For the crumble I used the recipe that Suelle used on her delicious looking chocolate orange crumble cupcakes. I really loved the way that it was all clumpy rather than dusty as my usual crumble mixture tends to be if spread on cakes (on fruit for crumbles it's fine though!). This was a great idea, so thanks very much to Suelle, I'll be using that recipe again. I did scale down the recipe a little though, but the proportions are very similar.
- Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
The crumble topping worked really well on this cake - there was a lovely combination of crunchy topping and soft cake. The gooseberries provided bursts of fruitiness and tartness and the lemon was more of a subtle background flavour. I'll make this again for the combination of soft, moist cake and lovely gooseberry bursts.