Gingerbread upside down apple cake14 comments Dec 18th, 2009 | By Tobias | Category: Bread and Baking, Desserts and Sweets
I discovered this delicious apple cake at Smiten Kitchens blog. It seemed to be a fairly easy recipe and the thought of caramel in connection with apples and molasses was convincing me. A moist gingerbread batter combines perfectly all wintery flavours.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
baking time: 50 minutes
- 80 gram brown sugar
- 4 table spoons brown sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 4 apples peeled and cut into wedges
- 4 soup spoons soft butter
- 100 gram sugar
- a large egg
- a small glas of buttermilk
- 50 gram mollasses
- 50 gram honey
- 250 gram flour
- 1 teaspoon o baking powder
- half a tea spoon of salt
- 1 tea spoon of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
for the topping:
for the batter:
Preparation of the toping:
Melt the sugar with the butter in a small pot on the stove. Save some butter to grease the pan.
Let the sugar boil for a moment, it will caramellize. Now add the salt.
Pour the butter sugar mixture into the baking pan. Now make cirkles with the apple wedget ontop of the caramel. This is crucial for the visual appearance of the cake later on as this part will be faving up.
Preparing the batter:
Mix Butter and sugar in a bowl until creamy.
In a seperate bowl mix the egg, the honey, the buttermilk and the molasses.
In a third bowl mix the flourer, the baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and salt.
Now you start mixing ingredients into the butter mixture. Tage a few spoons of the egg mixture and blend it into the butter mixture. then take some o the flour mixture and blen it into the butter mixture. Repeat these steps until all ingredients are mixed. Step by step.
Now pour the batter over the apple nd spread out well.
Bake in the pre-heated oven at 160 degrees centigrade for 50 minutes. (mine took a bit longer). You cn always poke with a tooth pick into the cake. When the toothpick comes out dry, the cake is done.
TIP: You can serve the cake with ice cream, creme fraiche or whipped cream.