Monday, October 3, 2011

Because Jane wanted it.

There are no photographs with this posting - it came out of the oven, cooled slightly and was devoured.  I could show you a picture of me, sitting at table with my tiny sliver of cake, a bright halo above my head.  But that would be pure fantasy!  Reality would be a slightly pouty me, fork in hand, then the sound of the Hoover!

This recipe was from my latest issue of Taste of Home magazine.  I adapted it to suit my ADD:

French Apple Cake
8 servings (oh, sure, right)

1/2 C. brown sugar
4 T. butter
3 C. apple slices (I used 3 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2" slices)
lemon juice
3 eggs
3/4 C. granulated sugar
1 C. flour
1 C. butter, melted
4 oz. cream cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare apple slices and toss with lemon juice in a bowl.  In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the granulated sugar until light.  Add butter and cream cheese and mix well.  Stir in flour and mix until smooth.

*Put 4T. of butter into the bottom of a 10" springform pan and put into the oven to melt.  When melted, sprinkle with brown sugar and put into oven for 10 mins., or until it starts to get oozy.  Remove pan from the oven and place apple slices in the bottom of the pan.  Spread batter over top and smooth.  Bake for 35 minutes.  Let cool slightly, run a knife around the edge to loosen, if necessary, and invert onto a serving dish.  I would highy recommend doing this last step over a sink, not your stovetop.  Nuff said.  Serve warm.

If you click on the link, you'll see a picture of this confection that shows it being served with whipped cream.  I think that's gilding the lily myself...

So, Jane, whip out that Little Dutch Maid and make this cake! 

*The original recipe calls for you to make your own caramel, which means staring at your pan for a loooong time, thinking that you are seeing 'amber' every two minutes.  Pick your poison, so to speak ;o)


  1. I actually have all these ingredients! Me likey! It does sound decadent but who doesn't need a little of that on a boring Monday night. Thank you very much Susan!

  2. I can't believe I stepped away for a moment to check on dinner and when I returned ,Jane stole the words out of my mouth---tell you how it turns out!

  3. Jane - You likey, me likey. There are some things that defy healthy renditions!

    Judy - Yes, please do!

  4. This sounds awesome but I don't have a springform pan - think a regular cake pan would work?

  5. Thanks Susan and a big thank you to Jane too!! ;)
    By the way, I like your ADD caramel much better!

  6. Sounds to die for! Is this where the energy comes from???

  7. Jenyfer - I think a regular cake pan would work fine. This is not a "deep" cake, so my springform pan was overkill, in my opinion.

    Candy - That shortcut caramel has never failed me.

    APG - You know, sometimes (most times) I am completely in the dark about where my energy comes from. No surprise there!