Yesterday, I posted some teaser pictures of my baking on Twitter and Instagram, and today I’m sharing the recipes with you! To start, here is how to make the amazing apple cake. I adapted the recipe from one I found on thekitchenmccabe.com.
A spring form cake pan, 8 or 9 inches across (I used 9”)
A pastry cutter (you could just use a fork or your fingers, but it’s messy)
Two mixing bowls, one pretty big
Regular ol’ measuring cups
A whisk, spatula, knife, and peeler
3 Cups Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
⅛ Teaspoons Salt
½ Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
½ Teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
6 Ounces Butter (not melted)
¾ Cups Sugar
4 Large Apples (I used a green variety called Ginger from my local orchard)
¾ Cups Milk
Extra butter and flour for the pan
1. Grease and flour the round springform pan. This step was messy.
2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
3. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into the large mixing bowl.
4. Cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
5. Add the ¾ C. sugar to the flour mixture and mix in.
6. Peel the apples and slice them into even pieces. Big, chunky pieces of apple work best. I cut my apples into 8 slices.
7. Mix the apples into the flour mixture and combine them thoroughly.
8. In the smaller mixing bowl, beat the eggs and milk together. Add the eggs/milk mixture to the large bowl, and mix it all together with a spatula. The batter will be thick.
9. Scoop the dough into the prepared cake pan and flatten the top surface.
10.Sprinkle the extra sugar over the top of the cake.
11. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Test the center for doneness. The top of the cake should be golden brown. Serve with custard sauce.
For the custard sauce, you’ll need:
6 egg yolks
6 tablespoons sugar
1 ½ Cups Whole Milk
1 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla
1. Separate yolks from whites. You can keep the whites for an omelet or something if you want, or just discard them. Your call.
2. Whisk the yolks and sugar together in a small mixing bowl for 2-3 minutes.
3. Heat milk in a medium sized saucepan just until the milk begins to boil.
4. Very slowly, whisk the milk into the egg/sugar. It’s very important to heat the eggs slowly so they don’t end up scrambling.
5. Put the whole mixture back in the saucepan and heat it for 4-5 minutes. The sauce will slowly thicken. After the sauce is cooked through, get it off the heat so it does not keep cooking.
6. You can pour it on cake slices warm or cool.
Honestly, this cake is really easy, and took about only a little over an hour to whip up. It would be a special dessert for family gatherings, a friend’s birthday, or heck, because it’s the weekend! And I'm already looking for other ways to use the custard cream sauce!
I hope you enjoyed my adventures in Snow White, apple themed cake baking! And good luck to you if you try the recipe. Let me know how it goes for you, or if you have any other Autumn-y Snow White theme-able desserts!