Apple Pommeau Cake Recipe
Although most of us are used to spice-type cakes with a layer of thick icing, this one has just a sprinkling of powdered sugar, making it perfect with a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. It also offers a less sweet alternative for dessert. One of the Official Hancock Tasters ate his slice with a big scoop of ice cream and pronounced it delicious. The cookbook gives instructions for making Pommeau, which is an apple dessert wine, but I substituted Calvados, and the cake turned out perfectly.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup Calvados Liqueur, or homemade Pommeau (substitute apple juice or cider if you like)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking spice, (or English mixed spice)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
4 medium baking apples, pared, cored, and chopped
powdered sugar, for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350?. /li>
- Spray a 9" or 10" springform pan with non-stick spray; line it with parchment, and spray the parchment.
- Cream the sugar, eggs, olive oil and melted butter until light.
- Stir in the liqueur or pommeau and vanilla extract.
- Measure the flour, baking powder, baking spice, and salt into a fine strainer set over the sugar mixture; shake the mixture through and mix well.
- Fold in the pecans and apples and mix well.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared springform pan.
- Bake 65-75 minutes or until set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let cool 10 minutes.
- Run a knife around the outside of the cake and remove the side.
- Let the cake cool thoroughly.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into wedges.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 267
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 55% Protein 4% Carb. 40%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 30 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 166 mg
Total Carbohydrate 49 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 19 g
Protein 5 g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 5% Calcium 0% Iron 5%
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