Spicy Apple Cake
Source of Recipe
Hundreds of German cakes and desserts include this versatile fruit, the apple. This moist and spicy apfelkuchen can be found on the menu of Konditori, coffee and tea houses, everywhere.
List of Ingredients
For The Cake
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
l/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. mixed spice (or apple pie spice)
8oz. cooking apple, cored, peeled and chopped
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter
3/4 cup soft light brown sugar
Finely grated rind of 1 small orange
2 large eggs, beaten
l/2 tbsp. milk
Whipped cream dusted with cinnamon, to serve
For The Topping
4 eating apples, cored and thinly sliced
Juice of 1/2 orange
l/2 tsp. caster sugar (superfine sugar)
l/3 Tbsp. apricot jam, warmed and sieved
1.Preheat the over to 180°C/350°F/ Gas 4. Grease and line a 23cm/9-inch round removable cake pan. Sift the flours, baking powder and spices together in a bowl.
2.Toss the chopped cooking apple in 30ml/2 Tbsp. of the flour mixture.
3.Cream the butter, brown sugar and orange rind together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, then fold in the flour mixture, the chopped apple and the milk.
4.Spoon the mixture into the cake pan and level the surface.
5.For the topping, toss the apple slices in the orange juice and set them in overlapping circles on top of the cake mixture, pressing down lightly.
6.Sprinkle the caster (superfine) sugar over the top and bake for 1-1 1/4 hours, or until risen and firm. Cover with foil if the apples brown too much.
7.Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack. Glaze the apples with the sieved jam. Cut into wedges and serve with whipped cream sprinkled with cinnamon.
Makes: 8 servings