Grated apple cake
I had two apples sitting quietly in the fruit basket for quite some time now… Since I knew I was not going to eat them, I started thinking about different cakes with apples. The more I thought, the longer the list got… It’s always interesting to find out how many variations are there. Two apples were just enough for a quick and easy cake, which is why I decided to make a grated apple cake (Version 1).
I know the benefits of eating fresh apples, but I just can’t force myself into it. The only apples I really enjoy eating are Granny Smith, especially chilled. Ah yes, that is so refreshing.
The reason why I don’t like most of the apples is because of their texture. Sometimes they taste a bit floury or sticky. I prefer the crispiness of Granny Smith, and the way it cleans my teeth and palate.
Anyway, if you end up with 2 apples and want to use them in a dessert, here is one of the suggestions for a simple, yet delicious grated apple cake.
For the base:
2 apples (400 g)
100 g sugar
75 ml oil
8 spoons of flour
9 spoons of semolina flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
3 spoons apricot jam
70 g baking chocolate
30 g butter
35 ml milk
1. Grate the apples and let them sit in their own juice.
2. Whisk the egg whites till stiff. Add yolks and sugar and whisk again. Keep adding the rest of the ingredients and mix well with a spatula.
3. Grease and flour a baking pan (21 cm x 31 cm)
4. Pour the batter into the previously greased and floured baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
5. Heat 3 spoons of apricot jam in a small pot.
6. Once the cake is baked, remove it from the oven and turn off the oven. Spread the jam over the cake and return to the oven for 3 to 5 minutes.
7. In a small pan melt chocolate, butter, and milk. Let it cool down for a few minutes and pour over the cake. In this case, I added grated chocolate on top. I used dark and milk chocolate (25 g each). The combination of milk and dark chocolate makes the cake visually more interesting and gives it an additional texture and flavor dimension.