Caramelized apple holiday loaf
Rosh Hashanah is coming soon and I have prepared the perfect dessert for the holiday. Caramelized apple loaf cake is the perfect combination of richness and flavor.
A Holiday meal means I will probably eat way too much food, for that reason exactly, I wanted to make a light dessert.
I didn't want to compromise the taste though, and so I give you, a wonderful, light, delicious cake with a tasty cookie crumble.
- You can top the cake with any other topping of your choosing: Walnuts fit great, sliced almonds, sliced apples (like in the pictures).
- In addition to the caramelized apple, you might want to add different additions to the batter of the cake: any type of nut, raisins, marzipan cubes (delicious!), poppy seeds.
Delicious and festive, apples have so many health benefits. Indeed, some of the benefits go away when you bake it, but some do not:) You can always complement this cake with raw apples. Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. The high amount of fiber helps with feeling full and can help weight loss, and lower cholesterol.
Whenever I go into the kitchen, whether it is for cooking or baking, I need to have my music with me. I thought it would be nice to share with you the exact song that describes my feeling towards each recipe. That way you can have a similar experience while cooking...
This recipe is so good, I found myself eating so much. If you find yourself in the same situation, you can Blame it on Me by George Ezra
Prep time: 20 min.
Baking time: 50 min.
Servings: 2 loaves
Prepare the caramelized apple: Cut your apple into small cubes.
- Place the sugar in the saucepan and heat on a low setting until it melts into a liquid. Caramel tends to burn very quickly, so be mindful, and don't leave the saucepan unattended.
- As the sugar will start to get golden, add the warm (melted) butter and stir quickly to prevent lumps of caramel from forming.
- Add the cubed apples, stir, and keep cooking on low for additional 15 minutes. Enjoy that smell :)
- Remove the apples into a bowl to cool down, drain them from any excess liquid. (you can use the liquid in a sweet sauce if you'd like)
- Prepare the cake batter: Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Sift all the dry ingredients together in a bowl until they are all well mixed (sifting the powders will help to prevent getting lumps).
- Pour the milk into a separate bowl, whisk well the rest of the wet ingredients except the apple. Make sure the sugar starts to dissolve. Add the powders mixture to the wet ingredients while still mixing. Finish combining the two mixtures using a rubber spatula. Stop mixing as soon as the mixture looks unified.
- Add the drained apple cubes into the batter, and mix well.
- Pour your batter into 2 pre-oiled loaf pans.
Prepare the crumbles: In a small bowl, place all ingredients and, start mixing using your hands. Squish the butter and mix, until you get a bowl full of crumbs.
- don't over mix it, or you will get a dough.
- Place a layer of crumbs on top of the batter in each pan.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool down completely before cutting it.
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Let me know what you think of the recipe :)