Friday, October 29, 2010
FFwD - Marie-Helene's Apple Cake
We round off the first ever month of French Fridays with Dorie with Marie-Helene's apple cake. Effectively, this cake is comprised of a soft, spongy cake dotted liberally with chunks of apple. It is the easiest cake to make, as there is no requirement for a stand mixer. The recipe uses melted butter, so there is no trickiness involving hard, non-compliant butter or creaming. I have an apple corer-slicer gadget that makes cutting the apples a breeze, so again, there was no hardship in making this cake.
The cake is really a barely there, light as a feather vehicle for the true star, the apple. This is one cake that you could definitely have second and third helpings of - and it is dainty enough to be served at a ladies tea party.
Thanks to Dorie for choosing our recipes this month. You can check out what everyone else thought of this cake at the LYL section of the French Fridays with Dorie website.