Sourdough Apple Crumble Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I like this recipe as it is a good one to use up discarded sourdough starter. It is moist, tasty, quick and easy to make. It can be varied depending on what fresh or dried fruit you have at hand, it is also nice with pecans added to the cake mix, even different spices....just a very versatile recipe. It also stores very well in the fridge up to a week.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre heat oven to 375 F/180°C
  2. Grease 9x9 pan.
  3. CAKE. Sift flour, baking soda, salt and spice into a bowl, make a well in the centre add sourdough starter,vegetable oil,egg and honey. Mix till all ingredients are well combined. Dice the apples and fold through the cake batter. (I have used tinned apples successfully in this recipe). Pour into prepared pan.
  4. TOPPING. Soften the butter slightly in the microwave, roughly chop the pecans. Mix all topping ingredients in a bowl till they form a crumb. Sprinkle evenly over the cake batter.
Most Helpful

This recipe was easy to follow and made an excellent cake. I have a soft spot for apple crumble and was looking around for something different to do with my sourdough (discard) starter. I am so glad I found this recipe. At first I thought it used a lot of honey, but it turned out to not be too sweet at all (at least for me). I used chopped almonds and walnuts instead of pecan nuts and substituted coconut oil for the vegetable oil. Really tasty dessert and one I will be making more often. Thank you!

rosiezed July 19, 2015