Saturday, June 29, 2013

Recipe: Apple cinnamon cake with whipped cream

It was all my brother's fault. You see, he baked an apple cake (which looked really delicious), posted it on Instagram, my mum saw it, then she asked me to bake one too. This whole Instagram thing is contagious, I tell you. 

Being a good daughter, I baked this apple as per mum's request. Not very pretty to look at, so as usual it has undergone some "make-up" from me in the form of whipped cream and chocolate chips. But a very delicious cake, very moist with soft chunks of apples and the lovely smell of cinnamon. 

If I am not mistaken, I used Granny Smith apples for this, since quite a lot of sugar is used hence the tartness of the apples balanced it out nicely. It keeps quite well in the fridge too; since this is quite a large cake we had to finish it over a few days but the cake remained moist, and I actually found it tasting better after a couple of days. This recipe is easy and straightforward, and after eating this cake, I am glad my brother shared his photo on Instagram ;)

Moist apple cake

Baby D says "Best"

Apple cinnamon cake with whipped cream
Recipe adapted from here
Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 75-90 minutes
Serves 8-12

3 large apples (approx. 350-400g)
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
4 tbsp soft brown sugar

2 3/4 cups flour, sifted
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups soft brown sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs, at room temperature

150g whipping cream
Fresh strawberries (optional)
Chocolate chips, for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F. Grease a tube pan with some oil.

2. Peel, core and cut apples into chunks. Toss with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.

3. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, orange juice, sugar and vanilla extract.

5. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture (from Step 3) and pour the wet ingredients in (from Step 4) and mix well. Then add the eggs, one at a time and mix well ensuring all ingredients are incorporated.

6. Pour half the batter into prepared pan. Spread half of apples over it. Pour the remaining batter over the apples and arrange the remaining apples on top.

7. Bake for about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours in preheated oven, or until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out and unmould cake to cool completely.

8. Whip the cream until soft peaks are formed. Using a star nozzle, pipe the cream onto the cake and garnish with some chocolate chips. You can also pipe some cream on the side and top with a fresh strawberry.

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  1. Apple, cinnamon and whipped cream...match made in heaven. Love that happy look on your darling baby.

  2. This is one of those cakes that, just by looking at the pics, we know it's gonna taste heavenly! Ooh, and I love your plating too :D

  3. baby said best? i though 1Malaysia... wahahahhaa... sorry but i almost drooled on my keyboard looking at the cake :P

  4. I haven't had an apple and cinnamon cake for quiet sometime :P This cake has Baby D's seal of approval so it must taste fantastic :D

  5. I have always wondered how apples would taste like in a cake. I'll try apple cake one of these days :)

  6. I have tried apple and cinnamon muffin before and we like the combo, so we will like your cake too ..

  7. so you have a brother who can bake too? so once in a while can exchange's lovely looking cake! always hv a warm impression of a apple cinnamon cake .

    1. Too bad he is overseas. Haha or else will make him bake me more cakes!

  8. Thank you for sharing this. I'll like to try it.

  9. It looks very delicious, and thumbs up to your brother who can bake!

  10. Wow! Your bro also can bake , AWESOME! This cake looks lovely with apple & cinnamon always make perfect combo that I love! I'm drooling just by looking this cake with those tempting whipped cream! YUM!


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