As she became older she hasn't cooked for many years but with the help of my mum we managed to loosely note down some of the recipes. I can't quite master it like her but its pretty close. This cake is one of my own children's favs - they call her Oma and she loves them dearly so here is her recipe. I hope you enjoy it!
OMA'S GERMAN APPLE CRUMBLE CAKE
1/2 cup Castor sugar
1 cup Self Raising Flour
Splash of milk
Tin of pie apples ( large)
Melt butter and cream sugar. Mix in eggs. Add sifted flour and a little milk. The cake batter needs to be a little stiffer then a usual butter cake recipe. Pour cake batter into a lined round cake pan. Drain tin of apples and add a thick layer on top of cake batter
75grams of butter
1/2 cup of Castor sugar
1/2 cup Plain Flour
I packet of Hoyts Vanillin sugar ( this can be found in the spice isle in Safeway/Coles - it s a small yellow packet)
Melt butter, add sugar, flour and vanillian sugar and work together until moist crumbs form. If crumbs are too moist just add a little more flour. Sprinkle over the top of the apples. Place in a 180 degree fan forced oven for around 40- 45 minutes. Cake needs to be cooked fully especially in the middle. Once cooled sprinkle with icing sugar and enjoy either warm or cold with a cup of tea!
My sweet gran on her 94th birthday