We are invited to have tea, as the song says, and we have the perfect accompaniment for that: apple sponge cake is fluffy, moist, easy to make and everyone likes it. We also strongly and vehemently recommend accompanying it with coffee, mate or any infusion you like. Ideal to invite your sister-in-law and show you our pastry skills.
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About the apple cake
Apple sponge cake is a delicious dessert that combines the softness and sponginess of a sponge cake with the freshness and natural flavor of apples. This preparation is very popular in many parts of the world due to its simplicity and the irresistible aroma that fills the kitchen while it bakes.
One of the main advantages of preparing an apple cake is its simplicity. Making it is a task that combines choosing the right apples, preparing the dough with basic ingredients and evenly distributing the apple in the cake.
It is a versatile food that can be enjoyed both as a breakfast accompanied by coffee or tea, and as a dessert after a meal. Many baking lovers find inspiration in apple cake to decorate with creative designs, such as apple patterns on the top or special frostings.
5 curious facts about apple cake
- Ancient origin : Apple biscuits have a long history and have been prepared in various forms in many cultures over the centuries. Apples have been used in baking since ancient times due to their availability and flavor.
- Regional Variations : Over the years, different regions have developed their own versions of apple biscuits. For example, the well-known “tarte Tatin” which is characterized by having caramelized apples on the base with a dough topping or the inverted apple cake WITHOUT oven (Apple pie in a pan)
- National Apple Cake Day : In the United States, January 17 is celebrated as National Apple Cake Day in honor of this popular dessert.
- Cultural influence : Apple pie has influenced popular culture over the years. It has appeared in numerous films, television shows and literary works, often associated with the comfort and warmth of home.
- Its versatility : Apple cake is a versatile base to experiment with other ingredients. You can add nuts, raisins, cinnamon, cardamom, or even caramel to create unique flavor variations.
What do we need to make this apple cake?
Apple pie is a classic and comforting dessert that combines the juiciness of apples with the sponginess of cake. It’s a delicious way to enjoy apple season or just a comforting dessert any time of year.
Typically you need flour, sugar, eggs, butter, baking powder, cinnamon , and of course, apples . The process involves mixing these ingredients, adding the apple pieces, pouring the batter into a mold and baking until golden and cooked in the center.
Apples provide moisture , flavor and a juicy texture to the cake, making it an ideal option for those looking for a fruitier and healthier alternative. In addition, the apples caramelize during baking, which creates a delicious contrast between the sweetness of the cake and the slightly acidic touch of the fruit.
4 tips to make the perfect apple cake
- Choose suitable apples : The most suitable apples for this preparation are usually varieties that maintain their shape during cooking, such as Granny Smith or Fuji apples. You can peel them and cut them into cubes or thin slices, depending on your preference.
- Control the baking time : It is essential to pay attention to the baking time to prevent the cake from being dry. Insert toothpick into center of cake; If it comes out clean or with dry crumbs, it is ready.
- Add spices : Cinnamon is a classic spice to enhance the flavor of apple cake, but you can also experiment with nutmeg or ground cloves for a special touch.
- Vary the presentation : You can serve your apple sponge cake in individual slices, sprinkled with icing sugar or accompanied by vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an even more indulgent experience.
Apple sponge cake recipe
Yield : 8 servings
Preparation time : 1 hour 10 minutes
- 2 apples (preferably varieties such as Granny Smith or Fuji).
- 2 cups of wheat flour
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
How to make the ideal apple cake recipe
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and flour a cake or cake pan. Wash, peel and cut the apples into small cubes. Reserve.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs and add the sugar, mixing until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the melted butter, milk and vanilla extract to the egg and sugar mixture. Mix well.
- Mix the dry with the wet until integrated and forming a dough. Add the apple cubes and stir to distribute them evenly.
- Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove and let cool in the mold for about 10 minutes before removing it from the mold. Then let cool completely on a rack. Sprinkle with icing sugar before serving.