I made this apple cake from Petra's blog exactly as she instructed, no adapting, substituting, or improvising whatsoever and it was moist and delicious beyond words. Not to mention it's one of the easiest things I've ever made, with a nearly-instant gratification to boot. I need more recipes like this in my life.
from Zoom Yummy
1 cup (130 grams) all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
5 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
2/3 cup (140 grams) granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 apple (any kind, I used Fuji and got great results)
- Preheat the oven to 375-degrees F. Grease a 9-inch round pie pan with butter.
- In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk the butter and 1/3 cup (70 grams) of the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the whole egg and mix just until blended.
- Add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk and beating until just combined.
- Peel, core and halve the apple. Thinly slice each apple half lengthwise.
- Pour the batter into the round pie pan and even out the surface. Lay the apple slices on the batter in concentric circles, starting at the outside edge. Combine the remaining 1/3 cup (70 grams) sugar with the cinnamon in a bowl and sprinkle over the apples.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
You can serve it alone or with vanilla ice cream. Cover and store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Enjoy!