It's a classic French cake and a granny recipes that everyone over here knew how to bake. My hubby's grandma who taught me this easy yet delicious cake. It's a cake with layers of apples goes dividedly with custard.
A moment with Jane
It was a picture which Henry Crawford had moral taste enough to value. Fanny's attractions increased- increased two - fold for the sensibility which beautified her complexion and illumined her countenance, was an attraction in itself. He was no longer in doubt of the capabilities of her heart. She had feeling, genuine feeling. It would be something to be loved by such a girl, to excite the first ardour of her young, unsophisticated mind! She interested him more than he had foreseen. A fortnight was not enough. His stay became indefinite.
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen (1814)
Apple Cake – Gâteau aux pommes
3 apples (peeled, cored & sliced & sprinkle ½ a lemon juice )
10g baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
A pinch of salt
170g butter (room temperature)
2 tsp vanilla extract
150g brown sugar
200 ml milk
Split almonds or lightly toasted almond flakes
18 cm cake pan
1) Preheat oven to 180°C & grease cake pan . In a large bowl , sift flour, baking powder & ground cinnamon . Give it a good stir & set aside.
2) Beat butter & sugar till creamy . Gradually add in eggs & beating continuously . Stir in milk & vanilla extract .
3) Fold in flour mixture with a pinch of salt & stir till well combined . Pour 1/3 of the batter in cake pan & alternate with a layer of apple slices . Repeat the layering & bake for 1 hour till golden brown . Let to cool . Sprinkle some split almonds or toasted almond flakes over the cake & serve with custard.
My younger son helped me to make this cake and it supposed to be many layers of apples. But he ate most of the slice apples instead of putting them in the cake pan. LOL