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Caramelized apple and walnut cake

A recipe from cooking-ez.com
22K4 June 7th 2020
Caramelized apple and walnut cake
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For 1 cake, you will need:

Times:

PreparationCookingStart to finish
27 min.1 hour 6 min.1 hour 33 min.

Step by step recipe

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.
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2Blend the nuts to a coarse ground texture.

Set aside.
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3

The apples

Peel 4 apples and cut into small pieces.
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4Melt 50 g butter in a frying pan on high heat. Add 50 g caster sugar, then the apple pieces.Caramelized apple and walnut cake : etape 25
5Leave to caramelize while stirring frequently.

At the end of cooking, flambé with 4 tablespoons Calvados (apple liqueur) (optional). Set aside.
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6

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.
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7Add 3 eggs, 150 g flour, 5 g baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt and the ground walnuts.Caramelized apple and walnut cake : etape 25
8Start the mixer again and beat until evenly mixed.Caramelized apple and walnut cake : etape 25
9

The cake

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Butter a loaf tin or mould and spread half the batter in the bottom.
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10Sit the caramelized apples on top...Caramelized apple and walnut cake : etape 25
11...then add the rest of the batter.

Decorate with a few walnut halves if you wish.
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12Bake for about 40 minutes.Caramelized apple and walnut cake : etape 25
13Leave to cool on a wire rack. Enjoy either warm or cold.Caramelized apple and walnut cake : etape 25

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.
View this recipe : https://cooking-ez.com/desserts/recipe-caramelized-apple-and-walnut-cake.php
January 29th 2022.