Caramelized apple and walnut cake


Caramelized apple and walnut cake
A variation on the classic walnut cake, with a luscious centre of caramelized apple slices, flambéed in Calvados.
12,7333.8/5 for 4 ratings
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Last modified on: June 7th 2020

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27 min.1 hour 6 min.1 hour 33 min.
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Keeping:

1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 15 min.
Caramelized apple and walnut cake : Photo of step #1

The walnuts

Take 100 g butter out of the fridge and leave to soften at room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).

Spread out 100 g walnut kernels on a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet, and toast the walnuts in the oven for 15 minutes.

Leave to cool.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Blend the nuts to a coarse ground texture.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 7 min.
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The apples

Peel 4 apples and cut into small pieces.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Melt 50 g butter in a frying pan on high heat. Add 50 g caster sugar, then the apple pieces.

Stage 5 - 8 min.
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Leave to caramelize while stirring frequently.

At the end of cooking, flambé with 4 tablespoons Calvados (apple liqueur) (optional). Set aside.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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The batter

Put 100 g butter and 100 g caster sugar in a mixer bowl and mix with the flat (leaf) beater until evenly mixed.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Add 3 eggs, 150 g flour, 5 g baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt and the ground walnuts.

Stage 8 - 4 min.
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Start the mixer again and beat until evenly mixed.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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The cake

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Butter a loaf tin or mould and spread half the batter in the bottom.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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Sit the caramelized apples on top...

Stage 11 - 2 min.
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...then add the rest of the batter.

Decorate with a few walnut halves if you wish.

Stage 12 - 40 min.
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Bake for about 40 minutes.

Stage 13
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Leave to cool on a wire rack. Enjoy either warm or cold.

Remarks

The Calvados in stage 5 is not essential, but it does add a more interesting flavour to the cake. If you don't have Calvados, opt for rum instead.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,649 Kcal or 15,278 Kj50 gr362 gr205 gr
182 %19 %34 %31 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
245 Kcal or 1,026 Kj3 gr24 gr14 gr
12 %1 %2 %2 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,649 Kcal or 15,278 Kj50 gr362 gr205 gr
182 %19 %34 %31 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tea and white chocolate biscuits, Tomato foccacia, Coconut tuiles, French Family Cake, Hazelnut and orange cake, ... All
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