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invisible apple cake

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This melt-in-your-mouth Invisible Apple Cake is a delightful treat that vanishes faster than you can bake it! Hailing from France with a surge of popularity in Japan, it features a unique layering technique that makes the apples practically invisible within the cake.

Benefits of Invisible Apple Cake:

This delightful Invisible Apple Cake offers a surprising number of benefits beyond its deliciousness:

Easy and Quick:

  • Requires minimal prep time and comes together in under an hour, making it perfect for busy weeknights or unexpected guests.
  • One-bowl recipe minimizes cleanup and simplifies the baking process.

Visually Appealing:

  • The unique technique of using thinly sliced apples creates a stunning visual effect where the apples seem to disappear within the cake.

Flavorful and Customizable:

  • The base recipe offers a touch of sweetness, perfect for those who prefer a lighter dessert.
  • Optional toppings like cinnamon sugar or a drizzle of caramel sauce add another layer of flavor complexity.
  • Feel free to experiment with different apple varieties – sweeter options like Fuji or Honeycrisp work best. Pears can also be substituted for a slightly different flavor profile.

Dietary Friendly Options:

  • The recipe can be easily adapted for dietary restrictions:
    • Use gluten-free flour to cater to those with gluten sensitivities.
    • This dessert is naturally free of dairy if you use non-dairy milk and butter alternatives.

Relatively Healthy:

  • Compared to many desserts, Invisible Apple Cake offers a good balance of sweetness and fruit.
  • Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamins, adding a touch of nutrition to your treat.

Overall, Invisible Apple Cake is a delightful and easy dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s quick to prepare, visually stunning, and offers delicious flavor with the option to customize it to your taste preferences and dietary needs.

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INVISIBLE APPLE CAKE

INVISIBLE APPLE CAKE


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  • Author: hannafest
  • Total Time: 1hour 10minutes
  • Yield: servings: 8

Description

This recipe is for a delightful and easy Invisible Apple Cake. This unique French dessert, popular in Japan, features a thinly-sliced apple batter that bakes into a visually stunning cake where the apples seem to disappear.


Ingredients

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    • For the Cake:
        • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

        • 2/3 cup milk, slightly warmed

        • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

        • 1/2 cup flour

        • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

        • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

        • 1 teaspoon baking powder

        • 1/4 teaspoon salt

        • 4 apples (about 2 lbs), sweet variety like Fuji, Honeycrisp, or Pink Lady

    • Optional Topping:
        • Powdered sugar for sprinkling

        • OR

        • 2 tablespoons brown sugar + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (whisk together)


Instructions

    1. Preheat and Prepare: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

    1. Make the Batter: In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Add flour, powdered sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt, and mix until just combined (batter will be thin).

    1. Prepare the Apples: Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples using a mandoline (recommended for even slices).

    1. Assemble the Cake: Gently fold the sliced apples into the batter. Transfer the apples to the prepared loaf pan, arranging them in a single layer and flattening any pieces that stand upright. Pour the remaining batter on top, ensuring even distribution.

    1. Bake: Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

    1. Cool and Serve: Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack for another 15 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar or the optional cinnamon sugar mixture before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • The batter will be thin; this is normal.
  • Substitute pears for apples if desired, ensuring they are thinly sliced and sweet.
  • For a gluten-free option, use a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend instead of all-purpose flour.

Enjoy this delightful and easy Invisible Apple Cake, a delicious treat that will have everyone asking for more!

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 55
  • Category: BREAKFAST , DESSERTS , SNACKS
  • Cuisine: French , Japanese

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 18
  • Sodium: 192
  • Fat: 7
  • Saturated Fat: 4
  • Trans Fat: 0.2
  • Carbohydrates: 27
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 4
  • Cholesterol: 75
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