THE ULTIMATE APPLE CAKE

THE ULTIMATE APPLE CAKE

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For someone who’d rather go to the dentist than bake a cake, making the same cake two weeks in a row means:

– the cake is fool-proof;

– the cake is awesome.

Awesome indeed! It’s a bunch of diced apples surrounded by a few dollops of cake batter, that puffs and gently envelopes each piece of fruit, resulting in a dessert that’s a cross between cake and clafoutis.  Very French, very elegant, just enough decadence to turn your afternoon tea into a four-star event.

The recipe comes from a cookbook that’s been on my wish list at amazon.com since it’s released: Dorie Greenspan‘s Around my French Table.   It’s just a matter of time until I move the book to my shopping cart, the reviews are stellar!

MARIE HELENE’s APPLE CAKE

(from Dorie Greenspan)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 4 large apples (any kind you like, mix and match)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbs rum (or apple schnapps, or Calvados)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 stick butter, melted and cooled
Read the whole recipe on Bewitching Kitchen