Rustic Apple Top Cake


This is another one of my rustic cakes that can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a dessert and best of all it can be put together quickly with just a whisk. You could vary the fruit depending on your preference and use peaches, pears or plums, although I love to use apples in my version. I sprinkle the top with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon, but you could also leave it plain and dust the top with icing sugar after it cools.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 2011

Rustic Apple Top Cake

An easy to assemble cake that is great for breakfast, dessert, or a mi-day snack.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Cake Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 7 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter At Room Temperature
  • 2 Large Apples, Peeled & Cored

Topping: (Optional)

  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease and flour a 9 inch spring-form pan.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  4. Stir in the milk until mixed.
  5. Break up the butter into pieces and stir it into the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Thinly slice the apples and arrange them around the cake in a decorative manner.
  8. Stir together the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top of the cake.
  9. Bake for 20 to 35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool, remove from the pan and serve.