Apple-Spice Cake the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.
Makes one 8-inch square cake
|1/4||cup (1/2 stick) plus 3 tablespoons butter, divided|
|3/4||cup packed brown sugar, divided|
|1||teaspoon ground cinnamon|
|1/4||teaspoon ground nutmeg|
|3||large apples, peeled, cored and cut into rings|
|2||teaspoons lemon juice|
|1-1/3||cups cake flour|
|1/2||cup granulated sugar|
|1-3/4||teaspoons baking powder|
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Melt 1/4 cup butter in 8-inch square baking pan in oven. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix well. Arrange apples over brown sugar mixture in bottom of pan; sprinkle with lemon juice.
- Combine flour, granulated sugar, remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and salt in large bowl. Cut in remaining 3 tablespoons butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add milk and vanilla; beat with electric mixer at low speed until dry ingredients are moistened. Continue beating 2 minutes at medium speed. Blend in egg yolk.
- Beat egg white in small bowl with electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form; gently fold into batter. Pour over apples in pan.
- Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Loosen edges and invert onto serving plate. Let stand 1 minute before removing pan. Serve warm.
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