Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Day I Baked ... Dutch Apple Cake

Sometime back when I had a bit more time on my hands, I would be at Ash's or Glorious Jade's place watching them bake cakes and I would also join in the fun. After assisting Glorious Jade with the Dutch Apple Cake, I went ahead and baked one all by myself at her house and it was a success. I really like this cake and it has become one of my favourites. Thanks Glorious Jade for the recipe (and thanks to Ingrid too for teaching and passing her this recipe).


As per Glorious Jade's email to me : -

DUTCH APPLE CAKE (as taught to me by Ingrid, a true blue Dutch lady)

The What :

4oz butter
4oz castor sugar
1 egg
8oz flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 green apples
Handful of raisins
Sprinkling of cinnamon powder and castor sugar

The How :

Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy
In the meantime peel, core and slice apples evenly

Dutch Apple Cake - In The Making

Add in egg to creamed butter and sugar and beat well
Sieve flour and baking powder together and fold into cake mixture
Add in vanilla essence
Pour cake mixture into lined cake pan (about 9" x9")
Spread mixture evenly and arrange apple slices on top, lightly pressing into mixture

Dutch Apple Cake - In The Making

Dutch Apple Cake - In The Making

Sprinkle raisins over the top followed by cinnamon powder and sugar

Dutch Apple Cake - Before

Bake in preheated oven at 150/160 C (heat depends on your oven, which you should know better) for 30-40 minutes

Dutch Apple Cake - After

Dutch Apple Cake - After

Dutch Apple Cake

* Alternatively you can mix the raisins into the mixture itself (I prefer this as the raisins won't get burnt from the baking process)



It's quite a simple cake to whip up - I enjoyed eating this yummy cake as much as I enjoyed baking it and hope you all will too. Yumz!!!

"Marge, it's 3 a.m. Shouldn't you be baking?"
- Homer Simpson


teckiee said...

so when can i try a piece? hehe

PenangTuaPui said...

i dun have oven and dun know how to bake also...

wondering if can get flogger who bake pretty well to have a party in conjunction of our 1st Anniversary of our blog..... then can have a great time with fellow flogger.

let see if we can try this out... thanks.

Precious Pea said...

Looks good wor! Easy enuff to give it a try.

foodbin said...

looks yummy

babe_kl said...

wow yums, ya ya can i have a piece too???

Nic (KHKL) said...

i'm thinking of some booze to go into the cake! wahhh..... ;)

sc said...

looks nice! i wanna piece too!

Lianne said...

heeeeyyy, heeeyyyy ... welcome to the baking club! haha! so when can i try a piece lah?

New Kid on the Blog said...

you have forgotten me already.... now am drooling over this!!!

so how ah???

rokh said...

a piece for me three? :P~

wmw said...

Teckiee : We bake one together??? :o)

PenangTuaPui : I don't have an oven too, that's why I bake over at my friend's place. I'm sure if you do a blog post and ask Penang floggers, there will be one who can bake. All the best trying out this cake.

Precious P : Yah, and tell me how it turns out.

foodbin : I like it! Try it...

babe_kl : Aiyah babe, you can whip one up yourself with your eyes closed! Hahaha....

Nic : Say what? Hic.... Hic.... Hee hee

SC: Hey, you bake once in awhile too right?

Lianne : Hey, wish you Happy Birthday here again! This is the second post I did on baking, first was Cream Cheese Brownies.

NKOTB : Didn't forget you leh...just that I've been so busy, no time to blog hop. But thanks for still coming to "visit" me.

Rokh : Hahaha...and what's left is all mine! :o)

Siri said...

Sounds (and looks) great- although must say your DUTCH Apple Cake looks shockingly similar to my NORWEGIAN apple cake.

Anonymous said...

hmmm...will you bake one the next time i am in town - mp

CUMI & CIKI said...

i love this as bfast with milk! or supper .. with coffee! u make it look so easy la...

~Christine~Leng said...

wow... wanna try baking these :)

I only know how to bake simple butter and cheese cake @_@

can i sample some first?? hehe...

Beachlover said...

look great!! next time try apple upside down eh?

wmw said...

Siri : Looks like it should be called Universal Apple Cake :o)

MP : Will have to see who's oven is free! Hahaha....

Cumi&Ciki : Try it! It is!

Christine : I'm sure you will churn out one that's better ;o)

Beachlover : Ah...Something else to try my hands at.

Jason said...

Looks glorious!

dawn said...

wow...that's yummy...the pictures look so inviting..must try it. infact just planning to obtain all the elements from thanks for dutch apple cake.

wmw said...

Jason : Eh, do you have an oven? Can go over and experiment!

Dawn : Hope you'll like it when you try it yourself. Thanks for dropping by.

ai wei said...

this is seriously delicious!

i m gonna try this in my holiday!

karenkok said...

Hey, this look easy enough for me and I'm hopeless at baking. Will let you know the outcome. Thanks