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Apple cake- 1/7/10


Since I just came back from Las Vegas and enjoyed so much the pastries of Francois Payard I decided to bake something it his newly cookbook "Simply sensational Desserts".  I choose a really simple Apple cake to make so I can enjoy it with a hot cup of coffee.  Francois Payard's father created this recipe 25 years ago and apparently he still sells on hundred of these apple cakes a day from his shop in Nice.  So I thought if he sells these apple cakes like hot cakes then they must be pretty good.

The cake turned to be so good...


The apples, raisin and rum makes the cakes moist and so delicious!


Close look at the apple cake.


You can tell on this picture how moist this cake is.  This cake will keep in the refrigerator for a week or a few days on the counter top.

For sure I am going to have it for breakfast for the next few days and I am looking forward to do so...


Preparation work..

Ingredients: for 10 to 12 servings

1/3 cup raisins

3  tablespoons dark rum, such as Myers

1 cup of flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

8 tablespoons all butter ( 1 stick)

1 cup confectionner's sugar

3 large eggs

2 large apples such as Fuji, peeled and cored

Bring a small pan of water to a boil and add the raisins.  Boil them for 1 minute.

Drain the raisins and repeat the process.  Drain the raisin a second time and set aside.

Sift the flour with the baking powder and set aside. 

In a separate bowl mix the butter (softened) + confectioner sugar and beat at medium speed.  Add 1 egg at a time until well mixed.


Next, Add the raisin and rum into the batter and mix together.

Add the flour and baking powder to the batter and mix well.

Cup the apples into small slices (12 per apples)

Pour half of the batter into a 8 1/2 loaf pan.  Line the apples on top of the batter and pour the remaining batter of top of the apples. 

Smooth out the top of the top of the batter.  Put the pan in a preheated oven at 325 degrees and bake for 60 minutes.

Freshly out of the oven!

Inverting the cake on a cooler rack.

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