Fresh Apple and Strawberry Crumble Cake (#1372)

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  • 1/2 cup Applesauce
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil or grapeseed oil, or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter melted
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Low-Fat Milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour or white whole wheat, or whole wheat pastry
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Granny Smith Apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Strawberries washed, hulled and halved

Crumble Topping

  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour or white whole wheat, or whole wheat pastry
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter cold, cut into small chunks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil light or regular, or canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons Brown Sugar packed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° f (180° c).
  2. Butter and flour a 8-inch springform pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the applesauce, olive oil, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs and milk until well blended.
  4. In another large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, salt and baking soda until well mixed.
  5. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture, and stir with a wooden spatula until just incorporated.
  6. Spoon into the prepared pan. Use the back of the spoon to smooth the surface. Arrange the apple and strawberry on top.
  7. To make the crumble topping:
  8. Place the flour, butter and olive oil in a bowl.
  9. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture forms a coarse meal. Stir in the sugar.
  10. Evenly sprinkle the crumble topping over the apple and strawberry.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for about 75 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  12. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  13. Slice and serve.
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