Saturday, April 16, 2011

Upside Down Apple Sponge WIth Demerara Sugar


I saw Wendy did this, and looks so delicious to me.I love the combination of apples and cinnamon powder.Makes me time if I do this cake again, I'll double up the Demerara Caramel.The caramel was so delicious!!!!!
Here's the recipe which I copied from Wendy.Thank you Wendy for this great recipe.

1 tbsp softened butter
2 Granny Smith apples,peeled, cored, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
120gm demerara sugar(pulse to a finer grain and use 2tbsp of this to mix with cinnamon powder)
4 large eggs
100gm cake flour, sifted together with 1/2 tsp baking powder.
60 gm butter , melted
1 tsp vanilla essence

Demerara Caramel:                                            
125 ml or 1/2 cup heavy cream/whipping crream
100gm or 1/2 cup demerara sugar
1/2tsp vanilla essence
1/8 tsp salt

Generously butter a 9 inch baking dish with butter.
Toss apple with 2 tbsp of pulsed demerara sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder.
Arrange the apples nicely on the buttered baking dish.
Preheat oven at 180C.
Beat eggs with the rest of the pulsed demerara sugar until thick and pale,about 5-7 minutes on high speed.
Fold in sifted flour in 3 additions until no lumps are seen.
Fold in melted butter and vanilla essence.
Pour batter over arranged apples.
Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

for the caramel:
While the cake is baking......
Cook on medium heat,cream, sugar, vanilla and salt until it boils,continuing cook until it become thick(about 6-8 minutes).
Remove from heat and leave to cool slightly.
Overturn the cake onto a plate and pour warm caramel over the cake.
Let the caramel cooled, then serve.


Jeannie said...

Yes I saw this at Wendy's blog too and was drooling away but too much work so didnt make it lol! Maybe one day when I really have lots of free time, I'll give this a go! Yours looks delicious with so much caramel on the top!

yummylittlecooks said...

Hi Jeannie, if you like apple and cinnamon, then should try this.The caramel, makes it perfect!!

j3ss kitch3n said...

beautiful cake! i love apples but not cinnamon sigh...

aeshcame said...

Great recipe. thx for sharing. I'm a bad cook, hence I don't recipe blog alot..huuu~

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Wow, you really have a sweet tooth then if you are thinking of doubling the caramel.
May I suggest you pour some caramel on top, and leave some in a pouring jug so that the cake won't be drenched too heavily, that is if you're doubling it.

yummylittlecooks said...

Hi Wendy, this is what exactly I want to do.Cos, as for this cake, my girls scrap the caramel into their bowl, and eat it with the cake!! They like , every parts of cake must have the caramel. And left not much for me....haiz...That's why , the next time if I make it, I want to double it up ..or at and a half caramel recipe but will reduce the sugar.

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