Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Marie- Helene's Apple Cake - Dorie Greenspan

I have been pretty busy the last few months attending and assisting the Sunday school in church. Baking cakes and making jellies for the kids is fun and I am happy to be placed in charge for the refreshment for sunday school. I love kids and they are the best ' creature around ' :p  they are so innocent and every time I attend to them , I feel so bless !  Unlike adults ( ahem...not to offend anyone ) they speak the truth and when they quote their memory verses from the Bible...gosh,  they put me to shame at times  LOL!  

I love this apple cake recipe found in the Dorie's lastest book ' Around My French Table " and I can't remember how many times I have baked this and the kids and adults just love them. Soft , moist and fluffy and aromatic...this apple cake is so french and you must try this out to believe me :)  Great for pot luck parties and children's birthday parties.   I know one  fact for sure and that is  my Sunday School children love them lots. A nutritious cake too for growing children !  Instead of baking them in round pan, I chose a rectangle one so that it is easier to cut them into pieces and easy handling of the cake.  

this is so yummilicious ....mmmmmm mouth-watering indeed !

this cake can keep for 3 days in the fridge stored in air tight container :)

Marie-Helene's apple Cake - Dorie Greenspan

3/4 cup (110g) flour
3/4 teaspoon
 baking powder
pinch of salt
4 large apples (a mix of varieties)
2 large eggs, at room temperature
3/4 cup (150g) sugar
3 tablespoons dark rum
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 tablespoons (115g) butter, salted or unsalted, melted and cooled to room temperature
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC) and adjust the oven rack to the center of the oven.
2. Heavily butter an 8- or 9-inch (20-23cm) springform pan and place it on a baking sheet.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
4. Peel and core the apples, then dice them into 1-inch (3cm) pieces.
5. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until foamy then whisk in the sugar, then rum and vanilla. Whisk in half of the flour mixture, then gently stir in half of the melted butter
6. Stir in the remaining flour mixture, then the rest of the butter.
7. Fold in the apple cubes until they’re well-coated with the batter and scrape them into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top a little with a spatula.

8. Bake the cake for 50 minute to 1 hour, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edge to loosen the cake from the pan and carefully remove the sides of the cake pan, making sure no apples are stuck to it.
Serving: Serve wedges of the cake just by itself, or with crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream.
Enjoy and have a nice day !

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  1. Yeah, a healthy cake indeed. Wanna try this too, thanks for sharing ya!

  2. Loved this cake, too! And great idea to serve it in a rectangular pan for easy dishing :)

  3. This looks delicious! I've hear so much about this cookbook, I'm just going to have to purchase it! (I keep threatening to!)

  4. bookmark this, thank you for sharing the recipe :)

  5. I bet the KIDS are glad you are in charge of their refreshments. YUM!

  6. thanks so much for sharing this recipe becos at one time i read that it's quite a popular cake but not able to find them from the blogs but not sure abt now..maybe it's like the FFWD that they are not allowed to state the recipe in their blogs..