Wednesday, December 31, 2008


A year comes to an end and begins with another , "I WISH ONE AND ALL A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YR".The begining of a year always calls for celebration for the good things that came your way in the previous yr and for some that is waiting to happen this yr.We celebrated with a delicious Apple tatin cake.I got this recipe from Ina garten of barefoot contessa.Her instructions are very easy to understand and i followerd her recipe without making any changes.This is a must try dessert,a great one for celebration!!!

I am sending this to JZ's Santas holiday challenge event.


All purpose flour - 1 cup + 2 tbsp
Unsalted butter - 6 tbsp, room temperature + extra for greasing the dish

Apples - 11/4 piece, peeled and sliced
sugar - 1 + 3/4 cups , divided

Eggs - 2 , room temperature

Sour cream - 1/3 cup

Lemon zest - 1/2 tsp grated
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
Baking pdr - 1/2 tsp

salt - 1/4 tsp


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Generously grease a pie dish(9") and arrange the apples in the dish, cut side down.
Combine 1 cup of the granulated sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over high heat until it turns a warm amber color, about 360 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Swirl the pan but don't stir. Pour evenly over the apple slices.

Meanwhile, cream the butter and the remaining sugar in the bowl until light and fluffy.Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Add the sour cream, zest, and vanilla and mix until combined. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt and add it to the butter mixture. Mix only until combined.
Pour the cake batter evenly over the apple slices and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes, then invert the cake onto a flat plate. If an apple slice sticks, ease it out and replace it in the design on top of the cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Suma Rajesh said...

hey ranji...i too did the same ..u cn check my current post...urs has come out too gud yaar...happy new year...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Cake looks so perfect. Nice recipe. Look so good. YUM! Turned out perfect for u....

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy!

Shri said...

Happy New Year Ranji!Lovely recipe.Great Pic!

Divya Kudua said...

Happy new year Ranji...the cake looks so pretty!!

Purnima said...

Ranji, cake has come out very well..tks for sharing n a very very HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!

Asha said...

Looks moist and wonderful!:))

Happy new year to you too.

spicelover said...

Hi ranji
cake ha come out very well.i too tried orange cake.It was a failure:(.Will try this.

aquadaze said...

Mmmm...this looks delicious!!

Roopa said...

Lovely cake ranji, moist and pretty to look too :) Love the way you have used the apple:)

Mallika said...

Look lovely Ranji. Have a fantastic 09!

Raaga said...

I should try this... apples are in season here :-)

Akal's Saappadu said...

I love apple cakes, all at home too. It has come out perfect , yummy yumm!