Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Apple pie cake

Who doesn't love a good apple pie? To be honest I could do with just the apple pie filling.Crusts are not my thing,to make or to eat .  Last September i visited Denmark with my husband and I still cant get over the danish apple cake (aeblekage). Its less of a cake and more like apple pudding with whipped cream and crispy meringue pieces in between.YUM! I loved the simplicity of the dessert and how it was all about the apples.No other seasoning but vanilla . This dessert however, has a bit more. I've combined two recipes- The German apple cake and the traditional apple pie. I had some more filling left so I went on to make apple crumble as well.

Its a fairly simple dessert to make but takes a bit of time. Can be done in stages .

First stage-

  Apple pie filling
Ratio depends on how "appley" you want it to me.

What you need-
2 kilograms of apple
1.5 cups of sugar ( depends on how sweet the apples are)
1tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon of freshly ground cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
half cup of water
1 teaspoon of cornflour (optional)(to be added at the end)

Mix all the ingredients and place it in a large saucepan with the lid and let it simmer for about half an hour .I like it when the apples are are squishy.Add the cornflour at the end and let it boil for about two more mins. Let the mix cool.

For the cake-

What you need-

3 cups of all purpose flour
3/4 cup of vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon of baking powder
2 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
A quarter portion of the apple pie filling

Pre heat the oven -160 degrees Celsius

Cream the sugar and oil.Slowly add the eggs one at a time and continue to whisk till all the eggs are added.Sift together the dry ingredients and fold it in.Add the vanilla essence and the pie filling. Bake at 150 degrees Celsius for about 45-55 mins .

Next stage-Assembly

After the cake has completely cooled down, take about one cup of the apple pie filling and spread it on top of the cake (you can use more or less) . To make it more decadent, I poured some salted caramel sauce over it (recipe in previous post).

So i still had about2cups of the apple pie filling remaining. I used it the next day to make apple crumble. I divided the filling into six equal portions and placed it in six ramekin bowls . Topped it with the crumble mixture and baked it at 160 degree Celsius for about30mins (till the crumble turns brown).
For the crumble mixture-
half a cup of butter
half a cup of sugar
one cup of flour
mix all the three ingredients with your fingers till it turns into a crumbly lumpy mix. Pour this over the apple filling and bake.Cool for ten minutes before serving .Tastes best with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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