Anyone Use Fresh Apples In Their Cakes?

Baking By sillywabbitz Updated 25 Nov 2011 , 6:20am by BeccaW40

sillywabbitz Posted 23 Nov 2011 , 4:33pm
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I want to make the Apple Pie cake but I don't want to use apple pie filling in a can. Here is my plan.

Bake this as a single 9 inch layer.

Make my own apple pie filling which is fresh apples , spices and a little sugar.
Place yellow cake (possibly the apple cide cake) in the bottom of the pan and then layer the apple pie filling on top of the cake. Then bake.

I'm hoping it works out a little like a pineapple upside down cake but right side up.

My questions are:
Am I crazy to bake it this way?
Will the apples be tender by the time the cake is cooked?
Should I saute the apple mixture before putting it on the batter?
Will the apples totally screw up the moisture level in the cake?

I know I have to try it, which I will be doing tonight but I'm hoping to learn from other people's experiences before I have to trash a cakeicon_smile.gif

Thanks

13 replies
momg9 Posted 23 Nov 2011 , 4:53pm
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I used apples once in my carrot cake. I didn't have enough carrots, so I used a couple of shredded apples and instead of the spice mixture I use for carrot cake, I used the spice mixture I use for apple pie. It was good.

sillywabbitz Posted 23 Nov 2011 , 7:10pm
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Great thanks. Maybe I should slice them thin or dice them instead of doing them regular apple pie thickness.

jgifford Posted 23 Nov 2011 , 7:22pm
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If you're concerned about the apples cooking completely, just grate them. icon_smile.gif

sillywabbitz Posted 23 Nov 2011 , 7:38pm
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The way I'm doing it I want it to look like an apple pie on top with the sliced apples baked into the top of the cake. I'm not currently planning on mixing them into the batter.

mcaulir Posted 24 Nov 2011 , 6:11am
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sillywabbitz Posted 24 Nov 2011 , 11:54am
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Originally Posted by mcaulir

http://recipes.coles.com.au/recipes/1039/apple-teacake/

Is this what you're imagining?




That is exactly what I'm imagining. So glad it looks like it will work...especially since I didn't get to make it last nighticon_smile.gif thanks for posting the linkicon_smile.gif

leahk Posted 24 Nov 2011 , 2:14pm
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Whatever batter you use for the cake has to be dense enough to hold the weight of the apples.
Sounds yummy!

mcaulir Posted 25 Nov 2011 , 2:22am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcaulir

http://recipes.coles.com.au/recipes/1039/apple-teacake/

Is this what you're imagining?



That is exactly what I'm imagining. So glad it looks like it will work...especially since I didn't get to make it last nighticon_smile.gif thanks for posting the linkicon_smile.gif




No problems! Google 'apple tea cake' if you want other recipes.

BeccaW40 Posted 25 Nov 2011 , 3:24am
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I have an old family apple cake recipe where you use green apples, peeled and sliced, then place them in a bowl with cinnamon and sugar, stir let stand 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, then you coat baking pan with bakers spray, layer the apples in the bottom then pour in white cake batter...bake at 350 for 30 minutes for an 8 inch pan. recipe says you can add cinnamon and a little pinch of nutmeg to cake batter. I just made a caramel apple cake for thanksgiving...it was perfection....hope this helps

BeccaW40 Posted 25 Nov 2011 , 3:34am
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Some put just a bit of batter on the bottom, then layer the apples...it depends on the person and recipe....good luck!!! thumbs_up.gif

sillywabbitz Posted 25 Nov 2011 , 4:08am
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Well it worked and not to toot my own horn but it was Awesomeness! I made the Apple Cider cake recipe here on CC, and like the above poster mentioned I sliced granny smith apples tossed them in cinnamon, brown sugar and a hint of nutmeg. I poured the batter in a ceramic pie plate and layered the apples on top. I accidentally added a bit too much batter so I had a wee bit of over flow. Once cooked it looke like an apple pie. I served it with fresh cinnamon whipped cream and it was crazy yummy. Thanks everyone for all your ideas.

kmstreepey Posted 25 Nov 2011 , 4:08am
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King Arthur Flour has a good apple upside down cake recipe that is just as you described. I've made it before, adding a little ginger and nutmeg to their recipe, and it was delicious. I also have my own apple spice cake recipe in which I add finely diced fresh apples to the batter. I've never had a problem with them cooking through with the cake, but I always dice them to fairly small pieces. Good luck and have fun with it!

BeccaW40 Posted 25 Nov 2011 , 6:20am
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So glad it worked out!!!!

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