29 May 2008

George's toffee apple cake

George, from Culinary travels of a kitchen goddess has a truly inspirational blog, stunning recipes, stunning pictures and she uses the most wonderful ingredients. If that wasn't enough George is writing a much anticipated cookery book. As she approaches the final stages of writing she has asked many foodie bloggers to test and blog about her recipes.

I must admit looking through the recipe list I was spoilt for choice and have a few recipes in mind to test for her.

First up though is Toffee apple cake, please check out George's original post about this recipe and to find the recipe itself.

This cake caught my eye as it sounds wonderful, toffee and apples are a perfect combination and this recipe didn't disappoint.

The ingredients were all easy to find, in fact I had them all in the cupboard and the recipe was written very clearly, although the lemon oil listed in the ingredients wasn't mentioned in the recipe, as it came last in the list of ingredients I added it last, over the apples.

While the cake was baking my kitchen was filled with a gorgeous aroma, normally when you bake you can tell what you are baking by the smell coming from the oven, this cake was different, I got individual wafts of olive oil (used instead of butter), then toffee then wafts of Cinnamon and apples, it was a treat to the senses.
My cake took 10 minutes less time to cook than specified in the recipe, but I put this down to my very fierce oven.

The cake was delicious, dry and crumbly, again down to the olive oil, added moisture came from the apples which were cooked perfectly then complimented beautifully with the dulce de leche.
Would I do anything differently? Next time I would use a spring form tin, as I like to serve
my cakes on a cake plate and this is quite a large cake to manoeuvre.

Would I make this cake again? Yes, yes, yes!!!


Kerry said...

This cake looks and sounds so yummy

Maria said...

Wow this looks really good. I am book marking this recipe ;o)


Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Looks gorgeous, what a great idea for a cake, can't go wrong with toffee and apples... :)

Anonymous said...

The cake looks gorgeous Erica :) You were right with the lemon oil - to put it in at the end - just goes to show recipes need testing, testing and testing again.

Thank you!!

JillyB said...

That's a great looking cake Erica, I could almost taste it from here!

Rosie said...

Looks gorgeous Erica this is one fine tasting cake I bet -scrummy!!

Rosie x

Linda F said...

Mmmmm, I'm with Laura, cant go wrong with toffee and apples!