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.
22K 5 4
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Last modified on: June 7th 2020

Keywords for this recipe:CakeWalnutApplePastryCalvadosCaramelized
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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
27 min.1 hour 6 min.1 hour 33 min.
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Step by step recipe


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

The walnuts

Take ½ cup butter out of the fridge and leave to soften at room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).

Spread out ½ cup 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 ¼ cup butter in a frying pan on high heat. Add ¼ cup 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 ½ cup butter and ½ cup 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, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon 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.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 cake : 6.08 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Jam doughnuts, Checkerboard biscuits, Brownies, Dipping bread with cheese, Cheese Soufflé, ... All
Walnut kernelsWalnut kernels: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tomato and cream cheese terrine, Chocolate mendiants, Oaty walnut cake , Chocolate thins with toasted nuts, Walnut short bread, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach and Comté Loaf, Gratin-style spinach and chicken omelette , Tyrolean apple crumble, Little Christmas biscuits, Tournedos Rossini, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake), Fresh fruit in sabayon, "BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits, Amandier (gluten-free almond cake), Stewed apricots, ... All
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