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Sinful Apple Madness

I am sure you all know the story behind the "sinful" apple, so now you all understand why I gave my Apple Cake Recipe post this name; if only you could taste it...

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 Yesterday I opened th  refrigerator and I saw apples.  Immediately I new that for dessert we were going to have apple pie or apple cake. I was not sure yet. Finally I ended up with an apple cake.
After the first bite, my father-in-law said that this was perfection!!!  I don't want to be sound arrogant but he was so right! :-)

I will give you some general information about the recipe that will help you recreate the same cake as mine. I hope you like it too...

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General Information
1) Apples weighted a total of 1kg (peeled).
2) You can use less cinnamon. Do not use more; it will make your cake bitter.
3) You can use the same amount of peeled almonds instead of walnuts.
4) You can replace Cypriot zivania* with Greek Ouzo.
5) If you don’t use a silicon pan, you have to spray the sides of the pan with a non stick spray. Do not use oil or flour. Do not spay the bottom of the pan.
6) Before you cut the cake allow it to cool completely.


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Apple Cake with Cinnamon and Walnuts


Base Ingredients
2 apples (Cripps Pink or any other category that you like)
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon powder

General Instructions
1) Peel all apples, remove the seeds and put them on a bowl of cold water. Add the juice of half a lemon to the water.

Base Preparation
1) In a round silicon round pan (25cm diameter)  sprinkle  half of the sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder.
2) Then cut the apples into thin slices.
3) Place the apple slices on top of the sugar and the cinnamon clockwise.
4) Sprinkle the rest of the sugar and cinnamon on top of the apples and set aside.






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Cake Filling Ingredients
4 apples (Cripps Pink or any other category that you like)
100gr caster sugar
100gr walnuts (roughly cut)
1 tablespoon of zivania (Cypriot Zivana)*
1 tablespoon cinnamon powder

Filling Preparation
1) Cut 1 apple into very small squares and the rest into bigger squares (1cm x 1cm).
2) In a non stick pan put the apples with the sugar and cook in high heat for approximately 10’ minutes. Stir occasionally. If you see that there is now liquid left before the 10’ minutes elapsed remove from fire.
3) Add zivania and stir. Bring back to fire until the alcohol evaporates. Then add the walnuts.
4) Stir all ingredients and remove from fire. Allow to cool. Do not add cinnamon yet.



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Cake Ingredients
200gr unsalted butter
350gr caster sugar (1 ½ cup)
3 medium eggs
1 vanilla sachet
2½ cups all purpose flour
150ml evaporated milk
100gr Greek yogurt (approximately 1/3 cup)

Cake Preparation
1) Beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy.
2) Add one by one the eggs. Each egg has to be well mixed with the butter mixture before you add the next one.
3) Sift flour and add the vanilla sachet. Add half of the flour to the butter mixture. Then add half of the milk. Do not over mix.
4) Repeat the same procedure with the rest of the flour and the milk.
5) Finally add the yogurt and combine.

Final Instructions
1) On top of the base poor half of the cake dough.
2) Then, on top of the dough, lay the apple filling; add cinnamon (look on filling ingredients).
3) Finally add the second half of the cake dough.
4) Bake in a preheated oven, at 170ºC, for 30’ minutes. Then reduce oven temperature to 160ºC and continue baking for another 35’ minutes.
5) Allow to cool for 10’ minutes before you remove the apple cake from the pan to a wire rack to cool.
6) Serve with vanilla ice cream, icing sugar or plain.






 Now is the time to add cinnamon on top of the filling.




And now you are ready to bake...

Simply Delicious!! Trust me on this...!!!
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Apple Cake with Cinnamon and Walnuts

Base Ingredients
2 apples (Cripps Pink or any other category that you like)
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon powder


Cake Filling Ingredients
4 apples (Cripps Pink or any other category that you like)
100gr caster sugar
100gr walnuts (roughly cut)
1 tablespoon of zivania (Cypriot Zivana)*
1 tablespoon cinnamon powder


Cake Ingredients
200gr unsalted butter
350gr caster sugar (1 ½ cup)
3 medium eggs
1 vanilla sachet
2 ½ all purpose flour
150ml evaporated milk
100gr Greek yogurt (approximately 1/3 cup)


PREPARATION METHOD
General Instructions
1) Peel all apples, remove the seeds and put them on a bowl of cold water. Add the juice of half a lemon to the water.


Base Preparation
1) In a round silicon pan (25cm diameter) sprinkle half of the sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder.
2) Then cut the apples into thin slices.
3) Place the apple slices on top of the sugar and the cinnamon clockwise.
4) Sprinkle the rest of the sugar and cinnamon on top of the apples and set aside.


Filling Preparation
1) Cut 1 apple into very small squares and the rest into bigger squares (1cm x 1cm).
2) In a non stick pan put the apples with the sugar and cook in high heat for approximately 10’ minutes. Stir occasionally. If you see that there is now liquid left before the 10’ minutes elapsed remove from fire.
3) Add zivania and stir. Bring back to fire until the alcohol evaporates. Then add the walnuts.
4) Stir all ingredients and remove from fire. Allow to cool. Do not add cinnamon yet.


Cake Preparation
1) Beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy.
2) Add one by one the eggs. Each egg has to be well mixed with the butter mixture before you add the next one.
3) Sift flour and add the vanilla sachet. Add half of the flour to the butter mixture. Then add half of the milk. Do not over mix.
4) Repeat the same procedure with the rest of the flour and the milk.
5) Finally add the yogurt and combine.


Final Instructions
1) On top of the base poor half of the cake dough.
2) Then, on top of the dough, lay the apple filling; add cinnamon (look on filling ingredients).
3) Finally add the second half of the cake dough.
4) Bake in a preheated oven, at 170ºC, for 30’ minutes. Then reduce oven temperature to 160ºC and continue baking for another 35’ minutes.
5) Allow to cool for 10’ minutes before you remove the apple cake from the pan to a wire rack to cool.
6) Serve with vanilla ice cream, icing sugar or plain.


General Information
1) Apples weighted a total of 1kg (peeled)
2) You can use less cinnamon. Do not use more; it will make your cake bitter.
3) You can use the same amount of peeled almonds instead of walnuts.
4) You can replace Cypriot zivania* with Greek Ouzo.
5) If you don’t use a silicon pan, you have to spray it first with a non stick spray. Do not use oil or flour.
6) Before you cut the cake allow it to cool completely.


Good Luck!!

For useful information about apples please visit:  http://www.well-beingsecrets.com/apples-health-benefits/  by Well-Being Secrets 

Comments

  1. This recipe sounds and looks very delicious. I really like how your blog is so detailed. Not being a baker myself I feel as if I could handle this well because of your precise recipe and instructions. Great job :-) I know where to look next time I want to make a dessert.

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  2. O-M-G I can almost smell the cake and I'm ready to eat it !
    I'm definitely saving this recipe, as I'm gonna try it soon.
    I don't really like the silicon pan, but I may use it especially for this cake.

    Wonderful post!!

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  3. This is awesome, I like all that apple inside and it has very little cake-yum! Also that final picture looks elegant, nicely decorated. Great post!

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  4. A very nice layering of flavors and as Tina nicely presented

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  5. Oh I can see why this was sinful! It's awesome... and super pretty!

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  6. Oh my goodness, this looks good!! It's so pretty and I like how you layered it!

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  7. I love the looks of this cake and would like to make it this next week...the only thing that didn't translate it my brain :-) was "a vanilla sachet". What exactly IS that? I googled it and got a variety of answers from measurements to descriptions of vanilla sugar. Could you clarify please? Thanks...it looks so delicious!!

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  8. Ooohhh love how you layered all the different cuts of apples. Will definitely try this in apple season.

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  9. Oh, you made this apple cake just stunning! I adore apple desserts~

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  10. Wow! What an amazing cake! That looks like it is chock full of apples! My favorite kind of cake! : )

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  11. This looks amazing! I love this time of year...except I'm allergic to cinnamon now, so it's hard to miss out on all the good treats! Beautiful cake!

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  12. I'm not a big fan of apples, but your cake looks so good!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Definitely sinful and definitely a cake I must bake!

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  14. Wow this sounds fantastic - almost Christmassy!

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  15. This cake is loaded with apples! Looks delicious =)

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  16. delicioso!! looks so yummyy!! thanks for the good idea!

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  17. I can't wait to give this a try! Beautiful.

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  18. Oh boy, this looks beyond delicious!! My son, Daniel, would love this so much.

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  19. This just looks so amazing, my mouth is watering. I guess I know what to do this fall after we go apple picking! :)

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  20. It's almost too pretty to eat. Almost. ;)

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  21. It was eaten already my friend :-)!!

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  22. This looks wonderful...just in time for the apples I have from the tree next store...this just looks amazing.

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  23. It's good the madness is on or else I would have missed it. Looks so delicious and you gave such step by step photos.

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  24. Oh My! It looks divine, wish I could have a slice.

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  25. Wow this cake is beautiful! It is such a wonderful fall treat!

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  26. This reminds me of a cake my grandmother used to make which was absolutely delicious! So I think yours must be too. Will try it! :)

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  27. I need to run out and get apples so I can make this! Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOO much for sharing!

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  28. I echo the sentiments of the other foodies who've commented - WOW! This looks so amazing! You are a true talent!

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  29. Stunning cake!! Definitely well worth the effort!

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  30. That is one impresive cake. I love apple cake and this is one to try. Thanks for sharing

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  31. Love the title to this :-). Don't you just love the aroma of this as it cooks .

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  32. Yum..This looks so yummy. I really cant wait to try!

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  33. Oh my... I'm getting a craving for apples. Must... make... apple... cake!

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  34. I am sure your house is filled with the nice aroma when the cake is baking. I make this cake quite often with a recipe given to me by a friend. I am sure your cake taste delicious.

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  35. This looks good perfect for fall :-)

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  36. Ohmygoodness, that one is definitely sinful haha..
    BUT GEEZ this would be so yummy, I know so!

    Thanks so much for sharing, sweetie.

    niner

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  37. this looks delicious!!!

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  38. This cake is sinful! It looks so delicious and flavorful!

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  39. Oh my yum! I'm so glad fall is here!

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  40. Oh my god Efty , your cake is just heavenly ,absolutely divine , mine is nothing compared to this , I will def give this one a try and will surely let you know , gotta buy me some apples :D .

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  41. This cake is actually apple madness - and I would eat every bite if I could :D
    it looks sensational!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Double Nutella Cheesecake Brownies

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  42. You had me at sinful!! Look at all those delicious layers of apples! I love apple everything, probably because my Mommom always made apple everything, apple pie, apple cake, apple loaf...I love it. This sounds absolutely amazing!

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  43. Looks wonderful! (I assume that flour measure of 2 1/2 refers to cups?)

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    1. Hi Blair, yes I meant cups. I updated the post. Thank you!!

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