Apple Blueberry Crumble Cake

apple blueberry crumble cake
apple blueberry crumble cake on a marble table

Apple blueberry crumble cake is almost a cross between a pudding and a cake. Almonds, crumble and sugar create the topping covering a thick layer of sliced and spiced apples atop a rich butter cake swimming with blueberries.

This cake is just as happy served with custard or whipped cream.


Granny smith apples are our apple of choice for this apple blueberry crumble. The mixed spice along with the crunchy crumble, almond and demerara sugar  topping adds sweetness to the tart and crisp Granny smith apple slices.

Gluten free

Apple, blueberry cake with crumble and almonds can be made gluten free by simply using gluten free self raising flour. Too easy!

Crumble topping

To prepare the crumble simply use your fingers and rub the chilled butter through the flour and sugar till you have small lumps of butter, sugar and flour mixed together.


The batter for apple, blueberry cake with crumble and almonds is quite thin. When adding apples gently press them into the batter just to remove any air pockets amongst the apple slices.

apple, blueberry cake with crumble and almonds crumble mixture ready to use

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apple and blueberry crumble cake cooked and served on a white plate
apple blueberry crumble cake
Yield: 10 serves

Apple blueberry crumble cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This moist apple blueberry crumble cake is a winner! Serve with a dollop of fresh cream for morning or afternoon tea.


  • 3 medium granny smith apples  
  •  1 tablespoon grated lemon zest 
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice  
  • 200 g castor sugar -  (7 ounces) 
  • 200 g butter - chilled -  (7 ounces)
  • 200 g self raising flour or gluten free self raising flour -  (7 ounces)
  • 4 large eggs  
  • 125 g punnet blueberries (4 1/2 oz)
  • 3 tablespoons flaked almonds 
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar 


  • 50 g butter (2oz)
  • 50 g self raising flour or gluten free self raising flour (2oz)
  • 50 g castor sugar  (2oz)
  • mixed spice 1 teaspoon


  • line side and base of  a 8 1/2 inch (22 cm) springform cake tin with baking paper - see notes
  • preheat oven to 355 f (180 c) bake,  not fan
  • rub the crumble ingredients - butter, flour and sugar along with mixed spice in a bowl till crumbly and reserve for the crumble on top of the cake
  • peel, core and thinly slice apples
  • toss apples with lemon juice and 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • melt remaining butter gently
  • in a medium bowl mix eggs and remaining sugar with an electric beater for 3 minutes
  • add cooled butter, flour and blueberries and mix till combined
  • pour mixture into springform pan
  • top with apples and the reserved crumble mixture, gently press apples into batter
  • sprinkle almonds and demerara sugar evenly over top of cake
  • place on centre shelf of oven and bake for 50-55 minutes
  • test cake with a skewer
  • remove from oven and place tin on a cake rack for 15 minutes
  • release side of springform and leave to cool
  • slide cake onto serving plate
  • serve and enjoy!


  • lightly spray springform with oil to hold paper in place

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

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  1. Carol Curtis says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I made this for a dinner party and everyone raved about it. This one’s definitely a winner for me.

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Carol, thank you for the feed back we’re delighted you and your guest enjoyed the Apple, blueberry cake with crumble and almonds.

  2. Recipe Winners says:

    Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write to us, we are constantly adding to our site so we look forward to hearing from you again. The JJ’s Jo and Jen

  3. Hi I want to make this cake
    But I don’t understand the method
    Do u take 2oz for crumble
    From 9 0z

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Fatima, yes you take 2oz’s each of the butter, flour and sugar from the 9 oz for each of the ingredients. Actually we have just updated the recipe card for the Apple, blueberry cake so hopefully the instructions are a little clearer. Look forward to hearing from you when you make this delicious cake. Jo and Jen

  4. How much lemon juice please? It’s referred to but no quantity give.

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Lynda, thanks for bringing this to our attention. It should be 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon lemon zest tossed through the sliced apples along with the mixed spice.
      Hope you enjoy this delicious cake.
      Regards Jo and Jen

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