Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Rum Flavoured Raisin and Apple Cake

Apple cake is a popular cake produced with the many varieties of apples. Such a cake is made through the process of slicing this sweet fruit to add fragrance to a plain cake base. Traditional apple cakes go a step further by adding various spices such as nutmeg or cinnamon, which give off a unique flavour. Various nuts can also be used like almond and walnut. I wanted to make it a bit different hence trying rum flavour and raisin to go with granny smith apple. I am going to bake a rum flavoured cake for first time. I was not sure how will it turn out to be. And to my surprise it turned out to be yummy and looks good as well.


Ingredients:

Cake flour:                            1 cup
Eggs:                                      3 medium ( Separated)
Granny Smith Apple:              2 medium (Peeled, cored and diced)
Sugar:                                    1 cup
Sunflower oil:                         1/2 cup
Baking powder:                     1 teaspoon
Salt:                                       1/4 teaspoon
Raisin:                                   1/2 cup
Rum essence:                         2 teaspoon
Butter:                                   1 tablespoon
Cinnamon powder:                1 teaspoon




Method:
1) Cut the apple in small cubes. Add butter, 2 tablespoon of sugar and cinnamon powder. Cook it on a medium low heat until soft for about 5-7 minutes.
2) Puree half of the cooked apple to make apple sauce and reserve half to layer the cake.
3) Sieve together, flour, baking powder and salt.
4) In a large bowl mix together the oil, sugar and egg yolk using a electric whisk till creamy. Add applesauce, raisin and rum essence.
5) Beat the egg white in a large bowl until soft peak. Fold the flour and egg yolk mixture in two parts. Avoid mixing too much.
6) Preheat the oven at 180 degree celsius and line a round cake tin.
7) Pour half the cake batter into the tin. Spread a thin layer of caramelized apple pieces over it. Pour the remaining batter in the tin.
8) Bake at 180 degree celsius on centre rack for about 45-50 minutes. Check after 30 minutes if the top is getting brown, cover it with foil and cook further till the tester comes out clean.
9) Enjoy this delicious cake with your evening tea/coffee.

BON APPETIT..



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