Now I will get to the point ---> . Before I baked this cake I had no idea what 'streusel'. I would have loved to know a bit more about this mysterious topping. So I did a little research and now am I enlighted, I can tell something about streusel...
As always, the Hummingbird recipe is to use a lot higher ratio of sugar. I think the result is often a lighter, fluffier cake.
So the cake itself is actually just a vanilla sponge, layered with apples and then the wonderful topping. Simple as can be. I'll let the photos do the talking...
|Cream the mixture to add air to the mixture.|
|Add the vanilla and the egg...|
|The mixture almost looks like it's curdling!|
|Never fear, as with enough mixing it's silky smooth.|
|Arrange the apples on top of each other. Don't worry about the gaps as they will be filled with Streusel|
|Honestly it doesn't matter how pretty your apples look as you're about to bury them.|
|The piece de resistance of Sunday lunch.|
|Add ice-cream, cream or custard. Nom nom nom...|