Mmmmm!!! Babcia’s Fruit Crumble Cake – the best!
My Mom made this cake with any fruit she had around the house, including dried fruit such as cranberries, prunes and apricots but I think everyone’s favourite was plum cake made with blue plums. They’re not usually great for eating, but when baked into a cake such as this one, they are elevated to Amazing Taste status!
I have used spelt flour and brown sugar, because that’s what I had in the house, but you can use all purpose flour and any sugar just as easily.
In a medium bowl whisk together 2 eggs and 1/2 cup sugar (here I have used brown sugar)
add 2 Tablespoons of sour cream and blend in
add a teaspoon of good quality vanilla extract and blend in
add 1/2 cup of oil and whisk in
In a large bowl sift together 2 cups of flour, 3 teaspoons of baking powder and a pinch of salt
Pour wet ingredients over dry and blend in lightly, until just combined
spread evenly on bottom of 8″ square, parchment lined baking pan
push sliced fruit deeply into batter. It’s better to go heavy on the fruit.
for the crumble, mix 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons flour, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Combine with fingers
and sprinkle rough chunks over the prepared fruit and cake batter
Bake in a 325 degree oven for about an hour, until a toothpick inserted in the centre (of the batter) comes out clean