Sarah's Buttery Apple Cake

Sarah is a Siren from the Isle of Man. Rumor has it she is descended from Princess Caraboo of the exotic isle of Javasu near the edge of the world. She was abducted by Portuguese pirates and was forced to cook her way through the western Asian routes where the pomaceous fruit grew wild (she escaped with this recipe). Sarah has placed in our care this beautiful apple cake of great wonder that is detectibly yummy. We are sure it's been changed a little because the pirates are still in hot pursuit (at least that's the rumor).

1 stick plus 1-tablespoon butter
3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into slices
Two-thirds of a cup all-purpose flour
One-half tsp. baking powder
One-half tsp. salt
2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla
1-cup sugar
One-half tsp. lemon zest
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter and flour a 9-inch round cake pan with 2-inch sides. In a large frying pan over low heat, melt the butter. Set aside 6 tablespoons of it into a small bowl. Add the apples to the frying pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs and egg yolk until blended. Add the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter, vanilla, granulated sugar, and the lemon zest. Stir in the flour mixture. Gently fold in the apples. Spoon into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

Bake until the cake is brown 35-45 then let cake cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan onto a rack and allow to cool completely.




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