Feijoa & Apple Crumble cake two ways

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One of my nephews loves feijoa cake, so Sunday (his birthday) was perfect opportunity to try one that I had bookmarked on the internet. And it was nice. However the ‘pastry’ part was a little dry to my tastes, and most of my family members left the outside on their plates. Seeing a cake I have made not being fully eaten is a rather uncomfortable sight!

And it made me wonder if I could just swap our Velvety Baking Mix out for the cake batter part. Turns out you can, and it tastes even better!! It’s moister, and cakier (is that a word? you know what I mean though).

So here is our recipe for a feijoa crumble cake. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.




  • 4 golden delicious apples (or cooking apple of your choice) OR JUST HAVE STRAIGHT FEIJOA
  • approx one cup of feijoa (just scoop out flesh)
  • 300g Velvety Baking Mix
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1tbl oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice (optional)


  • Peel, core and cut the apple into chunks.
  • Put apple and feijoa into a saucepan and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Note: Golden delicious provide a lot of moisture, so if using another apple, you may need to add a touch of water during cooking. If the fruit is very very wet, sprinkle over a tsp of arrowroot to thicken it up a bit, like you would a pie.
  • Mix the Velvety Baking Mix, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp allspice (optional) and 2 tsp baking powder together
  • Mix the egg, 1/2 tsp vanilla, oil and water together and add to the dry mix
  • Spoon ¾ of the batter into a cake tin and then spoon the fruit over the cake (it will sink nicely into the batter)
  • Add 1/4 cup of desiccated or shredded coconut, and what ever else you like (ie chopped nuts..) to the left over batter. Add extra sugar or honey to the crumble mix if you want it sweeter. If you add extra Nuts you might want to add extra sweetness you see.
  • Bake at 180 for 25 minutes. Check cake after 20 minutes in the oven and if the top is getting too browned, cover with foil.
  • Leave to set and cool before serving.

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