Fall is almost here and its getting a little cold. The days are shorter and its getting dark soon. This is my favourite time of the year for some amazing warm spiced desserts that go perfect with the weather. One such ingredient that I love using during this time are Apples in my desserts.
Apples are available in abundance right now. They can be used in so many ways and I am looking forward to creating many more recipe using apples. On my mind next is an Apple Crumble Pie. However, an Apple Cinnamon Cake is a must every fall season. For me it just embarks the beginning of fall, and goes perfectly well with the evening tea or morning coffee.
Apple and Cinnamon is a match made in heaven for sure but what brings the twist to this recipe is an addition of brown sugar. The brown sugar not only adds colour but an amazing flavour and texture to the apples when baked. Try using apple which are sweet naturally as it adds so much more to the cake.
Lets get started with the recipe now.
- For the Apples on Top:
- 1½ Medium Sized Apples- Sliced (Don't slice them too thin)
- 2 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
- ½ Tsp Cinnamon Powder
- For the Cake:
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 80 Gms Butter
- ¼th Cup Light Brown Sugar
- ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
- ¼th Cup Apple Sauce ( Peel and dice 1 apple. Boil it for 10 mins & then strain it. Puree it)
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon Powder ( Add more or less as per your taste)
- ¾th Cup Buttermilk
- Pre-Heat the oven at 180 degrees
- Line a 8" Baking dish with parchment paper or grease it well with butter and keep aside.
- Slice the apples with skin. Add them in a bowl. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon and coat the apples with it. Leave it aside.
- In a separate bowl, sieve together, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon powder.
- Add butter to a bowl. Mix it until it changes colour. Add in brown sugar and powdered sugar and whisk until light and fluffy. Add in the apple sauce and mix well.
- Now add in the dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk. Make sure you use the cut and fold technique and not over beat the batter.
- Once the batter is ready ( it will be thick) pour it in the prepared baking tin.
- Now layer the prepared apple slices on top in any way you desire.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven for 35 to 40 mins at 180 degrees.
- Once baked dust it with some powdered sugar.
- Enjoy warm cake slices with your tea or coffee.