Vanilla cake topped with caramelized apple

  • Servings : 14 slices
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 55m
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A simple, fast and excellent cake to serve in a snack among friends! This cake with the delicious vanilla aroma and topped with caramelized apple has excellent presentation, it’s easy to prepare and everyone will like! Try it!!

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  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 50 grams / (1 3/4 ounces) softened butter
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) sugar
  • 50 ml / (3 1/3 tablespoons) milk
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 50 ml / (3 1/3 tablespoons) water
  • 2 red apples
  • Cinnamon powder (to taste)


    Step 1

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC / (350ºF). Grease a round cake pan (22 x 10 centimeters / (8 2/3 x 4 inches)) with margarine and sprinkle with flour.

    Step 2

    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the eggs, sugar, the softened butter and the lemon zest until a homogeneous mixture. Add the vanilla extract, the milk and mix for 2 to 3 minutes until it’s nicely incorporated. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour mixed with the baking powder and beat until obtain a creamy and homogeneous mixture.

    Step 3

    1. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes (the time depends on the oven).

    Step 4

    1. Meanwhile, wash and peel the apples. Cut them into pieces and place in a saucepan together with the brown sugar, water and the cinnamon stick. Stir and place the pan over medium-low heat about 15 to 20 minutes until the apple start to caramelize, stirring occasionally.

    Step 5

    1. Turn off the oven and unmold the cake onto a plate. Place the apple pieces over the top of the cake and drizzle with the sauce. Let cool to room temperature, sprinkle with a little cinnamon and serve.

Vanilla cake topped with caramelized apple | Food From Portugal

Nutrition facts per serving (14 slices):

Calories: 154
Total Fat: 4.5 g(7%)

Saturated Fat: 2.5 g(12%)
Cholesterol: 66 mg(22%)
Sodium: 46 mg(2%)
Total Carbohydrate: 24.5 g(8%)
Protein: 3.5 g

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