Another Great Apple Cake

Another Great Apple Cake
Staff Writer
Another Great Apple Cake

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Another Great Apple Cake

One day, when I was browsing through a German magazine, I stumbled upon a section about cute little cafés on the North Sea island Föhr. I quickly learned that this island is famous for its incredible cakes. The magazine featured recipes of signature cakes of a handful of cafés.

One looked better than the other, and I could have had them all — right that moment. But since Föhr is about 700 miles north of Switzerland and hence too far away for a quick visit, I just had to make a cake myself.

Ingredients

  • 3/4  cups  plus 5 ½ tablespoons butter, softened, plus more for the pan
  • 1  cup  plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of  salt
  • eggs
  • 14  ounces  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 4-5 large apples, preferably local and organic, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1/2  teaspoon  cinnamon

Directions

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix the ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons of the butter, 1 cup of the sugar, and salt with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy, about 5 minutes. Add 1 egg at a time and mix well. Add the flour and baking powder and mix until just combined.

Line the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan with parchment paper and butter the sides. Spread in the batter evenly in the pan. Spread the apples on top of the batter and bake for 50 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

Carefully spread the remaining butter and sugar-cinnamon mix on the cake and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve while still a little warm.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
4g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
56g
43%
Protein
5g
11%
Calcium, Ca
410mg
41%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Phosphorus, P
105mg
15%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
645mg
43%
Water
55g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Apple Cake Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Apple Cake Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Apple Cake Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.