Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Apple Butter Cake

Sadie's Apple Butter Cake

After 12 hours of cooking the Apples for Apple Butter (recipe on previous BLOG); you end up with the most delicious Apple Butter that is tasty and ready to eat.  You can make so many things with Apple Butter; such as, cookies, breads, cakes, use as a spread and much more.  I decided to test a cake with a standard cake recipe and it turned out absolutely delicious, it was moist and the texture was just perfect.  It made a great dessert cake served with some creme fraiche and/or a very nice cake in the morning with tea or coffee.

This cake reminded me of the British version of the Malt Loaf; very similar flavors and texture.  Enjoy!

Moist, sweet and Delicious!

Sadie's Apple Butter Cake Recipe


2 tablespoon unsalted sweet butter
1 1/4 cup Apple Butter
3/4 cup organic brown sugar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 egg (gently beaten)
1/2 cup heavy cream (you can substitute for milk)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup of sultanas or raisins


Preheat oven to 350*F.
Prepare a round cake pan (I used a 10 x 3 round cake) with a light coat of butter or cooking spray and a light coat of flour (shake off excess flour).

Sift all dry ingredients together: Flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg and sultanas and set aside.

Melt butter on low heat until it becomes golden brown (do not overcook butter).  Add butter into a mixing bowl with Apple Butter, brown sugar, olive oil and mix until all ingredients are combined to a smooth consistency.  To the Apple Butter mixture, add beaten egg, cream or milk, vanilla and mix just until combined.  Add dry ingredients to mixture a little at a time until well combined.

Pour cake mixture into round baking pan and bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until pierced with a toothpick and it comes out clean.  

Cool cake for about 10 minutes and then remove from pan to cool completely or serve warm.

Serve this cake with a dollop of creme fraiche or whipped cream and/or even with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Chef Notes:

I use all organic ingredients when available.  I used a homemade Apple Butter, but you can buy Apple Butter at any grocery store in your area.  Also, you can substitute the Apple Butter for a Pear Butter or even a Pumpkin Butter for the holidays!

Buon Appetito!


Margaret said...

Hmmm, I'm going to have to make this sometime. One of my favorite things is the malt loaf but there are good and bad malt loaves. When you go back this week try and find some "Soreen" brand malt loaf. Usually at Morrisons or Sainsburys or one of the major supermarkets. It's awesome with some butter slathered on it- mmm, mmm, mmmm!

Sadie said...

Margaret, I went to Sainsburys in England a few weeks ago and bought the Soreen loaf. It was the same brand that we always buy when in England. Delicious! Try baking this cake though, you will really like this one with your tea.