Chef Time!

Chef Time!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Is It A Cake????

My last post (Making Bread At It's Best), I showed how making a breakfast delight into a bread that is just as delightful. Now how about making a cake, that is just as delicious if not better?

Next to making anything with Red Velvet, Apple Fritters come in a close second for me.

Almost every morning before my retirement, I would stop at the bakery to pick up a couple fresh fried apple fritters. Now I can have it almost anytime during the day, whether it's as bread or now as cake. Either way, my tastebuds are very happy.

This recipe is simple, quick and delicious. But don't take my word for it, go ahead and try it for yourself. Go On, I dare you to make this cake and not eat the whole thing before the week is halfway thru. I double dare you.






Apple Fritter Cake

Filling
2 c. chopped Granny Smith Apples (about 2 medium)
1/3 c. sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
2 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. water
½ c. brown sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon

Cake
1/3 c. butter, room temperature
¾ c. sugar
½ c. applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2¼ c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c, Greek yogurt or sour cream

Glaze
2 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Make Filling
In a medium saucepan combine apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch and water. Heat over medium heat for 5-6 minutes until apples soften and a liquid thickens. Set aside to cool.
Mix dark brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.

Cake
Preheat oven to 350.
Spray a 9x13 inch pan with baking spray.
In your mixing bowl beat butter and sugar, about 3 minutes until fluffy. Add applesauce, vanilla and eggs and mix on medium until combined. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add the dry mixture and the Greek yogurt in alternating parts, starting and ending with the dry. Mix until just combined. Spread ½ the cake batter in the bottom of the prepared pan. Top with the apple mixture, spreading carefully to cover the batter. Then top with 2/3 of the brown sugar, sprinkling all over the apple mixture. Cover with the remaining batter and sprinkle the remaining ⅓ of the brown sugar all over the top. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until the center of the cake is set.

Glaze
While the cake is baking prepare the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a medium bowl.
When cake is done, immediately poke holes in the cake using a butter knife, about 30 pokes. Pour the glaze over the top of the cake spreading to cover it completely.
Let the glaze set up for about 20 minutes before serving.

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