Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fruit Crumble Cake

There is one blog which I admire a lot since I start blogging is Technicolor Kitchen . The owner of the blog Patricia Scarpin from Brazil is such a talented chef and photographer. She makes everything look so delicious and beautiful. You just wanted to try out everything she posted at her blog. When I saw her Fruit Crumble Cake I knew I just have to make it right away. It turns out beautifully. The cake has a very nice fruity taste and I just love the crunchy crumble topping. I did some minor changes to the recipe and instead of 8” x 12” square pan, I used 8” x 8” pan, that is why the cake turn out a bit taller than hers and for the fruits I just used whatever fruits that I have in my fridge.

Adapted from Technicolor Kitchen

3/4 cup/1 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 cup (60ml) whole milk
5 plums, stoned and thinly sliced
5 apricots, stoned and thinly sliced
1 tbsp sugar - for sprinkling

Crumble topping:

1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 ½ tablespoons caster sugar
2 ½ tablespoons (35g) cold unsalted butter, chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Butter an 8” x 12” (I used 8” x 8” so the cake turns out much thicker than her) baking pan and line with baking paper – butter the paper as well.
2. Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy. Gradually add the eggs and beat well. Sift the flour and baking powder over the mixture, add the milk and beat in low speed until combined. Spoon the mixture onto prepared pan, arrange the fruit over the top and sprinkle with the extra sugar.
3. To make the crumble topping, place the flour, sugar and butter in a bowl and rub with your fingertips until fine crumbs form. Scatter over the fruit.
4. Bake for 50 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.


Cheah said...

Wow, so beautiful! Going to have my breakfast, will certainly do with a slice. Have bookmarked this!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This look really good, i like cake with fresh fruits. But I will replace with local fruit if I want bake this, those berries fruit is very expensive here.hehehe..

Pete said...

Fruity crumble pastry....I like to take as dessert after a spicy meal,,,,mmmm, delicous!

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

Really awesome Cake... do drop in at my site whenever.. following you

ann low said...

Very fruity crumble cake. Like Sonia said I'll replace something else.

Lisa Ho said...

beautiful...I could almost taste it .... yummm..

WendyinKK said...

I heart Technicolor kitchen too.. a very inspiring blog.

Your cake looks so good, makes feel feel like making it.. but there's not fresh blueberries now.. maybe later when those summer fruits arrive here.

Yummy Bakes said...

Wow so beautiful cake - love the fresh fruits crumbles. Wanna try this too.

terri@adailyobsession said...

looks gorgeous. i've seen a tv show where they do the opposite--fruits on the bottom n souffle-like sponge on top. wish berries r cheaper here.

Jeannie said...

scrumptious! I like the crumbles too and the fruits! yum!

Mary @Delightful Bitefuls said...

Okay, this looks delicious! A perfect dish for spring!!

Thanks :)


MaryMoh said...

Beautiful colour. Love that crumbly fruit on top. Looks delicious...mmm

My Little Space said...

Hi there, thank you very much for visiting my blog earlier and nice to meet you. Well, I'm feeling much much more better now after looking at this cake. Alamak... salivating already! Slow motion putting on my napkin with 9 fingers! hehe....
Have a great day!
Regards, Kristy

tigerfish said...

All the berries and fruits on top are enticing me :)

Quinn said...

I like how the cake looks before baking though, maybe it's the fresh fruits that got me. Love the tartness of them, that's black berries yeah?

Angie's Recipes said...

The crumble cake looks sensational.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Your cake looks beautiful! And I love the combination of fruit you used, delicious!
Thank you for your kind words, you are just too sweet!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Oh, just so you know it, I used a 8x8 in pan, like you, but made 2/3 of the recipe (this is written in the end of the recipe on my blog).

Honey Bee Sweets said...

So lovely! Looks really yummy too. ;) What I like best are the crumbles at the top...but hates it when it soften the following day. But thanks for sharing this...another wonderful bake. ;)

kirbie said...

This looks amazing. I'm excited for more berries and fruits to come in season so I can make this.

ICook4Fun said...

Cheah, do make this. They are good especially the fruity topping.

Sonia, you can use any type of fruits for this cake. Summer is here so all these berries are pretty cheap.

Pete, something sweet after a meal is good.

Srividhya, thanks for dropping by.

Anncoo, yea you can use any fruits.

Ho Ho Ho, thank you.

Wendy, you can replace it with other type of fruits.

Yummy Koh, hope you like it.

ICook4Fun said...

Terri, thank you. Yea some cake do have the fruits at the bottom.

Jeannie, me too.

Mary, thanks for dropping by.

Mary, thank you.

Kristy, hope you will be well soon. Lay off cooking and baking for a while.

Tigerfish, ha ha..

Quinn, yes it is black berries.

Angie, thank you.

Patricia, thanks for visiting and your kind comment.

Bee, the crumble topping is good.

Kirbie, thank you. Yes summer is just around the corner so I am going to suff my face with berries :)

Kitchen Corner said...

While I was reading your blog with my buddy yesterday, our first expression was "WOWWWWW". You can know how impress it is. The cake looks really nice! Definitely yummy too!

ICook4Fun said...

Kitchen Corner, thank you so much for you kind words :)