This cake has a custard like cake bottom which includes the chopped apples. A second layer is added which is more of a standard cake recipe. The custard like cake is created by adding two egg yolks. With friends coming over for dinner I decided to try this recipe and as I had some time in the morning, I knew that I would have the prep time. I thought I would follow the recipe and don't do too much tweaking. The only substitution I made was using cointreau instead of white rum. The recipe calls for two tablespoons. I have provided the link to the recipe site after these photos as they do an excellent job providing the detailed steps. My cake didn't turn out like their recipe photo. Their recipe looks more like cake. The DH and I did some sampling and it is a great cake. The cake looks like the Bonnie Stern recipe but it tastes a bit different because of the custard bottom. In the last two photos you will notice a white glaze on top of the baked cake which is sugar. Before baking you can sprinkle some sugar on top of the batter. I likely sprinkled a little too much. The recipe also suggests placing the pan with the batter on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil before placing it in the oven. I did hesitate and wonder if I should do that. I am glad I followed the directions as there was some batter leakage from the bottom of the pan onto the aluminum foil and clean up was so much easier this way.
|Chopped apples going into the microwave.|
|The two bowls containing the wet and dry ingredients.|
|Apples folded into the custard like cake batter.|
|The top cake batter has been added to the pan.|
|Cooling off on a rack with the tin foil still under the pan. I used a spring form pan.|
|The DH and I sampled the cake to ensure it was good enough for company.|