It happened already a few times – I lost ALL my data. Either my hard disk just died on me, I forgot to save something, or kept things on multiple devices in multiple locations, which is not good either. I’ve learned my lesson and now I back up my stuff and click save frequently when writing.
Imagine my surprise when after finishing polishing my post (that I was particularly proud of) and working on the photos I discovered that the post has vanished! Just like that. The weirdest thing was that the version from X hours before was the one still visible while the latest one was nowhere to be found. And I did click SAVE button many, many times. No lesson from it either as I don’t even know what happened.
Leaving my frustration behind let me tell you about this apple cake. It is a very good cake. It has apples in it and just that make it worth of trying. I love apples. I also love potatoes and poppy seeds, just so you know it.
The recipe (that I found here) calls for very thin apple slices but I wouldn’t worry about it too much. However if you happen to have a food processor then I would encourage you to use it as it took me probably more time to peel the apples than cut them into 1/8 inch thin slices. The cake itself is very moist and has a distinct, pleasant, flavor. Little bit lemony perhaps. Nice structure, squashy (in a good way) – not too much – just enough to tickle your palate. It pairs wonderfully with a cup of tea or a black coffee and your bum on the couch under a warm blanket. Try it. I’ll bet you’ll like it.
- 8.8 oz all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup sugar + 2 teaspoons
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups canola oil
- juice from one lemon
- 2 lbs apples (Granny Smith apples work well)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 360°F.
- Prepare a springform pan – butter or line with parchment paper.
- Peel and core the apples. Slice them thin (using mandolin or food processor may help, but it is not necessary). Transfer slices to a bowl.
- Mix in 2 teaspoons of sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl mix flour with baking powder and set aside.
- Place eggs in a mixer bowl and beat on high until pale and fluffy (~3-5 minutes).
- Gradually add canola oil.
- Continue mixing on medium low and gradually add flour mixture. Mix just until combined.
- Pour half of batter into prepared pan.
- Distribute half of the apples evenly on the top.
- Pour the second half of the batter.
- Distribute the second half of apples over the top.
- Bake for 1.5 hour or until a skewer comes out clean. Start checking if it’s done about 1 hour into baking.
- Remove from the pan, let it cool completely.
- Dust with powdered sugar.
Yield: ~10 slices
Nutritional Info (per slice): Cal 457, Prot 5g, Carb 45g, Fat 30g, Fiber 2g