11 March 2011

Apple Pound Cake

Foodbuzz and Electrolux are partnering to host a Top 9 Tea Party Takeover on Friday, March 25th. According to Foodbuzz, they will donate $50 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund for every tea party recipe created by a Featured Publisher before March 23rd! I'm baking this Apple Pound Cake to join the event. Find myself so useful today in helping raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research, and I'm glad that I brave myself to do what is right! If you would like to contribute, please find out more on Kelly Confidential

Recipe adapted from Carol
Caramel Apple Ingredients:
140g apple (I used two apples)
10g unsalted butter
20g caster sugar

1. Peel apple and cut into thin slices.
2. Melt butter in  a pan, in low heat sprinkle the sugar on top of the melted butter, do not stir until the sugar turned brown.
3. Add the apple slices, stir-fry about 2-3 mins. Set aside to cool.

Cake Batter Ingredients:
Caramelized apple slices
100g unsalted butter, soften but not melt
100g top flour or cake flour, sifted
2 eggs (room temperature)
80g sugar
1 fresh apple (cut into thin slices)

A big bowl of hot water, bowl has to be bigger than the mixing bowl.

1. Add eggs and sugar into a mixing bowl, whisk the mixture in high speed.
2. Place mixing bowl on top of the big bowl, with mixing bowl sitting in hot water continue whisk the egg mixture, use fingers to touch the egg mixture from time to time. Remove mixing bowl from hot water when egg mixture is warm. (about 37-40C)
3. Continue to whisk the egg mixture until batter dripping can form clear ripple.
4. Add in soften butter to the foaming egg mixture. Beat for a minutes or no lump.
5. Add in 1/2 of the sifted flour, mix well, and add the remaining.
6. Add in caramelized apple, use the rubber scraper to mix well.
7. Pour batter into the baking mould, flatten the surface and decorate with apple slices.
8. Bake in the preheat oven at 160C for 40-42 mins (I used 180C for 45 mins)

A nice slice of apple pound cake for the tea party. 

One slice is not enough for me... the caramelized apple slices is so soft, it blends well with the cake. Look at the texture, isn't it a perfect tea party cake?

Happy Baking!!


  1. Yeah, it looks so soft & moist. *drooling* ;)

  2. Looks very appetizing and very pretty done! :)

    Do you use green or red apples?

  3. 鲸鱼, 谢谢你, 这个是做来帮忙Ovarian Cancer Research 筹款的。

    Cathy, thanks! Please take as much as you want :)

    Hanushi, good question! I used green apples for the caramel apple slices and red apple for the top decoration.

  4. 哦。。我也想试试这个食谱。看起来很棒哩!

  5. Looks very tempting! I want one slice for my afternoon tea :)

  6. 茄子, Carol 的食谱值得一试,好吃!你那萍果蛋糕才棒呢!

    Min, always reserve one for you ^_^

  7. Gorgeous and fluffy cake, I love the crispy apples on top.

  8. Umm, the cake is indeed fluffy, but the apples on top is not crispy, after baked apples are soft :)

  9. oh dear this is whetting my appetite can i have a slice pls!

  10. 我在CAROL姐家看到,但是就是没动手,觉得水果+蛋糕。。。。嗯。。味道好吃吗?蛮怪的感觉哦。。。吃你家一片先。。。呵呵

  11. Jess, you are most welcome! p/s: I'll try one of your recipe tonight...keep my fingers cross :)

    Joelyn, 我本是喜欢萍果。这款蛋糕里头的萍果是煮过的配上蛋糕蛮好吃的!我儿子很喜欢,相信你家三位公子也会喜欢^_^

  12. I am a fan of a moist, dense and smooth apple cake! Definitely a great afternoon tea cake.

  13. the texture looks wonderful, yes, perfect tea cake for the event!

  14. I love apple cake...! You really make me want to bake one ;)!!

  15. Oh, wow! I just adore apples in cake...and, well, caramel apples...even more fabulous!!!

  16. Lena, thank you!

    Cooking Gallery, try it out! Can't wait to see your creation!

    Lizzy, thank you for your sweet comment!


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