Friday, May 14, 2010

Apple Cinnamon Buttermilk Cake

Posted by - Chaya

Apple Cinnamon Buttermilk Cake - I got this from the delightful blog, Pinch My Salt.

Adapted from Gourmet

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon  (I used one teaspoon cinnamon)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), at room temperature (I used oil)

2/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 cup peeled and chopped baking apple

heaping tablespoon of raw sugar (demerara, turbinado or Sugar in the Raw) (Brown sugar)

extra cinnamon for sprinkling


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, butter and flour an 8-inch round cake pan.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; set aside. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy, about two minutes.

Add vanilla and egg and beat well.

With the mixer set to low speed, beat in 1/3 of the flour mixture.

Add half the buttermilk and continue beating on low speed until incorporated. Scraping down sides of bowl as necessary, beat in another 1/3 of flour mixture then remaining buttermilk. Finally beat in the last 1/3 of the flour mixture until just combined.

3. Scrape batter into the cake pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. Scatter apple pieces evenly over the top of the cake batter then sprinkle evenly with raw sugar. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.

4. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven until cake is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pan for ten minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool until warm. Invert onto a plate. Serve plain, or with whipped cream and salted caramel sauce

This is such a good choice.  I want to make this cake with different fruit.  I would love blueberry or maybe peach or apricot.  I also want to make muffins.  This is a good basic recipe to use in many different ways.


heartnsoulcooking said...

WOW!!! sounds like a winner with any kind of fresh fruit. Apple or peach would be my choose, maybe even pears.

Debbi Smith said...

It looks awesome, I love baking with apples. Thanks!

Nithu said...

Apple and cinnamon thats a lovely combo. That's a interesting cake recipe. Cake looks sooo yummy!!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wow...simply bful cake with apples...looks so invitiong and decicious...lovely pics..

Joanne said...

Delicious Chaya! I love the apple cinnamon idea!