viernes, 17 de julio de 2009

German apple cake

I learnt this recipe at my cooking school. It's a sponge with apple pieces and sultanas inside, and decorated with thinly sliced apple slices. It's very soft and it has a wonderful flavour. The result improves if you have all the ingredients at room temperature. You can use any fruit, but I strongly recommend to use apples. If you follow the recipe this cake will always turn out ok and your house will smell delicious when you are baking it, promise!

240gms plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
180gms softened butter
3extra spoonfulls melted butter
180gms sugar
4 or 5 eggs
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
splash of vanilla essence
4 or 5 golden delicious apples

Peel, core and dice two apples and fry with three spoonfuls of butter in a pan for ten minutes. Add a handful of sultanas and mix well, turn down the heat and add a splash of brandy or whisky and let it marinate. Turn off the heat and set aside. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. In a big bowl or food processor mix the butter with the sugar until it becomes a pale mixture, add the eggs, one at a time, the lemon juice and the vanilla. Sieve the flour and baking powder and add to the egg mixture. Add the diced cooked apple and sultanas mix, don't forget the liquid from the pan, this will give the cake the moisture. Pour the mixture in a greased cake tin (24cms). Peel the remaining apples, cut in quarters and slice them very thinly, now you have to arange them around the cake. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour or until a skewer comes away clean. To serve, heat two to three spoonfuls of apricot jam in the microwave and brush all the cake with it. Sprinkle some sultanas over and enjoy...

11 comentarios:

  1. Wow, truly amazing blog... I'm blown away by the beautiful pictures and attractive design of your site... I fancy it very much! :) By the way, thank you so much for stopping by my site @
    I will be coming back to yours often!

  2. thanx matt! i loved your blog as well. As you can see my blog is still very young, but i really love it, it's pretty relaxing for me, because i love cooking...

  3. Wow - it looks delicious and beautiful!

  4. Hola Pity

    Thanks for passing by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment!

    I too am spanish. My parents are from Spain but I was born in England and have lived here all my life. I am fluent in Spanish.

    You have a wonderful blog, with so many gorgeous dishes. I love the look of this cake, it looks so delicioso!


  5. Thanks Pam!, let me know if you try it...

  6. Hi Maria,

    Thanks for stopping by! Glad to know that you are spanish as well, where about in Surrey are you? I live in Greenwich. Thanks for your comment, hasta pronto!!!



  7. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am so glad you like it, because I love writing it :). I can see why you miss barcelona. it is such a beautiful place. Hubby and I really want to visit again. I moved to the UK from Florida where it is always beautiful, and sometimes its hard living in this country, but after a while, I learned to find the beautiful things there are here (but its not the winter!!!).
    I am just browsing your site. This is a truly gorgeous cake!

  8. thanks heavenly housewife for our comment, i loved your blog and i am happy that you liked my cake as well, about BCN, let me know if you are planning to go back, I'll send you some tips. I just came back from there and I am still very tanned, but is fading know, the british clouds don't help...

  9. I will definitely let you know. I know what you mean, does this weather stink or what? I had to walk home today and got soaking wet, and then it actually started to hail!!! Its almost august!!! What happened to the summer?

  10. i know what you mean, heavenly housewife (don't know your name) it rained on me today also...well, summer's least in this country..

  11. Hola! thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Unfortunately, I am taking a looong break from blogging. #

    The recipes on your blog looks great! I know I would like to try this one and the sponge cake recipe.

    Take care,