Golden delicious apple cake with whipped cream
(makes 1x 10” cake)
2 (3/4 lb) medium golden delicious apples peeled quartered, cored and cut into ⅛” slices
1.5 oz lemon Juice plus the zest of
4 large eggs room temperature
1 cup ( 6 oz) icing sugar
1 ¼ cup (5 oz) all purpose flour
1tsp baking powder
4 oz unsalted butter melted
8 oz 35% cream
¼ cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350.
Grease the base and sides of a 10” spring form with cold butter add a few tablespoons of flour and shake to coat the entire surface with a light dusting. Pour out the remainder of unused flour.
Place the apple slices into a bowl with the lemon juice and toss evenly. Set aside.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl with a fine meshed sieve.
Whip the eggs along with the sugar on high for approx 4-5 minutes or until light and airy (the texture should resemble the consistency of soft whipping cream). Add the butter in a steady stream while the mixer is still running ( be quick with adding the butter, soon as you’ve added all the butter and it’s incorporated evenly. Stop the machine). Over mixing once the fat has been introduced can drastically remove the volume.
Remove the mixing bowl from the machine and hand fold with a rubber spatula ¾ of the flour into the egg mixture. Add the apples and fold along with the remainder of the flour. Once the batter is evenly mixed ( make sure not to over mix, the volume can flatten). Pour into form and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a metal skewer comes out clean.
Let stand 20 minutes then dust with icing sugar before cutting.
Place all of the whipped cream into a chilled mixing bowl and beat on medium speed. When the cream forms soft peaks, remove and place into a bowl. Serve a healthy dollop with the cake.