Monday, November 21, 2016

Danish Apple Cake

The Cake Slice Bakers, an online group of lovely bakers are starting from a new book starting this month, World Class Cakes by Roger Pizey, to bake for a year, once a month. Each month, four recipes are selected from the book and members can choose any one of these recipes to bake. I am a returning baker, having baked with TCS a few years ago while Katie (one of the founders of this group) was the administrator. Over the years, the group has been managed by a few administrators and now the running of TCS is taken over by Anabel of Oven Delights. I'm happy to be back baking with TCS!

To kick start the bakes from this book, the first four selected recipes are :

Bee Sting Cake
Danish Apple Cake
Maple Syrup and Pecan Layer Cake
Chocolate and Rum Canneles


My chosen cake to bake : Danish Apple Cake


Could not decide between Bee Sting Cake and Danish Apple Cake, but since I have lots of apples in my refrigerator, Danish Apple Cake it is! This is a very simple and easy cake to bake. The only changes I've made was to reduce the sugar to 130gm. Apples are peeled and cored, cut into 1/2-in wedges, and arrange around the top of the cake, pushing them slightly into the batter. Some brown sugar is sprinkled over the batter and apples before the cake goes into the oven. The baking time took longer to bake, about 60 minutes. 

As soon as the cake was baked, I brushed the top with a thin layer of apricot glaze.



The cake bakes up nice and golden.



It may be sliced and served while still warm, and was suggested by the author that it's the most delicious when served warm from the oven with a scoop of ice cream. Too bad I don't have any ice cream!



But we are happy to eat it as it is! This cake is delicous, though it is a little sweet for me even though I've reduced the sugar quite a bit. The crumbs are buttery, moist, tender and wonderful with the golden raisins and apple slices. 



A slice is good with a cup of hot tea or coffee. This would make a wonderful plain butter cake without the fruits, one that I plan to bake one of these days. 

My first bake from World Class Cakes by Roger Pizey, and it is a keeper recipe, Looking forward to more baking from this lovely book. Get the book and join us. you may get full info here. 


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13 comments:

  1. This was so good, but like you said, I should have baked mine a bit longer.

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  2. This cake has been calling my name all day! I'm going to have to bookmark it for a future bake!
    It looks delicious!

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  3. Welcome back to the #CakeSliceBakers Joyce. I agree that this is going to be a great book to bake from, and your cake is the perfect example of that. I made this one too, and it was gone in no time. I imagine it would be good plain, as you suggested, but also with all sorts pf fruits. I'm goino to try peaches next time

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  4. I totally love that soft and smooth crumb! A wonderful cake, Joyce.

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  5. This cake looks pretty and I like apples in cakes.

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  6. Love the way you decorated the apples ! Pretty and yummy. Wish I could have a slice.

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  7. There are few things more delightful than a slice of warm cake! Lovely choice.

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  8. That looks so lovely! I love a good apple cake and can't wait to try this one!

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  9. So happy that you are back baking with us Joyce! I used your tip of glazing the cake once out of the oven, perfect! This cake was great warm or next day! Rave reviews!

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  10. I love a good butter cake. Adding apples just makes it better. The color is so pretty.

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  11. Welcome back to the fold Joyce!! So happy to be baking with you... Love the crumb on this cake.. you really did get a great snap of that! Looks delicious :) Hazel x

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  12. This cake seems so popular, it looks lovely. Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

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