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Thursday, October 28, 2010

FFWD: Marie-Helene's Apple Cake



This is Marie Helene's Apple Cake from Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table.

I made 1/2 a recipe and baked in a 7 inch pan with removable bottom. I used 3 different kinds of apples (Jonagold , Honeycrisp, and Golden Delicious). I know for 1/2 a recipe I should have used only 2 of them but I want to get a lot of variety in the mix.

This cake is super easy to make, probably one of the easiest cakes I've made. I don't even have to crank on the KA mixer and that's saying a lot.


Tasting impressions:
Hubby gave it a thumbs up and said it's really good. As for me, on the day of baking, I thought the cake was good but not special. The next day, the taste improves and I am changing my verdict. It is really good. I love that there are more apples than dough in there. The dark rum definitely adds a dimension to the taste. This one will be repeated for sure.

19 comments:

  1. YUMMY! I've been eyeing to bake this too! Now that you say it's yummy..i have to try soon...

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  2. The smaller spring form pans give you so much more batter. It looks wonderful!

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  3. Your cake is beautiful! I'm so happy to hear about the better-the-next-day verdict because I'm about to have some for breakfast!

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  4. Bet you were sorry you only made 1/2! lol.

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  5. This cake was a hit around these parts, but you know how Tom loves his apples!

    Love your last picture, you can see the crumbs on the cake and now I feel like a piece. I brong one to work today.. it's setting in the table among pumpkins pies, cookies, tiramisu cake...like an odd man out.

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  6. Hi, Jenn:
    just stopping by again to say yes, you can freeze buttermilk! It didn't make sense to me, either...but I just put what I had left in a plastic container and stuck it in there. I let it defrost in the fridge and then baked with it - no problem. Great, huh?

    Fascinating that you've made ricotta!

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  7. Good to know that this cake tastes even better the next day! I don't think mine lasted that long...
    :)

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  8. Beautiful cake! It looks very moist.

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  9. Im glad you hubby liked it and you came around! I still have a few slices left in the fridge!Your cake is lovely!

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  10. We enjoyed this cake too and it was so easy. I used a pear and an apple for 1/2 of the recipe in a 6" pan. A good idea using all four of your apples. Your photos are great!

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  11. your cake looks so soft and tender.

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  12. Agree...I will have to make this again. I think it was better the second day too.

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  13. When I saw the picture of this cake in Dorie's book, I knew I had to make it. Your cake looks great. I love those big chunks of apples in it.

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  14. I also loved not having to use the KA! Your cake looks lovely; next time I'll have to hide the cake so that I can try it the next day. I assumed it would be better, but we gobbled it up to fast to find out!

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  15. Btw, how did you measure the flour for this recipe? Dip and sweep, which is 5 oz/cup? Thanks!

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  16. Hi!How about sharing the recipe? It looks amazing and I would like to make it for my birthday!Thanks!

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  17. I love apple pie, every kind of apple pie (tarte aux pommes). Yours looks like so delicious and tender!

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