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!