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Print This Delicious and Healthy Buttery Apple Torte Cake Recipe

Buttery Apple Torte Cake Recipe

Buttery Apple Torte with apples, hot from the oven, apples on top

This buttery apple torte is easy to make and delicious. Cooking the apples first helps concentrate the flavor and remove moisture. so that the cake doesn't get soggy. The lemon zest, although only a half teaspoon is used, as an essential ingredient - you can really taste it in the apples.

1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon Unsalted butter
3 Golden Delicious Apples, peeled, cored, sliced
2/3 cup All-purpose flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Granulated sugar
1/2 tsp Grated lemon zest
Confectioners' sugar (optional)

Oven Temp ~ 375°
Baking Time ~ 30 to
Pan Type ~ 9-inch round cake pan with 2 inch sides
Preheat oven, generously grease the cake pan.

In a microwave, melt the butter. Pour 6 Tablespoons of the melted butter into a small bowl or cup, and set aside. Add the apple slices and remaining butter to a large frying pan and cook on low heat, 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 whole eggs and one egg yolk, until blended. Add the 6 Tablespoons of melted butter, vanilla, granulated sugar and lemon zest. Stir in flour mixture and the apples. Spoon into the prepared pan, smoothing the top.
Bake buttery apple torte cake until browned. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Invert apple torte cake onto a plate and lift off the pan, then invert the cake again onto the rack and let cool completely.

Just before serving, dust the top of torte cake with confectioners' sugar.

12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 87 g
Calories 193
Calories from Fat 76
Total Fat 8.5g 13%
Saturated Fat 5.1g 26%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 28.5g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Sugars 21.5g
Protein 1.7g
Vitamin A 6% • Vitamin C 4% • Calcium 2% • Iron 3%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!