recipe serves 12

Apple cake

4 oz unsalted butter (1 stick)
½ cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp milk
2 each egg yolk
1 1/3 cup self rising flour
½ cup raisins
½ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
5 each large grand smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup water
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ oz unflavored gelatin
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 each egg white
2 Tbsp sugar

Preparation steps:
  1. Cream the butter, sugar, baking powder, vanilla, milk and egg yolks. Add the flour and mix well until the dough is smooth and easy to handle.
  2. Butter a 10-inch diameter cake pan. Flatten the dough in the pan. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.

  3. In the mean time cook the apple filling. In a medium size pot combine the apples, sugar, butter, water and cinnamon. Mix the gelatin with water and lemon juice and add to the pot. Bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Whip the egg whites with 2 Tbsp of sugar until stiff.

  5. After baking for 20 minutes, remove from oven.
  6. Sprinkle the raisins and nuts on the baked dough. Pour the apple filling on top of the raisins and nuts. Use a cake spatula to spread the egg whites as the top layer.
  7. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.
  8. refrigerate if not served the same day of baking.
Serving: warm, room temperature or chilled.
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Take note!
  • Measurements:
    4 oz = 113 gram (butter)
    ¼ oz = 3 ½ gram (gelatin) = ½ Knox package