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The Perfect Apple Cake
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Melinda R. November 2, 2020
This was not the apple cake of my dreams. It was fine. Good, but not spectacular. I am still on the quest for the best apple cake.
Sophia F. February 4, 2018
Following advice of anothe commenter i grated one apple into the batter, and chopped two up and mixed it in. Also used rice flour instead. It turned out delicious and moist, with a fluffy inside and lovely crust.
LauriL September 29, 2017
Hi Beckly....made you cake for the first time last night. I am not a baker so I was having my husband read off the steps as I prepared the batter. We got to the step of putting in the apple pieces and he said.."when do we put in the nutmeg and cinnamon?" Low and behold the steps did not include those additions. We added it before the apples and wont be able to taste it until tonight at book club. Just thought you should take note. Thanks.
joyce September 20, 2016
use this recipe however used almond/oat and flaxseed meal instead of flour. Coconuts sugar replacement (1/3 cup only), +1 apple, and added walnuts (used fresh nutmeg as well). It rose beautifully but my oven took about 1 hr for baking. Moist, and delish.
Joanne B. September 7, 2016
I made this. It rose nicely but was so plain and dry. Needs more apples inside and out!
Barbara P. March 7, 2015
It's in the oven as I type... I used a 9 inch spring form and thought it would be less time but its been 45 min and looks nowhere near done... Wet in center still
Susan October 15, 2014
I had the same experience. Only made it once but thought i must have left out an ingredient as it was very low.
SaraN October 15, 2014
Delicious but I'd like to know how the cake can end up that high and beautiful!! I've made this 3x and love it but 1/2 the height. Deceiving photo!
Susan September 23, 2014
the cinnamon and nutmeg are missing from the instructions???
where should they be added??
where should they be added??
arcane54 September 17, 2014
I wonder if those who made a "too dry cake" we're using the scoop and measure method for flour? I've had widely varied results depending on how I measure dry ingredients. Now, I give the four a stir to loosen it up and spoon into a measuring cup, then level off. Unless the recipe specifies flour by weight, this is my go to method.
Petite F. March 10, 2014
Made this cake over my spring break and it turned out DE-LISH! it was not dry at all! I did however, use three apples (2 grated finely to put into the batter and the 3rd on top for decoration). It did not turn out as high as the picture but the flav' and the moistness was awesome!
Jef October 12, 2013
My wife and I were kind of let down with this. I recognize everyone's "perfect" is probably different but this is not mine. The edges were very dry and the center too wet. Brown sugar would definitely help... I used white. the search will continue for me.
Maya M. September 4, 2013
I'm surprised to see the negative comments here. The cake was not dry in the slightest, and I thought it was nicely spiced. Freshly grated nutmeg is definitely appreciated here.
Synky March 14, 2013
I was suprised at how dry this cake came out. I think that I'll try putting the second apple inside the cake not on top of it next time. Also halved the spices, which turned out nicely.
Emilia R. February 23, 2013
No, I live in the US. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check Sur la Table--and, perhaps also sous la table... Just kidding! Thanks a lot!
robyn A. February 22, 2013
Do you live in Brazil? Is their a way you can order off the website for sur la table here in the USA they have the best cooking and baking supplies. Good luck!
Emilia R. February 22, 2013
I have a silly question... but I'm going to ask it nevertheless! Does anyone know where I can get reliable (i.e., won’t leak) spring-form pans—that won’t cost the eyes from your face, as we say in Brazil? The last ones I had ended up in the trash bin, since they leaked and made such a mess in my oven... Help!
Rafaela H. March 11, 2013
A good way to get around this is to line a regular cake pan with foil and greaseproof paper before making the cake - then you can just lift the cake out of the pan - rather than having to use a spring form tin!
Betty November 11, 2013
Wrap your springform pan in aluminum foil before putting the ingredients in then set it on a cookie sheet in the oven.
Brendanmshea February 11, 2013
Yes, I also looked for timing of the Cinnamon and nutmeg. I put it in with the batter and the cake came out great. I liked it enough to make it again.
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