This is one of my most favourite cakes and it is so easy to make, I hope you like it.


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening (I use olive oil)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup milk soured with a bit of vinegar
  • apricot halves

Sour the milk with vinegar and let sit.  Mix together the flour, salt, brown sugar and shortening into crumbs.  Save 1 cup of crumbs for top.

Add cinnamon to rest of the crumbs and mix.  Add vanilla, soda and sour milk.  Mix.

Place into greased and lined tin and place apricot halves on top of cake mixture.  Place crumb over apricots and bake in moderate oven for 25 – 30 minutes.

I double this mixture and it makes a nice large cake.

You can really put any fruit on top or if you wanted you could mix it together with the cake mixture, you can also make the cake and use no fruit.  I have used stewed apples and plums.


Crumb cake with icing sugar sprinkled on top
Crumb cake with icing sugar sprinkled on top

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18 thoughts on “APRICOT CRUMB CAKE”

  1. That looks wonderful. I’ll bring the cold milk and you can cut me a slice ~hehehe~! I have a recipe linky today. Won’t you come over, and share??? Thanks and have a great weekend.

  2. This sounds so good, my mom and grandma make something similar in the summer with fresh apricots or Italian plums. I love crumb cakes like this! Looks delicious!!!

  3. Oh my…so delicious! I’m always get so excited to see what you have brought to our party! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Lou Lou Girls

  4. I’ve never had an apricot crumb cake, and I’m thinking this would be an easy recipe to try! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

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