Monday, January 11, 2010

today's activity - apple cake

Going through old magazines, found this recipe in House Beautiful. Jackson and I made it this afternoon. Mimi would like it because it's not too sweet. Although she might be tempted to put raisins in it.


Recipe from Marcus Samuelsson


2 tablespoons unseasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 Granny Smith apples
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature plus more for greasing pan
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup half-and-half
2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 inch springform pan and coat with the breadcrumbs.
2. Toss together the granulated sugar and brown sugar. Set aside.
3. Peel and core the apples then slice one apple into 16 wedges. Combine the cinnamon and 1/3 cup of the sugar mixture in a medium bowl. Add the apple wedges and toss to coat. Roughly dice the remaining apple.
4. In the bowl of an electronic mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter and the remaining sugar mixture on medium speed until light, fluffy, and lemon-colored, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and mix until combined. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour and baking powder. Slowly add the half-and-half and mix until combined. Fold the diced apple into the batter.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Arrange 12 of the apple wedges fanned along the outer wedge of the pan and place the two remaining wedges in the center. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the center is golden brown.
6. Remove from the oven to a wire rack to cool completely. Run a small offset spatula around the edges to release the cake from the pan and remove the springform. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar, then cut into 12 wedges.

Recipe found online at NPR.


abigail said...

looks delicious! and I love the photo with Jackson in the back!

Mary Lou said...

Will there be any left for Friday?