Charlotte Cake with Apples

I cannot recall when was the last time I made myself a cake…I don’t know if this can be considered a light cake…all I know is that I like it A LOT!

I love apples, so basically anything that calls for apples gets my attention. To make this cake you don’t need any fancy ingredient, just a mold and a bit of free time.

Here is the recipe. Let me know how you like it 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 2 big apples
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 30 m cognac
  • 1/2 lemon, zest
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 70 gr. spiced fruit mix
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 150 gr. lady finger cookies
  • 150 ml milk
  • 35 gr. unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp apricot jam

Peel and slice up the apple

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In a saucepan melt the butter, add the apples and stir for a few minutes. Pour in the cognac and let it evaporate. Next up, add the sugar, cinnamon and lemon zest. Cover with a lid and let the apple cook until they become soft.

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Turn off the heat, let the apples cool down, then add the spiced fruit mix and the pine nuts

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Cover your cake mold with baking paper

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Dip the savoiardi (lady fingers) cookies into the milk and lay them on and around the mold.

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Fill in the cake with the apples

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and crumble the remaining cookies on top of the cake so to cover it all up. Pour some of the remaining milk to moist them a bit

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Bake the charlotte in pre-heated oven at 180 C for about 30-40 min. Remove from the oven and let it cool down

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When warm, flip it over a plate

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and brush the top with the tablespoon of apricot jam

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Enjoy warm…this is what was left of it the following day…

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Love

– LittleDani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.