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Healthy Apple olive oil cake

Hearty Apple Olive Oil Cake

A hearty apple cake/crumble made with olive oil and fresh apples
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword Apple, Cake, Crumble
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 slices
Author OliveTomato.com


For the Crumble Topping

For the Cake

  • 1 tsp flour for coating the pan
  • ½ cup (55 gm) whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • ½ cup (100 gm) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ (120 ml) cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 apples partially peeled and thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C)
  • Grease a 9-inch (22 cm) pan with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle bit of flour.
  • Make the crumble: In a small bowl place the breadcrumbs and sugar and add olive oil gradually (do not add all of it at once) while pressing the mixture with a fork, until you have a crumbly texture and all the breadcrumbs are wet. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and cinnamon) and set aside.
  • In a larger bowl, mix the olive oil with the sugar until smooth and then add the eggs one by one, vanilla and milk. Mix well. I used a whisk and mixed by hand.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture gradually mixing until combined.
  • Add the sliced apples and toss until they are coated with the batter and set aside.
  • Empty the mixture in the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle over the cake the crumble, bake for another 10-15 minutes until crumble is golden.
  • Cool for at least 30 minutes. Slice and serve as is or with a dollop of Greek yogurt.