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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My favourite Apple Cake!!!

There is nothing more soothing than the aroma of
freshly baked apple cake with cinnamon!!

Fall has arrived and so does the season of Apples arrive. I first tasted this Apple cake at one of my friends baby shower. As a foodie you know, without much hesitation I asked my friend the recipe for the fabulous cake. Since then I have been baking this cake for more than 3 years now. This recipe is for a keepsake, tried and tested for sure! Coz it won't betray you nor abandon you.

I baked and gifted this cake to most of my friends and they can verdict about its taste and texture. I often bake them with Gala Apples when I don;t get hold of Green Granny Smith Apples. I sometimes bake it in a tube pan, sometimes in a bundt pan, sometimes in round and sometimes in a rectangle pan. It is totally up to you! So I can say this is such a versatile recipe and can accommodate in any kitchen.

here is my slice of cake!


Apple Cake

Recipe Source: Friend

Cuisine: International Cuisine ~ American
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 50 - 80 minutes

Ingredients:
For Cake:
Butter, for greasing pan
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar (you can reduce to 1½ cup)
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp cinnamon powder (I use 1 tsp)
3 eggs
1½ cups vegetable oil
¼ cup orange juice
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 cups Apples, cored, peeled and finely chopped (pref. Granny Smith apples)
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped almonds (any nuts)
For Sauce:
½ cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup sugar (you can reduce to ¾ cup)
½ cup buttermilk
½ teaspoon baking soda

Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 325°F[165°C]. Generously grease a tube pan.
  • For cake: In a large bowl, combine sugar, eggs, oil, orange juice, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and vanilla extract; and mix well.
  • Fold apples, coconut, and pecans into batter.
  • I used a Bundt cake pan and a normal round cake pan for baking this cake.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a tester comes out clean, about 1½ hours.
  • Shortly before the cake is done, make the sauce.
  • For Sauce: Make sauce in a deep pan else it will overflow when it starts boiling.
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan, stir in sugar, buttermilk, and baking soda, and bring to a good rolling boil, stirring constantly.
  • Boil for 1 minute. Pour the sauce over hot cake as soon as you remove it from oven.
  • Let stand 1 hour, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.Cut into pieces and serve. It tastes better when served cold.
  • I bake my cake a little longer to get a nice, yummy crust. I love it that way!

Sending this photo to Click-Sep 2008

16 comments:

raaji said...

vow padma apple cake looks real delicious....nice try....

Usha said...

This looks truly tempting...wish I could help myself to a slice right off from the picture :)

meeso said...

Yes, this is the perfect fall cake! The house will smell great after baking!

Lisa said...

Apple season is an exciting time indeed. I usually make a pie or two, but I now want to try this delicious cake.

Divya Vikram said...

Looks moist n nice..Am bookmarking this..

bee said...

thank you, dear padma.

Sireesha said...

Apple cake looks mouth-drooling and yumm yumm

Deepthi said...

apple cake looks delish padma ... really yummy

Red Chillies said...

hi Padma, long time 'no see'. This is a beautiful cake and I am bookmarking this. I don't bake a lot, but this looks yummy to give a shot.

Reeni said...

It looks dense, moist and delicious!

Shreya said...

very tempting picture. Love the apple cake, and looking forward to the peach jam post..

Mallika said...

That's the second apple cake I've seen today. Looks delicious. I used to have a cake recipe that used vegetable oil ages ago.

Zesty Cook said...

Veyr Nice - we are going apple picking this weekend coming up - this will be a definite try on my list... Love it... nice work

Visa said...

Padma..
I baked this cake during TD hols and everyone loved it!!! I was apprehensive abt the coconut..I usually hate coconuts but it blended very well with the other ingredients and was really yummo! Too good a recipe!! hey do share some mexican recipes if u can!!

Jaya said...

just baked this cake, the taste is awesome! and i didn't even bother with the glaze. i used a square baking dish and it almost took 2 hours for the insides to bake. i guess this is well-suited for bundt pans. nevertheless, great taste as i said. thanks for the recipe.

jenifer lewi said...

vow its gr8 looking beutiful nd delicios i am trying for xmas festival.thax.........nancy

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