Saturday, September 22, 2012
Spiced Apple Cake
Phil's cousin was in town from Philly and the family was getting together to see him. I thought since I have so many apples I would finally make an apple cake. I mixed the Honeycrisp with Granny Smith in the cake. I feel like you always have to have some Granny Smith when baking otherwise the apples tend to taste bland. The recipe said to leave the cake in the bundt pan for 15 minutes before flipping it out onto a cooling rack to cool. Well 15 minutes is not long enough. A side of the cake crumbles apart when trying to flip because I think it was still to moist. Only good thing about this was that I got to try a taste before everyone tried it. So I would suggest leaving it in the pan at least 30 minutes before inverting it out. The cake still tasted great all the same, everyone said how good it was!
Spiced Apple Cake
Adapted from Giada De Laurentis
4 medium apples (I used 2 Granny Smith and 2 Honeycrisp) cored, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups maple syrup
3 eggs, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
2/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
6 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Liberally butter and flour a 10 inch bundt pan.
In a large bowl mix together the apples, maple syrup, sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
In another bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt.
Mix the dry ingredients into the apple mixture. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes.
Let cool in pan 30 minutes. Then invert onto a cooling rack and cool an hour.
This is what I use to peel apples and it is amazing. I would cut my fingers to shreds trying to peel apples the traditional way. I would suggest this to anyone who bakes a lot with apples:
This recipe is linked on: Show and Tell Saturday, Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Foodie Friday, Foodie Friends Friday