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
One-half tsp. lemon zest
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
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.
RETURN TO RECIPE