Wednesday, October 1, 2008

SSB Vanilla Apple Cake

This month we baked this wonderful apple cake. It 's moist, rich, full of flavor and very easy !
Thanks Rosie and Maria for all the sweet and simple bakes you find for us !

Vanilla Apple Cake

250g/9oz unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
250g/9oz golden caster sugar (or normal caster sugar)
4 eggs, beaten
250g/9oz self-raising flour
1 vanilla pod, split, seeds removed and reserved (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
3 small Bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges (or any other type of cooking apple, if not apple of your choice)
2 tbsp Demerara sugar
¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter a 20cm/8inch springform tin, then line the base with baking paper.

Beat the caster sugar and butter together until the mixture turns pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, flour and vanilla seeds, then beat together quickly to make a smooth batter. Tip into the prepared tin, then lay the apple wedges on top, poking them halfway into the mix. Don’t worry if the apples appear crowded – they’ll shrink as they cook. Sprinkle with the Demerara and cinnamon, then bake for 1 hour 5 mins, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean and the sponge is risen and golden.

Leave to cool for a few mins, then release the tin and cool the cake completely on a wire rack.

TWD Alternative recipe: Summer Fruit Galette

I'm sorry but I'm posting late ! This week we were supposed to make creme brulee and I really wanted to make it but as I don't own a blowtorch (but it is in my wish list) I decided to wait for it and try this galette. I think it is a wonderful dessert I'll try it with winter fruit also.
Check Dorie's 'Baking from my home to yours' for a much better photo !
And check Tuesdays with Dorie for wonderfully torched creme brulee !