Monday, 8 September 2014

Sour cream apple cake

I had two 1/2 containers of sour cream in the fridge that I wanted to use up, I hate to throw out good food.This cake is so very tasty, one of the best apple cakes I have made.
Sour Cream Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Crumble
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  • For the Crumble Topping:
  • 1 c. All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ c. Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp.  Salt
  • 115gm (1stick Unsalted Butter,) melted
  • For the Cake:
  • 2 c. Plain Flour (All-Purpose)
  • 1 ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Nutmeg
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 c. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 8 oz. container Sour Cream
  • 115gm (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
  • 6 large Apples peeled and thinly sliced
  • additional butter and flour for preparing the pan
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Butter and flour a tube pan.
  2. First, make the crumb topping. Whisk together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Pour in the melted butter and stir with a fork until large clumps form. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla, sour cream, and butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in the apple slices.
  4. Dollop the cake batter into the prepared pan. Spread with a spatula to evenly distribute the apples and create a fairly level top. Sprinkle clumps of the crumb topping evenly over the top of the cake.
  5. Bake until a tester inserted in the center of the ring glides through the apples and comes out free of cake batter, about 1 hour, 5-10 minutes. I would start checking at 50 or 55 minutes as apple cake baking times tend to vary based on size/variety of apples used.
  6. Cool the cake for 10-15 minutes in the full pan, then remove the outer portion and allow to cool at least another 15 before you attempt to pull it off the pan completely. Serve the cake warm, sprinkled with powdered sugar, with a scoop of ice cream, or a dollop of whipped cream.

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  1. That cake looks so yummy, enjoy.

  2. That looks delicious I love apple cake. Sarah x

  3. Holy heaven friend! All you had to say was sour cream and apples! You really have a gift for baking!! Bravo and thank you for sharing this one!! Nicole xoxo

  4. Oh yum! Looks so rustic and delicious

  5. Ooh yummy, that looks and sounds just delicious! Xx

  6. This sounds absolutely delicious - and a perfect way to use up some of the apples in my garden. Thank you!

  7. Ooh love apple cake!! Its a very autumny food isnt it? Just the job.

  8. Hi Jill! This looks so good. I love all things apple, so I printed the recipe off. I think I have everything including a partial container of sour cream. I hate to waste good food too. I think that's how recipes first began ~ women trying to perk up leftover food or make something good out of a few ingredients they happened to have on hand. Have a happy Sunday!


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