Friday, January 6, 2012

Tuscan Apple Cake

Oh my this is REALLY yummy! Not very good for my waistline though. We are off on a family holiday to Queensland in a week and a half and there will be plenty of time spent in bathers…my body did not need this cake (or the ice cream I had with it!). Oh well I will just have to jump on the treadmill tomorrow I think(and hide the rest of the cake!).

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I saw this delicious and very easy cake on a blog (I totally can’t remember which one!) and it looked delicious so I pinned it (as I do with everything these days!). Yesterday my husband came home with a bag of apples only to discover that we already had one in the cupboard. So I just had to make an apple cake and this was the perfect one as I used 7 apples! Yes that isn’t a typo, I actually used 7 apples! The recipe calls for 4 small apples which weigh a total of 910g…well 4 apples weighed about half of this so I went with the weight and not the number. The result? A super moist very appley cake!

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So here is the Recipe(the original recipe is from over here)

Tuscan Apple Cake

2 tablespoons Butter
13⁄4 cups (200 grams) flour
2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon (140 grams) Sugar
2 large Eggs
120 ml Milk
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
Grated zest of 1 lemon
910 grams Apples(this was 7 of my apples)

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Prepare a 20cm round cake pan.

Using an electric mixer beat the 2/3 cup (130 grams) sugar and the eggs until creamy and light yellow. Beat in the flour, milk, baking powder, baking soda, and lemon zest. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Peel and core the apples. Dice one and sprinkle it over the batter. Cut the remaining apples into thin slices and spread them in a neat pattern over the diced apples in the pan. Scatter thin pats of butter over the apples and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake for about 75 minutes, until dark golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. ( I found that 75 minutes was too long and the base of my cake was a little overcooked. I would check it after 60 minutes and see if it needs any longer)

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