Oct 27, 2011

Mmmmm

Fall Apple Cake       
This beautiful seasonal cake will sweep you off your feet: moist, full of cinnamon and juicy apples with brown sugar and Swiss meringue frosting.
Ingredients
For the cake batter:
1/2 cup (115 ml) vegetable oil (you can use melted butter instead)
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp powdered cinnamon
1/2 tsp powdered ginger
pinch of salt
some lemon zest (to taste)
2 eggs
4 apples
3/4 cup (150 g) brown sugar
2 1/4 cups (250 g) all purpose flour
For the frosting:
4 egg whites
pinch of salt
1 cup (215 g) brown sugar
Instructions
Preheat oven to 356 F (180 Celsius).
Combine flour with salt, soda, baking powder and spices. In a separate bowl, mix eggs with brown sugar until pale and fluffy. Add oil and lemon zest. Combine with the previous batter. Add washed, peeled and grated apples.
Pour the batter into a prepared baking pan (greased and bottom lined with parchment paper). Bake for about 45 minutes (test with skewer).
Make the frosting: Leave egg whites outside the fridge, let them get to room temperature, they will make a nicer frosting.
Combine egg whites with brown sugar and put it in a heatproof bowl. Set it over simmering water and whisk for a few minutes, just until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, add a pinch of salt and beat mixture until fluffy and stiff and cool, for about 10 minutes.
Frost the cake. You can cut it in half and frost between the layers too.

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