulous cake other than the fact that he too was meant to be a birthday present. I just had to name this post ‘Errol and the Blackberry Apple Crumble Cake’ because it sounds like a book I would liked to have read when I was younger…
You may recall a post quite a while ago now where I pondered about what to get the love for his birthday. Safe but boring or slightly risky and amazing? I went with amazing 😀 and this is Errol:
So he’s 28 days premature because stealth-pants went routing around some papers I left out and found an Amazon invoice for a book entitled ‘How to Care for your Pet Tortoise’!!!
…Admittedly I left said papers out for him to shred at work and had no idea I’d left the invoice in with them… But yeah, he managed to figure it out from there and figured it would be better to tell the truth than to act surprised on his birthday.
I appreciated that, but of course I was gutted too!!! I had plans to make a huge deal of it on his birthday, presenting the tank to him decorated with balloons and bunting… *sigh*
Still, Errol was received VERY warmly and VERY excitably (is that a word?) so I am super happy that I chose him 😀
Off to the butterfly farm tomorrow and then it’s half term!
Oh I do love this time of year 🙂 🙂 🙂