Baking Illustrated Apple Cake

Friday, March 13, 2009

Baking Illustrated Apple Cake
Apple Cake
It's yet another bundt with apples!

I made Cook's Illustrated / Baking Illustrated Apple Cake. I've made it before and it is very yummy and comes together very quickly.

To get the recipe, it's considered Premium Content on Cook's Illustrated website (subscription required) or find the recipe in Baking Illustrated (page 334) or American Classics (page 344). Use WorldCat to help locate a copy at your library (or use InterLibrary Loan to get a copy)...Baking and Classics. (I'm not going to post anything about the recipe less I end up like Alosha's Kitchen saga with Cook's Illustrated/Cook's Country)

A Bundt pan is buttered and sugared, then white and brown sugar is placed in the base.

I used Granny Smith apples (mixed here with brown sugar - and I added a bit of cinnamon) and the cake batter tops the apples.

Baking Illustrated Apple Cake
You need to immediately invert the cake when it comes out of the oven. 99% of the apples came out and I pulled off the stubborn ones from the pan.

Baking Illustrated Apple Cake
I think this cake is super yummy. With the cake flour, the crumb is delicious - like a pound cake topped with warm apples. :)

Baking Illustrated Apple Cake
Apple Cake by Cook's Illustrated

P.S. Note to Kimberleyblue: Sorry, but here is another Bundt to try!! :)
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26 comments:

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

That looks phenomenal! I've made this cake and agree that is yummy!

noslivershere said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have been looking for a recipe to use up some apples. Yummy!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Mary, I'm so glad you made this because I was debating whether or not to give this a try. It looks so good, now I know its a keeper!

Elyse said... [Reply to comment]

I love apple cake; it's so moist and fully of homey flavors!! Yours looks absolutely delicious. I love that the apples go in the bundt pan first.

J.Danger said... [Reply to comment]

oh my gosh this looks so delicious! And seems so simple! THanks.

Ingrid said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not crazy about the texture of cooked apples. It's kinda hit or miss but that does look awful good and I really like the ease of bundt cakes.
~ingrid

Susan C said... [Reply to comment]

I'll have to look this up on my next trip to the Altadena Library.

By the way, Mary, do you have a favorite scone recipe? I'm hosting a tea for ten next week.

Irene said... [Reply to comment]

I can never get enough of apple cakes!

Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

wow - i love the apple pieces that are peeking through the top :)

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

oh this cake looks delicious! I love apple cake. Don't worry I love bundt cake with appeles :)

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

yum ---- this is my kinda comfort food!!! Nice job Mary!!

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

I like the picture of the buttered bundt- pretty.

This cake looks so moist. CI does not disappoint!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Ok, I have to try this one. I love apple desserts and the bundt cake is so pretty!

Di said... [Reply to comment]

That looks really tasty. It's been a while since I pulled out my copy of BI. I'll have to check it out.

Patsyk said... [Reply to comment]

Looks like a wonderful bundt cake. May have to give it a try sooner rather than later.

Girl Japan said... [Reply to comment]

Whoa, the pictures are stunning, and thank you for showing the step by step process, because you topping looks utterly fabulous.


The cake looks dense and moist, can you ship me a slice PLEASE...

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Have you ever been to Kiss My Bundt? I think you would be an amazing addition to their team of bundt bakers. :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said... [Reply to comment]

If I could jump into these pictures, I would! Everything looks SOO great! I love apples and apple cakes! <3

Miette said... [Reply to comment]

I love apple cakes and your is so original ! It sounds very gorgeous too !

Cheers,

Miette

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

I've never made an apple bundt cake but I must say that seeing the ones you've posted is making me think I must!

pinkstripes said... [Reply to comment]

the apple cake looks amazing. So pretty and gorgeous.

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

It looks so good. And I love me a good bundt.

Helene said... [Reply to comment]

I love the CI recipes. This looks like a no-fail one. Beautiful.

Jess :) said... [Reply to comment]

Does this need to be baked in a bundt?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Jess #24, I think it does need to baked in a bundt...all the cooking times are calculated for the bundt.

Jacinta said... [Reply to comment]

I made this same recipe and after 35 min, my apple cake was still wet inside! I'm baking it another 10 min, but I hope it turns out okay. I went over the recipe again and again and I can't see anything I did wrong. The butter/flour/sugar bit didn't end up like cornmeal like the recipe indicated, it came together a bit quickly and was more moist then cornmeal. I'd say more like oatmeal. But I've made recipes before that call for a cornmeal texture and I've done it right before....I don't know what happened this time. Maybe my butter was too soft....anyhow, its still a super easy recipe.

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