Friday, March 21, 2014
Simple Apple Cake
Sometimes you need simple, easy to make cake. Not box mix easy, fresh made easy. With a moist, just-sweet-enough batter, perfumed with vanilla, and a thin layer of cinnamon apples and powdered sugar on top. Really, really good simple cake.
1/2 Cup sugar
1 Stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 Cup all purpose flour
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Golden Delicious or other soft eating apple
1 Tablespoon sugar, for topping
Dash of cinnamon, for topping
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix just until combined. Pour the batter into a buttered and floured 8" or 9" spring-form pan.
Peel, core and slice the apples thinly. Lay them in a diagonal pattern on top of the batter. Mix together the tablespoon of sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the apples. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool before removing from the pan and dust with powdered sugar before serving.