Apple Crumb Cake
A unique, quick twist to making dessert!
There are many ways to enjoy desserts, but we're betting you never thought you could prepare a delicious apple crumb cake using your pressure cooker! Follow the recipe below and let your sweet tooth be blown away with this apple cake that's ready in just half an hour!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
- 6 small apples (red or yellow)
- 170 g melted butter
- 50 g soft butter
- 120 g sugar
- 150 g dry bread crumbs
- 2 tbsps flour
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- half a lemon
- Prepare the crumb filling: mix sugar, breadcrumbs, ginger, cinnamon, melted butter, and lemon juice and zest.
- Remove the cores of the washed (but unpeeled) apples. Slice thinly.
- Line the interior of an oven safe container* with butter up to the edge. On top of the butter, coat with flour, too.
- Layer the apple slices in concentric circles or like a fan. The appearance and arrangement of the bottom layer is very important since this will be the top layer when you finish cooking and flip the cake later.
- Add a layer of the crumb mixture. Keep adding alternating layers of apples and crumbs - depending on how tall your container is.
- Once done with the layering, cover the container tightly with foil.
- Add 1 or 2 cups of water in the pressure cooker. Place a trivet or steamer basket inside the cooker to hold the oven safe container.
- Once all is in place, close and lock the pressure cooker lid. Begin with the heat on high to reach high pressure. After reaching high pressure, lower the heat to maintain pressure. Cook for 20 minutes on high pressure.
- Turn the heat off. Use the natural release method and wait for 10 minutes to open the lid.
- Remove the oven safe container from the pressure cooker. Remove the foil. Flip the container upside down onto a serving dish to reveal the apple crumb cake.
- Sprinkle some raw sugar on top of the cake and place under the broiler (or place under the grill in the oven if you don't have a broiler) for 3 minutes or so. This is to make top caramelise to a beautiful golden brown.
- Serve, slice and enjoy!
- Using a mandoline slicer with the apples is a great way to ensure uniform thickness of the slices.
- Instead of cooking the sprinkled sugar under the broiler, you can use a blowtorch if you have one.
- The "Natural Release" method simply means that you have to wait for the pressure to go down - takes 10 minutes or so - before opening the pressure cooker lid.
- Using an oven safe container with handles will make removing them from the pressure cooker a lot easier - you can use big mugs or lunch tins.
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