Eggless Apple Cake

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Nov. 29, 2016

The best thing about using apple in any dessert is that it appeals to everybody. It has a soft texture, pleasing aroma and mild taste, which everybody will enjoy. The Apple Cake is one such creation that focuses on apples. Slices of apple are arranged like a beautiful rose, atop a base of plain flour dough, flavoured gently with vanilla and cardamom. A sprinkling of castor sugar over the apple slices before baking softens the fruit and gives you a nice, icy mouth-feel. The Apple Cake is best enjoyed warm, with whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream. Try other fruity delights like the Apple Pie and Pineapple Cake.

Ingredients

Plain flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Castor sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Soft butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Instant dry yeast 2 1/2 Teaspoon
Vanilla essence 1 Teaspoon
Cardamom powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Milk 6 Tablespoon
Peeled apples 3 Medium , sliced
Castor sugar 1 Tablespoon (for sprinkling)
Whipped cream To Taste (for serving)
Vanilla ice cream To Taste (for serving)

Directions

GETTING READY:

1. Pre-heat the oven at 180C.

2. Combine the plain flour and baking powder in a deep bowl, make a well in the centre, and add the 1 tsp of castor sugar, yeast and 5 to 7 tsp of milk in the depression.

MAKING:

4. Mix all the ingredients in the depression. Keep aside for 5 minutes.

5. Add the remaining sugar, butter, vanilla essence and cardamom powder, mix well and knead into a soft dough using approx. cup milk. Cover with a lid or damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.

6. Dust the hands with little plain flour and knead again to make it smooth.

7. Place the dough into a 175 mm. 175 mm. (7” 7”) diameter baking dish and spread the dough evenly by patting it using your fingers.

8. Closely arrange the apple slices starting from the edges towards the centre to form a rose design.

9. Sprinkle castor sugar evenly over it and keep aside for 10 minutes.

8. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C (360F) for 25 minutes.

SERVING:

9. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 268Calories from Fat 78

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 42 mg1.75%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 21 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet