Sunday, October 31, 2010

marie-helene's apple cake

Another successful recipe from Around My French Table this week, courtesy of Dorie Greenspan's friend Marie-Helene Brunet-Lhoste, a top editor of the Louis Vuitton City Guides and a restaurant critic for the Paris edition.  This cake doesn't take much time at all to make.  You don't even have to take your mixer out.  It's all mixed by hand with ingredients you more than likely already have in your pantry.  It calls for four apples.  Try using four different apples instead of all the same to add some different flavors and texture with every bite.  I used Pinova, Granny Smith, Fuji and MacIntosh.  The splash of dark rum really enhances all the flavors.

You can serve this little cake warm or at room temperature, with or without whipped cream. Or try a spoonful of vanilla ice cream.  I chose to serve mine with cinnamon ice cream to complement the apples.  If you need a cake to take to a small gathering over the holidays, maybe as a hostess gift, this cake would be perfect.

Find the recipe here...Marie-Helene's Apple Cake

Next Friday:  pommes dauphinois (potato gratin)


Linda said...

Your cake and all of your pics are beautiful!
We loved this cake as well....the cinnamon ice cream sounds wonderful!

onewetfoot said...

Your cake looks perfect and the cinnamon ice cream - wow!

Beth said...

LOVE IT. Your pictures make me jealous. Great site. B

luciacara said...

Your blog is beautiful! I am doing FFWD, cake was good and next time I should make the cinnamon ice cream. Great idea.

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