Sunday, July 8, 2012

Apple cake

Living in the US made me want to make things conveniently... buying prepackaged dinners, buying take out, and definitely baking from mixes.  While I still do bake from mixes, I have found some recipes that allow me to think the end result is worth the effort.  This recipe was one of the simplest ones I`ve seen, did not require a lot of effort, and tasted fantastic.    Which makes it even better!

This was the dessert from our cooking class earlier this week, and since I didn`t get many pictures, so I made it today so I could post it.

What you need:
125g butter
125g sugar
200g flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
1-4 Tbls milk (I used 2)
2 green apples, cut into slices
lemon zest (didn`t have any, so I used a squirt of lemon juice)

Cream the butter and then add the sugar.

Add the flour and baking powder, stir.
Add the eggs and mix well.  Add the milk and pour into your prepared pan.

In class, we used a 25cm Springform pan, but as I don`t have one, I used one of my many cake pans. This one is a 10 in, 2 in deep pan. I used a piece of baking paper, coated with butter to prevent sticking, in the pan. It worked beautifully.  The cake came out very easily, both out of the pan (make sure you have enough extra paper to lift), and out of the paper.  I removed it while it was still warm.
and the one from class, with a springform pan:

Peel the apples and cut them into slices. Arrange them on top of the cake batter, pressing down slightly.

Bake at 200 C for 35-40 minutes.  It only took mine 35 minutes.  You can check to see if it is done by inserting a toothpick.  If the toothpick comes out clean (through the thickest point of the cake), it is done.
I sprinkled some sugar on top
This is the one from class (I added a few more apples to mine):

Serve with ice-cream.  Another suggestion, I wish I had thought of before baking, but will try again, is to melt some caramel and swirl it into the cake batter. Should be great. Guess there`s my reason to make it again.

Super simple! Enjoy!

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