You guys- this week’s recipe 😍!! It is so delicious, easy, and yummy!! This Apple Crumble Cake is perfect for your Sunday afternoon coffee, enjoyed with friends, and/or quickly put into the oven when you are having visitors over.
There are many ways how to create recipes but you usually categorize them into three different ones. (1) You think of a recipe you want to create and research similar recipes. Based on the information given on your research you come up with your own one (note: you use the recipes as inspiration, not as a copy). (2) You look at a recipe and make changes. Usually, a minimum of 4 changes to ingredients warrants to call a recipe your “creation”. (3) Think them up on the spot and hop over into the kitchen and experiment. I am most often category 3. My imagination runs wild at some stage and you usually see the end-results that are edible 🤣.
This week though, this recipe is inspired by one of my friends who gave it to me after she brought cake one afternoon. I thought I would take you along on the journey as to how I create recipes, so I did exactly that in this how to adjust recipes – baking edition post. Hop on over to find out more!!
Why is this Apple Crumble Cake good for you?
Cassava is a tuber native to South America. You can eat the whole root, cassava chips, or the dried tuber ground into flour – cassava flour. Cassava flour can be used pretty much in any recipe, almost in a 1:1 ratio with white flour. So it is an easy flour to swap to if you are deciding to go gluten-free and still want to enjoy some of your favorite glutenous recipes. Cassava is also often called manioc, yuca, or Brazilian arrowroot. It is also used to produce tapioca starch (which we will also be using in this recipe). What is kind of cool is that due to cassava being a root vegetable, it is not only gluten-free, but also nut-, and grain-free making it accessible to all dietary requirements and lifestyles.
Cassava is pretty high in carbohydrates (which can make you feel full quickly), but also contains fiber, vitamin C, copper, thiamine, folate, potassium, and magnesium. We have discussed this often on here before, but just to mention it again, dietary fiber is so beneficial for your gut health. It feeds the good bacteria in your gut, may help with lowering inflammation, eliminating “bad” cholesterol, and also helps with healthy elimination. Vitamin C, on the other hand, is so important for our immunity. It also acts as an antioxidant in our bodies, is anti-inflammatory, and even aids in the production of collagen – one of our most abundant proteins in our bodies. Antioxidants help to reduce oxidative stress, which can be caused by too many free radicals in our bodies. All in all, cassava has a lot more nutritional value than your average white flour 🙌🏻!!
How can I adjust this Apple Crumble Cake to my Dietary Requirements?
This recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free. If you want to make it paleo, simply omit the oats in the crumble topping and use 1 cup of cashews instead. Also, be sure to use a paleo-approved baking powder. If you would like to make this cake nut-free, simply use 1 cup of oats for the crumble instead of the cashews. Due to the eggs used, this recipe is, sadly, not vegan.
Other Apple Recipes on the Blog
Apples are such a versatile, delicious ingredient! From savory to sweet – but also pretty much year-round (albeit of course best when harvested in the autumn period). There are some awesome apple recipes on the blog for you:
- Apple Spiced Pancakes
- Vegan Apple Pie Porridge
- My Mother in Law’s Apple Celery Salad
- Baked Apples with Cinnamon Sauce
- Apple Pie Overnight Oats
And there you have it for this week 🤩!! I hope you enjoy this super delicious and highly nutritious simple apple crumble cake. As always, please let me know how you like the recipe by either commenting below and/or rating the recipe!! I love, love, love hearing from you. Happy baking everyone 🥰.