This isn’t a post about tea. So sorry. It is however, a post about delicious apple cake! Hooray! In fact, it goes well with a nice cup of tea, but I will get into that later. Now, more about cake…
This recipe is adapted from the Czechoslovak Cookbook and calls for some rather unusual ingredients like single-acting baking powder and instantized flour. Hum, probably because the book was published in 1965. After thinking it over a second it was decided that the staples from our pantry would be just fine. And I must give credit where credit is due … my husband, Chris baked this cake, I just ate it!
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs, separated
4-5 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 cups instantized flour
2 teaspoons single-acting backing powder
7 large apples, pared and sliced thin
Cinnamon sugar (3 tablespoons sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon)
3 tablespoons melted
Cream butter, sugar and egg yolks well. Add milk mixed with cornstarch; blend well. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Sift flour with baking powder; fold in. Spread batter on a greased and lightly floured 4-sided baking sheet (used 9×13 baking dish). Cover with apples; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and melted butter. Bake in a preheated 325 degree over for 20-30 minutes. (Using 9×13 allow 40 minutes for baking)
This is cake is light and delicious and would pair wonderfully with a tasty fall tea such at Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Sunset or a strong chai tea with plenty of spice like Atlantic Spice Company Chai. However, today I enjoyed my cake with a cup of Keurig Hot Apple Cider from Green Mountain Naturals … stay tuned for the review!