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Apple Crumb Tea Cake

Note: I've used organic, healthier substitutes while baking but feel free to switch out to what you're more comfortable using.
Author Marina


  • 2 cage free eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup honey we used wildflower honey as they're supposedly great for allergies
  • 2 cups organic gala apples chopped into tiny squares/wedges
  • 1 1/2 tsp organic vanilla essence
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts grind this to a powder
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsps cold unsalted organic butter
  • 2 tsp brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients:flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ground walnuts. Set aside for use later on.
  3. In your mixer/in a bowl, mix to blend together the eggs, applesauce and honey.
  4. Add to the mix the vanilla essence and apples.
  5. Now gradually add the dry mix to the bowl and mix well.
  6. In a prepared (grease and gently flour) 8" round cake pan, pour in the prepared cake mix.
  7. For the crumbly topping- manually mix the all purpose flour, cinnamon, butter and brown sugar together. You should end up with a crumbly mix. Sprinkle the crumbles on top of your cake mixture.
  8. Pray over your cake (Yes, in our home we always do that. We say that’s the secret to a yum cake!) and pop it into the oven for about 20 minutes.
  9. Once baked to perfection (do the toothpick test to ensure you’ve got a cake that has baked through), pull out of the oven and cool for about 5-10 minutes before slicing through, to enjoy!