Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Vanilla Apple Cake

Mmmm... There's nothing much to say when you're eating this cake - its just sooo sooo good that you're not really concerned about what to say about it! Another winner this month from Maria and Rosie of Sweet and Simple Bakes.


Vanilla Apple Cake
(recipe from S+SB)

9 oz (about 2 sticks) unsalted Butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
1 1/3 cups Caster Sugar
4 Eggs, beaten
1 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour + 1 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 small Apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
2 tbsp Demerara sugar
¼ tsp Cinnamon Powder

Heat the oven to 180C. Butter a cake tin and/or line with parchment paper.

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the beaten eggs and vanilla and beat together. Slowly add in the flour (be as gentle and quick as possible as the flour tends to weigh down the beautiful lightness of the creamed butter and sugar).

Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin. Top with the apple wedges - sinking them in a little as you place them. Here's where you'll think oh-my-goodness there are too many apple wedges and not enough space, but they'll shrink and you'll be glad you added all the apples!

Sprinkle with the Demerara sugar and the cinnamon. Bake for about an hour or until the top is slightly browned and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Leave to cool on a wire rack.


Serve warm with vanilla ice cream (the vanilla ice cream is not optional!).

26 comments:

Maria said...

Your cake is truly wonderful!!

You have not missed the round up, I am adding your entry now!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again.

Maria
x

Rosie said...

Your cake looks wonderful sweetie :)

Many thanks for partaking in this month's event i hope you will join us next month :)

Rosie x

Divya Vikram said...

Made this cake too..Tasted great.Yours look wonderful!

Beth said...

Yours looks very proessional!! This was a great bake

Bharti said...

That looks beautiful. You know, Ayurveda says that cooked apples first thing in the morning are great to keep the doshas balanced.
I'm gonna try out an eggless version of this cake ( you know to balance the doshas);-)

Nickki said...

Your cake looks wonderful. I had mine with custard, but I have some leftover so I shall try it with ice cream tomorrow :)

Hetal said...

The cake looks very delicious,can we make it eggless?

sowmya said...

your cake looks great..and I must agree it was delicious!!

Sangeeth said...

nice cake. luved ur 2nd pic!

Swati Raman Garg said...

hehe balancing the doshas.... :) wonderful looknig cake ya... u tempt me so much with these...

Rachel said...

This is one post of yours that I await..it's come out really well....

mysweetestday said...

it looks great! well done!

Raaga said...

Please convert sticks or oz to something I know... please... this looks yummy!

Lisa said...

Such a great cake!

Bimmer said...

your cake looks great! :D

mitr_bayarea said...

Absolutely smashing one, I need to find out where to get there different types of sugar you mention in your recipe.

mitr_bayarea said...

Absolutely smashing one, I need to find out where to get there different types of sugar you mention in your recipe.

Arundathi said...

Thanks everyone! :)

About the eggless version, I would think applesauce might do the trick. Good luck!

Bharti - if this is a good way to balance doshas, i'm gonna try balancing often! :)

Raaga - 1 stick = 4 oz = 110g - I hope that helps!

Mitr_bayarea - I got in the regular grocery store.

raaji said...

Recently have seen most of the people trying a cake with apple.....probably its an Apple month!!!!!!!hehehe

delhibelle said...

i could so do with balancing doshas with this;)

Mallika said...

This is the third recipe for Apple cake I've read today on the blogosphere and yours wins hands down.

Arundathi said...

Ranji - Yeah I've also been seeing a lot of apple cakes - and not just from S+SB!

Delhibelle - :D I'm all for balancing doshas!

Mallika - thanks so much - that was very nice of you!

** said...

I really enjoyed this cake.

Arundathi said...

** - Glad you liked it.

Bharti said...

http://veggiefoodist.blogspot.com/2008/10/dosha-cake-eggless-vanilla-apple-cake.html

Arundathi said...

very nice, bharti - gonna try your version next!