It all started 7 months ago as a time pass and it has grown into something that is a part of me now. Yes, I am talking about blogging . So, here I am writing my 200th post and enjoying the journey thus far. I have to thank all of you for the support, encouragement, comments and suggestions without which I would not have come so far. Blogging has introduced me to a lot of new friends and has also made me read more about photography. It is in fact taking up so much of my time that I had to set some ground rules and the first one being 6 hours of sleep is a minimum . Yes, there were days when I have had only 4 hours of sleep because I chose to blog instead.
A special thanks goes to K who has been tolerating my non-stop talk about every new thing I hear or come across related to blogging or photography. I have come a long way in photography and have an even longer way to go. I am learning something new and coming across new people with each post I publish. I am extremely happy to be part of this huge blogger world .
So presenting the apple upside-down cake specifically made for the 200th post. I made only a couple of minor changes and kept everything else the same. I made this cake the same day I did the spooky fingers and it felt like I was swimming in butter . But, when it is an occasion to celebrate we should not look into calories right !!?!!. The cake was moist and the apples were nicely caramelized and tasted awesome. My first attempt at an upside-down cake and I was extremely happy with the outcome. Now off to the recipe.
3 tbsp butter
1 1/3 cup cake flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 egg whites (Use one egg instead)
From the book “The Good Cook – Cakes”.
Jean Hewitt. The New York Times New England Heritage Cookbook
Melt 4 tbsp butter in the cake pan.
Add brown sugar and mix well.
Place thinly sliced apples over the butter-sugar mixture.
Sprinkle lemon juice over the apples.
On to the dry ingredients. Sift the flour.
Add baking powder.
Beat 3 tbsp butter.
Add the dry ingredients. (flour, baking powder, sugar and salt)
Add vanilla extract.
Beat until it comes together.
Add the egg whites and beat for another minute.
Pour the mixture over the apples in the cake pan. Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 30 – 35 minutes until a tooth pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool for 5 minutes.
Then invert it over a plate. Let it rest for a minute before slicing it.
My first attempt at an upside-down cake and it turned out pretty good. The cake was moist and the apples made it even more delicious.
Wanna a piece ?