Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Simple Pleasure

After being unable to bake for over a month it's such a relief to be able to leisurely enjoy making this apple cake. So simple and yet very gratifying to make. The cake came out tender and the apples were sweet and firm.  I  love this cake.

Rustic Apple Cake

Rustic Apple Cake

50 g cake flour
50 g all purpose flour
70 g caster sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg
62 g sourcream
2 tbsp olive oil
grated zest of half a lemon
200 g apples (I used Pink Lady)
1 tbsp butter
1-2 tbsp muscovado sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 180 C

Butter and flour a 7 inch round cake pan.

Peel and core the apples. Dice one apple and the rest cut in thin slices. Set aside.

In a bowl, sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In another bowl rub together sugar and lemon zest. Add in the egg and whisk until creamy and light. Beat in sour cream and olive oil. Add in the dry ingredients just until moistened. Add the diced apples.

Transfer batter to the prepared pan. Spread the thin slices of apple on top of the batter. Scatter pats of butter over the apples and sprinkle muscovado sugar.

Cake for 30- 45 minutes.


wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Oh yes, really looks rustic and beautiful. Love the sides of the cake, seriously.

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I just baked this.
Will let you know when I get it posted.

Anne said...

Hi Wendy! I hope you liked it...can't wait for your post :))

tweety said...

Hi! Do you accept cake orders? I sent you an email. Thanks!

Anne said...

Hi Tweety! Sorry I didn't receive your e-mail, can you try to send it to me again?

Anonymous said...

If it isn't too much trouble, can you use US measurements,too? I want to make this cake but having a heckuva time converting 50g and 70g to cups and ounces...Thanks!

Anne said...

You can always use online conversions...