Let there be cake

In honour of my brother Ryan, I welcome Bekka from Just for Daisy and her guest post about one of Ryan’s great passions in life – CAKE!


Cake is something we do a lot of around here. Miss Daisy (3.5yo) shares my passion for baking and is becoming quite independent in the kitchen. She’ll confidently crack eggs, measure flour and pour milk without assistance. So we bake several times a week. Understandably, the more people we can dish it out to the better! Usually we’ll send almost all that we’ve made off to our neighbours and keep a small serve for ourselves… much better on the hips that way!

One of our latest favourites has been Strawberry and Apple Crumble Cake. The combination of the sweet fresh strawberries, tart apples and the crumbly topping is divine! And this cake can be whipped to perfection and taste just like a white chocolate mud cake… yes, that smooth.

Strawberry and Apple Crumble Cake


200g butter, chopped, room temperature
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, room temperature
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup plain flour
3/4 cup milk


200g strawberries
1 apple, sliced thinly
1/2 cup plain flour
60g butter
1/4 cup brown sugar


  • Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in food processor or with electric beaters until creamy and pale. Lots!
  • Add eggs one at a time and process ’til smooth.
  • In a separate bowl combine flours. Fold in butter mixture and milk.
  • Spoon batter into a greased/lined springform pan. Smooth the top.
  • Arrange apple slices on top. Then strawberries. I like to push some strawberries into the batter so you’ll see them when the cake is cut! :)
  • In a small bowl crumble the butter into flour with your hands until fine. Add brown sugar and stir well.
  • Sprinkle the sugar mix evenly over cake.
  • Bake in preheated 180’C oven for 1 hour or until a skewer comes our clean. Cool in pan then transfer to a wire rack or plate!
You will not be disappointed with this cake… and I bet it would taste equally wonderful with other fresh berries or even without them as a delicious Apple Crumble Cake!

Here are some of our other favourite cake recipes that you will enjoy:

Deliciously moist chocolate cakePeppa Pig Birthday CakeVanilla Cupcakes Recipe
  • The first is straight from my Gran’s hand written notes, a deliciously moist chocolate cake
  • I used her yummy recipe to make this very popular Peppa Pig Birthday Cake for Miss Daisy’s 2nd birthday!
  • This chocolate mug cake is always a winner on those nights when you feel like something sweet.
  • These vanilla cupcakes are so good and a simple and versatile recipe
  • And of course, this cake started it all – Miss Daisy’s first birthday cake which was the star of her rainbow party, the Rainbow Layer Cake – it looked AMAZING inside!

Bekka ~ Just for Daisy
Bekka is a primary school teacher turned SAHM to two little girls. A lover of baking, sewing and creating, Just For Daisy is where she blogs about her life and the loves of her life!

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