12 November 2011

Dutch Apple Cake

Is sending my hubby to buy fruits & vegetables a good decision? Alone??? NOoooooooooooooo!! Sometimes A lot of time it ends up in tragedy. Like this week, he volunteered to pick up Apples while i entertain our kiddo in the car. What is with men and bargaining and selecting things? I had to shout out to him "don't forget to bargain"...bargaining, he did BUT came back (to find out at home later) with well dented Apples :((. I was looking forward to having some crunchy, juicy Apples for dessert and what we had was black spotted, saw dust kinda textured basket of apples. Only one was decent enough to be had in it's truest form...you definitely would have to call the doctor after having the others...no kidding!

I was very disappointed, to say the least but then what was the point of ruing over it rite?? BTW to save his butt hubby told me, "what's the problem, just make apple cake", point to note, he hate cakes with fruits or vegetables, big talk! i know! Anyways, i decided to incorporate some in my cooking and some in my baking. 

Today's cake is inspiration from Rachel Allen's. It was extremely good. The cake is light and the apple with the goodness of honey was truly sensational. I have decided that henceforth, till i find something more fascinating, this is how my apple cakes are gonna be made. Here's the recipe.

1 Cup - Flour
1 Tsp - Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp - Baking Soda
1/2 Cup + 2 Tbsp - Sugar
Pinch - Salt
1/2 Tsp - Cinnamon Powder
1/4 Tsp - Nutmeg Powder
1 Tsp - Vanilla Essence
2 - Large Eggs or 3 Small ones
1/2 Cup - Veg' Oil
2 Tbsp - Whole Milk
1 - Big Apple Sliced!
 Honey to drizzle and serve :)

Preheat Oven at 180 degree C, grease a square baking pan and keep aside
Sieve all the dry ingredients into a bowl
Mix the Oil and 1 cup Sugar and give it a good mixing
Then add the Eggs one at a time, also the vanilla essence and blend it well
Add the dry ingredients into the wet in two or three batch
Add the milk to thin the batter slightly
Transfer the cake batter on to the prepared pan and then arrange the apple slices on top horizontally
Sprinkle the 2 Tbsp of sugar over the apple slices, to caramelize it
Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or till toothpick inserted comes out clean
Let cool for 5 - 10 minutes and then serve the warm cake with honey drizzled over it

A slice of this cake will, am sure, will keep the blues away :) :D. Enjoy!!


  1. Awesome looking cake.......great job.

  2. I love this apple cake. Not just beautiful to look at but I'd love to eat a big piece..lol..


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