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
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.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!