Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake - French Fridays with Dorie

Friday, October 29, 2010

Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake - French Fridays with Dorie
Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake 

This week's selection for the group French Fridays with Dorie is Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake from Dorie Greenspan's fantastic new book "Around my French Table".
Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake - French Fridays with Dorie
Sorry I've missed the past few weeks of this new group. Blame the Bundt! :) But I love apple cakes so I didn't want to pass this one up!

Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake - French Fridays with Dorie Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake - French Fridays with Dorie
I used a Gala apple and a Golden delicious apple. I made 1/2 the recipe and baked it in a 4" springform. I didn't use all the batter...good thing or it would have overflowed! I also subbed Trader Joe's Spicy Apple Cider for the rum.

Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake - French Fridays with Dorie
The name of this post reminds me of my great friend, Helen. We've been friends since the Northridge earthquake in 1994. We used to work together at Project Angel Food. During a crazy five-day fundraising event, we were working hard and stressing out. Since we had trained the volunteers in our area, most knew to ask Mary or Helen questions about their tasks. On the last day (when we were so exhausted and just so sick of seeing each other), a volunteer comes up and says, "I'm looking for Mary-Helen." Since then, we often refer to ourselves as MaryHelen or HelenMary. I'm hanging out with Helen tonight and will bring her a slice of this cake.

Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake - French Fridays with Dorie
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Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

I'm glad you made this, though I hope there will be two bundts tomorrow... Wasn't it good?

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Hope Helen likes the cake. I looks super delicious.

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said... [Reply to comment]

Fun story! I too was living in the area when the Northridge quake happened. Sounds like Mary-Helen made a great team. Your mini cake is adorable and looks delicious.

Trevor Sis Boom said... [Reply to comment]

Looks fantastic! Did you know that I joined this group 'cause of you? (All your fault that I am now so busy!) Loving the rebundt!
Trevor Sis. Boom .

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Great looking cake and I love your story!

Jenn said... [Reply to comment]

Mary, cute cake and your photos are gorgeous.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Your little petite cake is just darling!
I have two of the,...maybe next time i will use them both!
Thanks for reminding me!
Lovely pics!

The Goatherd said... [Reply to comment]

I made this cake twice last week when I had multiple meetings at my house. Because I was the LUCKY winner of the Dorie book from you, I really wanted to make some of the great looking recipes. The cake was a BIG hit. I also made the spicy walnuts...YUMMMMMM! Thanks again for the great book. I urge other readers to look for the book which has great recipes that are very accessible to the home cook/chef!
Thanks again Mary!!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

So cute...I love it in a mini-size.

Frolicking Night Owl said... [Reply to comment]

CUTEST little cake ever!!!

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh, love the idea of spiced cider in place of the rum. Love your little cake! (Even if it's not a bundt. ;)

AllThingsYummy said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that looks delicious. I just checked out her new book and I'm so excited to start cooking from it.

Meandering Eats said... [Reply to comment]

In honor of you, I made the cake into mini-bundts! :) Your cake looks great... my next attempt at this might have to be in mini-springforms.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

This cake is a definite winner! I also made a mini, as my 7 inch pan couldn't hold all of the batter. A perfect serving for one!

Ειρήνη said... [Reply to comment]

super and delicious!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I think this is possibly the most elegant apple cake I've seen this poky apples on top! And how funny that you are and your friend, together, are Marie-Helene!

bevvbevv said... [Reply to comment]

I officially have to go buy the book now! So many of the recipes over which I am salivating lately hail from there!

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

I love the chunky apples...yum!

The Urban Baker said... [Reply to comment]

I love the way yours came out. did you make it in a smaller pan? I love the height! i made one as well...behind on posting. Yikes, so much to do, so little time!

lisaiscooking said... [Reply to comment]

I have this new book and can't wait to get cooking and baking from it. Your cake looks amazing! It's look light and lovely, and I love the chunks of apple in it.

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