Jul 24, 2015

French Apple Cake Recipe


Yesterday i saw beautiful crispy apples lying in the fridge. I have no problem finishing those, because they are fresh and tasted amazing. But my passion for baking urged me to use them and bake something. So i decided to bake a proper apple cake, when i surfed the internet i came across this pretty simple recipe and immediately tried it out. The outcome was so yum, it tasted just divine and guess what the cake is over by now.



When i put this cake in oven, i opened my fridge drawer and a saw a small package of shortcrust pastry which was wrapped in plastic wrap. It was not a much amount, a tiny amount to make a decent size tart. First i thought of making some cookies using that, then those apples blinked at me, so i made a mini apple galette..It was delicious indeed..Recipe soon..


This cake is a basic recipe, but it has a dash of rum in it. You can skip it completely. And this cake has lots of apples, when you are mixing the batter you will feel that there is too much apples for the cake. But trust me, add every bit of the two apples in and you will thank me later..Because that amount of apples made this cake so moist and tasty. Also never skip the sprinkling of sugar on top, it does a magic and gives a nice crispy sugary exterior..


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 40 mins
Makes : 8 slices
Recipe Source: Once upon a chef

Ingredients:

Soft Unsalted Butter - 1/2 cup / 110 grams 
Sugar - 1/2 cup / 100 grams
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
Large Eggs - 2
Rum - 2 tblspn (optional)
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup / 120 grams
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Salt a pinch
Apples - 2 peeled and chopped ( I used gala variety)
Sugar - 1.5 tblspn for sprinkling over cake

(My 1 cup measure 240 ml)

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degree C. First prepare a 18 cm cake pan by oiling it well and dusting it with flour..

Take flour, baking powder, salt in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.

Take butter, sugar, vanilla in a bowl and use a beater to whip till it gets creamy. Add one egg at a time and beat till cream.

Add in rum and flour mix. Beat till mixed.

Add in the chopped apples and fold gently.

Spoon this into the pan and smooth the top.

Sprinkle with the 2 tblspn of sugar and bake for 40 mins untill a toothpick inserted comes clean and top is golden.

Remove from oven and let it cool completely.

Remove it from pan and slice and serve.

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Pictorial:
First prepare a 18 cm cake pan by oiling it well and
dusting it with flour..

take flour in a bowl


add little pinch of salt


add in baking powder


mix well and set aside
now take two apples..I used crunchy gala apples, you
need nice juicy apples


peel them


cut them in half


now in quarters


deseed them


slice them


chop them 


now the apples are chopped


Now take soft unsalted butter in a bowl


add sugar to it


add in vanilla


now use a beater to whip this up


beat till it gets cream


add in one egg at a time


beat 


add another egg


beat again till fluffy


now this step it optional...Add a dash of rum


and the flour mix


mix again


use a spatula to scrape the sides and give a good mix


add in apples..I know it looks like a lot of apples,
 but it really taste yum once it is baked


fold gently


spoon the batter into the pan


Smooth it out


take some sugar


sprinkle over it


bake them


let it cool completely, before removing


Looks amazing, taste even more delicious



16 comments:

  1. Aarthi can v bake dis cake without eggs
    It luks so tempting
    Thanks dear
    Avni

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  2. Can we bake it in pressure cooker

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  3. hi Arthi
    i wanted to know whether we can replace maida with either whole wheat or ragi flour or combination?
    pl suggest cause recipe looks yummmmm

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  4. @sonalii can use whole wheat flour, but it will make the cake a little dense. You can use half maida and half whole wheat flour

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  5. @Anonymousyes u can make this in pressure cooker too

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  6. awesomeee...i tried t yesterday and it tasted great...but i never used rum...i am so curious as to how the cake will taste with the addition of rum...

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  7. I tried this recipe twice. The taste was good but both times,the top layer was quite burnt out, and not like yours. I had to scrape it off before eating. What am I doing wrong?

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  8. I tried this recipe twice. The taste was good but both times,the top layer was quite burnt out, and not like yours. I had to scrape it off before eating. What am I doing wrong?

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  9. @Monimay the the tin is placed too close to the top coil

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  10. I baked this recipe twice too. Each time, the top layer cracked.

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  11. @Anonymousi think the pan which u used is small. use a 18 cm round cake pan

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  12. Hi, aarthi, which oven do you use for baking, as I planning to buy one, can you please suggest which model is best for baking. Tia.

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  13. @akanksha sharmacheck this
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2014/03/meet-my-ovens-ovens-which-i-use-best.html

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  14. My first baked apple cake. Super easy and very yummy. I choose this among so many apple cake recipes because amount of sugar. My husband hates sugary stuff so this is perfect!
    still sweet enough. Love this and will check your other recipes. Thank you!!!!!

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  15. I tried this one out, and came really well. Thanks Arthur 😄

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