Saturday, December 19, 2009

Apple Cake

The weather is so cold this week and we are expecting a snow storm this Saturday. I am finding ways to keep myself warm and the best thing to do is to crank up the oven. I baked some Christmas cookies for our cookies swap and also this Apple cake for my neighbor Nancy’s birthday. I’ve baked so many apple cakes but in my humble opinion this is one of the best apple cakes. This cake is soft, moist, and full of apple flavor. I especially like the crunchy sweet cinnamon apple topping.

Ingredients:

1 cup/226grm of butter
180 grm sugar
4 eggs
2 apples - cut into cubes
200 ml fresh cream
300 grm flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt

Topping:

1 big or 2 medium size apples – peel and sliced
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Glazed:

2 tbsp of orange marmalade

1. Prepare an 8” baking pan, greased well and line the bottom with parchment paper. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F.
2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in one egg at a time and continue to beat until light and fluffy.
3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour into the butter mixture in 3 badges alternating with the fresh cream.
4. Mix well and lastly add in the cubes apples. Mix well.
5. Pour the batter into the baking pan. Smooth the top.
6. Lightly toss all the topping ingredients. Arrange the slice apple on top of the cake and bake for an hour till golden brown or until skewer comes out clean when tested.
7. Removed from oven. Let it cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then turn it out on the cooling rack.
8. Warm up the orange marmalade in the microwave for 15 second and brush it all over the top of the cake.


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28 comments:

Cheah said...

Yummy apple cake ....very suitable with a cup of hot tea. Simple recipe to follow too.

Angie's Recipes said...

I do need a large slice of this yummy cake too! It's -8C here...cold.....

Anncoo said...

Hehee...I also baked a apple cake yesterday. But I think yours tastes better because I didn't add apples in the cake. Next time I must remember to do it.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

It looks golden and delicious! If I ever get snowed in, I want to be snowed in with you! :)

pigpigscorner said...

Looks really moist and the colour is really nice! It's snowing here too, just feel like baking.

Zoe said...

What a wonderful cake. I have ton of apples at home. I think I will try this. By the way, I just used your recipe to make tiramisu for a potluck luncheon at work yesterday. And everyone loved it. Thanks again Gert.

meeso said...

Lovely!

reanaclaire said...

wow.. i tot it was a mango cake.. the one my fren baked the other time.. good idea to put apples as toppings too..

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
That apple cake looks so good. I've decided not to bake any cookies this year... Store bought is fine for the kids as I have to work on Christmas Eve - all day... Huhuhu.

HomeKreation said...

Hi Gert,
The cake looks nice. Your question on the jelly: yes, I used jelly /agar2 powder.

Elin said...

I love cakes that are moist Gert and thanks for sharing this. Will try this out. Lots of apple in the fridge . My colleagues will love this :)

Sonia said...

Just by looking at the photo, can see this cake is moist and good, I must this in one day. Thanks for sharing.

blogresipi.com said...

really nice looking apple cake. and the ingredients are simple too. perhaps I should try to bake this as winter warmer. :)

tracieMoo said...

Hi Gert, this recipe sounds great! with fresh cream.. It looks very convincing being the best apple cake :)

zurin said...

That looks so warm and comforting..perfect for a cold nite/day/and nite....Id bake everyday if it was cold here! :))

Debbie said...

I love apple cakes and have baked several. Yours looks wonderful and so pretty! Did you use a springform pan??

ICook4Fun said...

Cheah, yes this a great with a cup of tea or coffee.

Angie, we are having some very cold weather here too.

Anncoo, I know whatever you made will taste great if not better :)

Ju, ha ha you are welcome anytime :)

Pigpig, thank you. Yea we were pouded with 18" snow today :)

Zoe, you are welcome. Glad that you like the tiramisu.

Meeso, :)

Reanaclaire, are you talking about Elin mango cake :)

Cat, I am sure your girls will enjoying baking some cookies with you.

HomeKreation, thank you.

Elin, you are welcome.

ICook4Fun said...

Sonia, you are welcome.

Blogresipi, yes this is real simple cake.

TracieMoo, it is to me :)

Zurin, yes it is :)

Debbie, no I just used the regular 8" round pan.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks yummy and moist. May I have a piece? :P

~~louise~~ said...

May I have a piece too! I'm so hungry and cold and...who am I kidding? I just need a teeny slice. teeny... sure we have tons of snow. Isn't Apple Cake the perfect comfort food? Yours looks simply lovely...please:)

noobcook said...

It's easily the best apple cake I've seen :)

Anonymous said...

I will make brownies for my christmas celebration.

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ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, sure :)

Louise, yea this is really good with a cup of hot tea or coffee especially in our cold winter weather :)

Noobcook, thank you.

Anon, if you are commenting for the Christmas Giveaway you might have to comment at the other posting :)

Wan Sri said...

This apple cake looks good..I don't mind eating them with some vanilla icecream!

JenofSingapore said...

Your apple cake looks so delicious. I would like to bake it for my family. In your method you mention add in apple cubes - but in the ingredients there are no mention of apple - please help - Thank you very much

ICook4Fun said...

Wan Sri, thank you.

JenofSingapore, thanks for pointing it out. I already add it into the ingredients.

Anonymous said...

hi, do you use plain or self raising flour?

Jun said...

hi gert..i've tried this cake..yummy! thank u so much dear!