Thursday, October 23, 2008

Torte di Mele (Apple Cake)


This recipe comes from Susan over at http://www.foodblogga.blogspot.com/. It's an Italian apple cake that is wonderful. The only difference in my cake is that I substituted apple juice for the Calvados. I had been wanting to make this cake for a while and with all the apples I have had from my mountain weekend, this was the perfect time for it. I will definitely make this again. And again....and again!!!

4 eggs, separated
2lbs Golden Delicious apples, peeled and sliced (about 6 apples)
juice of 1 small lemon
1/4 cup Calvados** (I used apple juice)
1 cup sugar
12 Tbsp butter, melted
1 cup all-purpose four, sifted
2 Tbsp baking powder (this is correct)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon

To coat pan: 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp sugar (make sure to do this...it enhances the flavor)

Preheat over to 400F. Place sliced apples in a medium bowl; add lemon juice and Calvados (juice) and toss well. In a medium glass or metal bowl, beat egg whites on high until stiff peaks form, about 5-6 minutes. In another medium bowl, combine butter, sugar and egg yolks. Mix with a hand mixer until well combined. Add sifted flour, baking powder, spices and mix until well combined.. Fold the beaten egg whites into the batter, then fold in the apple slices.
Coat a 9-10 inch springform pan with cooking spray. Add 1 Tbsp of butter in small pieces to the bottom of the pan and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp sugar. Pour the batter on top and smooth it out with a spatula. Bake for 10 minutes at 400F. Then bake for 50-60 minutes at 325F or until a knife inserted comes out clean and the top is golden brown and puffed up.

**Calvados is an apple brandy

7 comments:

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks great - one scoop of ice cream with mine please!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Katherine Aucoin said...

Yummm, this look delicious Debbie. I have never heard of Torte di Mele, but it's Italian and I just have to try it. Looks like you did a fantatic job.

Lisa said...

This looks so good. I am loving apples right now.

Kevin said...

That apple cake sounds good. You can see the thick slices of apple in it.

Emiline said...

Wow, that cake sounds and looks fab.
I made an apple pie today!!

Candy said...

This looks like a great recipe. I love going to the mountains for apples. I'm with Darius, make mine with ice cream!

Amanda said...

This looks really good. I just made an Apple Pie Cake that came from here http://www.anniesrecipes.com/Recipe/1014/Apple-Pie-Cake.htm but I thought the time seemed too long and was afraid of burning. It tasted sooooooo good an smelled just like apple pie but I undercooked it :( waahh! I am adding this recipe (yours) to my bookmarks to try later, it looks really good. I will attempt the apple pie cake again, this time letting it bake long enough LOL Oh and BTW, I finally went ahead and added you to my blog roll, hope you don't mind :)