Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Apples Inc.(Inclusive)

Apple cakeDSC_3269

Who comes up with those names for apples? That would be a fun job to name products or produce wouldn’t it? Often I stopped to see whether new variety of apples are in while I‘m at grocery store. If there is I buy at least one. My latest find was Japanese variety called Kiku (chrysanthemum) at where else – a Japanese super market! It’s large in stature yet tastes like a baby sister of Fuji apple or Honey Crisp, not fully developed but still has potential. This is what I think and not reflecting people’s opinion.DSC_3246

On Saturday morning, I give my husband a JOB of making something with the apple. No, not the computer! This apple cake recipe was found on cookpad.com and use only uno apple, good as I only have one. Yes, you may listen to your iPhone-podcast while you are making the cake.


Prepare a 7-1/2 inch round pan by putting in parchment paper or spraying the pan.

  • 1 apple peeled and cored then cut in 6ths. Make 5 slits in the curve of apples. Splash lemon juice all over to prevent discoloration. DSC_3256DSC_3258
  • Butter 60g room temperature
  • Sugar 80g
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Cake flour or weak power flour 150g sift together with baking powder.
  • Baking powder 3g or 1 teaspoon
  • Milk 3 tablespoons
  1. Put butter in a bowl and mix with hand mixer until creamy and pale in color.
  2. Add sugar a little at time and continue mixing.
  3. Add egg and keep mixing. Time to heat oven to 360F.
  4. Fold in 1/2 of the sifted flour and baking powder mixture then add milk.
  5. Fold in rest of flour and baking powder mixture.
  6. Pour the batter into a prepared pan and arrange the apples on top.DSC_3260DSC_3263
  7. Bake about 40 to 50 minutes. After it’s cool, you may sprinkle powdered sugar on top to conceal the imperfections.

This understated sweetness is perfect for Saturday brunch. I wished he had doubled the recipe though.DSC_3268DSC_3271DSC_3276Thank you honey it was delicious!

DSC_2896Ambrosia – the flesh is somewhat soft so would be good for sauce.

DSC_2996Winesap. I made this bread with this apple. The color is very deep.DSC_3298

DSC_3001Autumn glory. It tastes something like a Jazz apple.

DSC_3000Fortune apple. Memorable name. 

DSC_3644Piñata. Time for a party. Good  for salad.

Though cold today and raining, we had fairly nice day the other day. My husband and I strolled through our neighborhood and took some pictures. We can see the signs of Spring everywhere.

DSC_3398Can you spot the bee?DSC_3403Chelsea the cat. She is lovable. DSC_3409DSC_3412DSC_3416DSC_3418DSC_3421DSC_3422DSC_3432This cat stopped and made a pose for us but didn’t smile.DSC_3433When we got back from our walk, Chelsea had taken a new position. Is that you ride?


  1. リンゴのデザート、、美味しそう〜〜〜!!


    1. ありがとう!ちょっとすっぱめのりんごとほんのり甘いケーキがよくあってます。 もうすぐ春ですねえ。

  2. This was great. An apple cake a day keeps the doctor away?

  3. such lovely photos and that apple cake sounds so YUM!

    1. Thank you Kankana. I appreciate you dropping by.

  4. This cake is really beautiful. I love it. Your pictures are getting better and better.

    1. Thanks. I can't wait to see your new post. I hope your computer is back and running.