Babette Friedman's Jewish Apple Cake

8
Servings
2h
Prep Time
2h
Cook Time
4h
Ready In


"Le Coucou chef Daniel Rose"

Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (411.5 g)
  • Calories 635.6
  • Total Fat - 13.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 351.8 mg
  • Sodium - 42781.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 113.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.5 g
  • Sugars - 74.6 g
  • Protein - 16.6 g
  • Calcium - 221.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a large bowl, toss the apples with the Calvados, ginger, cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of the sugar.

Step 2

Let stand for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Step 4

Brush a 9-inch springform pan with butter.

Step 5

In a large bowl

Step 6

Using a hand mixer,

Step 7

Beat the 3 sticks of softened butter with the remaining 2 1/4 cups of sugar and the salt until pale yellow and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Step 8

Beat in the eggs one at a time until smooth.

Step 9

Whisk the flour and baking powder

Step 10

Using a wooden spoon

Step 11

Stir in the flour and baking powder until a thick, smooth batter forms.

Step 12

Chop 8 slices of the apples finely

Step 13

Fold in 8 of the chopped apple slices.

Step 14

Spread the batter in the prepared pan.

Step 15

Arrange the remaining apples in slightly overlapping concentric circles on the batter and drizzle on the apple juices. Bake for about 1 hour and 40 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 16

Meanwhile

Step 17

Make the glaze

Step 18

In a small saucepan

Step 19

Combine the sugar with 2 tablespoons of water and bring to a simmer without stirring.

Step 20

Cook over moderate heat, swirling the pan, until an amber caramel forms, about 4 minutes.

Step 21

Carefully add the cream and butter (the mixture will sputter) and cook, whisking, until the caramel is smooth, about 2 minutes.

Step 22

Transfer the cake to a rack and let stand for 10 minutes.

Step 23

Unmold the cake and brush the top with the glaze.

Tips & Variations


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