Thursday, September 22, 2011
Apfel Kuchen (Apple Cake)
This type of cake is usually sold under the name of sour cream cake, coffee cake or even apple dapple cake. This classic German type of cake take a long time to bake but is well worth the wait! Of course this continues our series of apple season which is closely coming to a close. For an Apple Dapple cake recipe click here!
Spiced Apple Almond Cake
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350F
- 175g unsalted butter, softened
- 175g granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 75g sour cream
- 125g ground almonds
- 115g plain flour
- 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 4 apples (2 of them peeled, cored and chopped)
1. Grease 9-inch spring form pan and line base.
2. Mix together the Flour, Almond powder, cinnamon and baking powder, set aside.
3. Beat butter and sugar till creamy consistency in a mixer with the paddle attachment. Once creamy, add the eggs one at a time then add the sour cream. At this stage the mixture might seem curdled but after the next step it will be smooth.
4. Add the flour mixture to the mixer and beat on low until ingredients are just combined. Spread half of the batter, evenly, on the bottom of the pan. Place the 2 diced apples in the center leaving a half inch gap around the edge of the pan. Spread the other half of the mixture carefully on top of the apples. Core another 2 apples and cut thin slices. Use these slices to make a fan pattern on top the batter.
5. If you would like to add a crumble topping tot he cake mix these ingredients together;
- 2 Tbsp Butter, cold
- 2 Tbsp Brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp Flour
- 2 Tbsp Oatmeal
Mix everything with your fingertips to create a crumble and sprinkle over apples.
Place in preheated 350F oven and bake for an hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
After the cake is baked, let cool 30 minutes before unmolding. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup or sift some icing sugar on top. As dense as this cake looks, it is surprisingly smooth and light to the taste. Perfect with tea or coffee! Enjoy!