Applesauce Layered Vanilla Cake


Applesauce Cake

As I was helping my son with his history project about Isaac Newton I realized I didn’t remember many details about his life I’ve learned during my high school years. For example, do you remember that he was born on Christmas Day, 25 December 1642 an hour or two after midnight, at Woolsthorpe Manor in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, a hamlet in the county of Lincolnshire. It is sad to mention that his father who was also named Isaac Newton died three months before his birth. He was left with his mother who soon found another man and married him. However, little Isaac hated his stepfather. When the couple got married they leaved him to his grandmother Margery, abandoning him ever since. From the age of twelve up to seventeen he was educated at The King’s School, Grantham.

Applesauce Cake

He pursued a college degree after the recommendation of his uncle at the Trinity College, Cambridge. From his early college years, he showed his sharp mind in mathematics and science and got many scholarships in these specific subjects. This man who suffered his mother’s abundance, became an exceptional member of the scientific community with exquisite discoveries.

It is said that while he was sitting under a tree in his farm, he observed an apple falling on the ground. As he told us the first thing that came to his mind was: “Why the apple falls down instead of going up?” “What is that mysterious power or force that attracts every object on earth?” That was the beginning of the great discovery of gravity. The force that attracts all objects to the earth!

If we stop and think about it, it is amazing how the mind of some people works in braking steadfast limits and frontiers and discovering new things.

Applesauce Cake

A friend of my father’s brought him three large lugs of apples the other day and my father thought we should share since they would be unable to consume them all. So, I have started to put them in good use and try to consume them before they get rotten. Plus, the fact that they occupy a very large place in my second fridge, the one I have for my supplies.

I decided than to make an applesauce and then since I am in a cake mood lately I thought of making a vanilla cake with an applesauce layer in between. It is pure heaven and since it is apple season I highly recommend it to you. I glazed it with a white chocolate mirror glaze but that was purely for decorating purposes. It can be eaten as it is or make another frosting according to your taste.

Applesauce Cake

 

5.0 from 5 reviews
Applesauce Layered Vanilla Cake
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Dessert
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Applesauce
  • 1,5 kilos / 3.3 lb apples
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • The seeds of one vanilla bean + the vanilla bean itself
For the Vanilla Cake
  • 1 ½ cup self rising flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Applesauce
  1. The applesauce can be made the day befor since it is cooked in a slowcooker.
  2. Cut the apples in small pieces.
  3. Add all the ingredients in your slow cooker and cook in low for 10 hours.
  4. I put it to work the night before and in the morning the applesauce was ready.
  5. Remove the vanilla bean and the cinnamon stick and place it in the fridge.
For the Vanilla Cake
  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt in your stand mixer’s bowl.
  2. Beat the butter slowly slowly until the batter looks like coarse sand.
  3. Add the sugar and continue to mix in low speed.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time.
  5. Pour the vanilla and milk and mix until they are very well incorporated.
  6. Butter and flour a 20cm/8in. round cake pan and pour the batter in it.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 175°C / 350°F for about 30 to 35 minutes until the knife comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  9. Cut in the middle and in the lower half spread a thick layer of applesauce.
  10. Cover with the other half and serve.

 
5.0 from 5 reviews
Κέικ Βανίλιας με Σάλτσα Μήλου
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Επιδόρπιο
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
Για τη Σάλτσα Μήλου
  • 1,5 κιλό μήλα
  • 1 φλ. νερό
  • 3 κ.σ. καστανή ζάχαρη
  • ½ κ.σ. λεμόνι χυμό
  • 2 κ.γ. βούτυρο
  • 1 στικ κανέλας
  • ½ κ.γ. κανέλα
  • ¼ κ.γ. γαρίφαλο
  • Τους σπόρους από ένα φασόλι βανίλιας + τη βανίλια, την ίδια
Για το Κέικ Βανίλιας
  • 1 ½ φλ. αλεύρι που φουσκώνει μόνο του
  • 1 ½ κ.γ. μπέικιν πάουντερ
  • Μια πρέζα αλάτι
  • ½ φλ. βούτυρο σε θερμοκρασία δωματίου
  • 1 φλ. ζάχαρη
  • 2 μεγάλα αυγά
  • 1 κ.γ. εκχύλισμα βανίλιας
  • ½ φλ. πλήρες γάλα
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
Για τη Σάλτσα Μήλου
  1. Η σάλτσα μήλου μπορεί να γίνει την προηγούμενη ημέρα δεδομένου ότι είναι φτιαγμένη στη slowcooker.
  2. Κόψτε τα μήλα σε κομματάκια.
  3. Προσθέστε όλα τα υλικά στη slowcooker και μαγειρέψτε σε χαμηλή θερμοκρασία για 10 ώρες.
  4. Την έβαλα να λειτουργήσει το προηγούμενο βράδυ και το πρωί η σάλτσα ήταν έτοιμη.
  5. Αν δεν έχετε slowcooker, βάλτε όλα τα υλικά σε μία κατσαρόλα και βράστε πρώτα σε σε δυνατή φωτιά και μετά χαμηλώστε και βράστε μέχρι να μαλακώσουν τα μήλα και να απορροφηθεί το περισσότερο υγρό.
  6. Αφαιρέστε τη βανίλια και την κανέλα και τοποθετήστε το στο ψυγείο.
Για το Κέικ Βανίλιας
  1. Κοσκινίστε το αλεύρι, το μπέικιν πάουντερ και το αλάτι στον κάδο του μίξερ.
  2. Χτυπάμε το βούτυρο σιγά-σιγά, έως ότου η ζύμη μοιάζει με χοντρή άμμο.
  3. Προσθέστε τη ζάχαρη και συνεχίστε να αναμειγνύετε σε χαμηλή ταχύτητα.
  4. Προσθέστε τα αυγά ένα ένα.
  5. Ρίξτε τη βανίλια και το γάλα και ανακατέψτε μέχρι να ενσωματωθούν πολύ καλά.
  6. Βουτυρώστε και αλευρώστε ένα στρογγυλό ταψάκι με διάμετρο 20 εκατοστών και ρίξτε το χυλό σε αυτό.
  7. Ψήστε σε προθερμασμένο φούρνο στους 175°C για περίπου 30-35 λεπτά μέχρι το μαχαίρι να βγαίνει καθαρό.
  8. Βγάλτε από το φούρνο και αφήστε να κρυώσει.
  9. Κόψτε το στη μέση και στο κάτω μισό απλώστε ένα παχύ στρώμα της σάλτσας μήλου.
  10. Σκεπάστε με το άλλο μισό και σερβίρετε.

 

17 Responses to Applesauce Layered Vanilla Cake

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  1. grace says:

    what a delicious looking cake! so moist and so flavorful! this is my ideal fall dessert. :)

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  3. Miz Helen says:

    Your Applesauce Layered Vanilla Cake is just beautiful and will be delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Isaac Newton was did have a fascinating life, and he really did change the world. My cousins used to live in Grantham and they were very proud of him! Your Applesauce Layered Vanilla Cake looks absolutely delicious, Katerina. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Pinning and sharing, including on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Have a lovely weekend!

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  7. Love apples! And they’re wonderful in this great looking cake. Thanks!

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  9. I’m so happy to find this recipe. I love apples and I rarely see a cake recipe that uses slef-rising flour. I have a 5lb bag that I need to use soon.

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  11. ZazaCook says:

    This cake is making my mouth water! Looks scrumptious, Katerina!

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  13. Your cake looks so good and has me missing the apple season we enjoyed in New England.

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  15. Sissi says:

    Beautiful cake! You have reminded me I must start baking with apples. Apple cakes are never disappointing.
    When I have lots of apples (or my forgotten apples become all wrinkled), I cut them in two, slice them and then dry them. Slightly chewy home-dried apples are absolutely delicious!

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  17. Your apple sauce cake is just as brilliant as Issac’s Newton theory of gravity. Love how moist and delicious it looks and perfect with an afternoon cuppa!

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  19. Marion says:

    φαίνεται πάρα πολυ ωραίο Κατερίνα.
    Το είδα στο fb και το λιγουρεύτηκα. Να’ναι καλά ο Νεύτωνας 😉
    Η apple sause πρέπει να είναι μυρωδάτη και σαν επικάλυψη είναι φοβερή

    Φιλιά πολλά

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  21. Sues says:

    This looks so delicious!! I’m all about apples right now. And I love the Isaac Newton refresh, too… I’m always sad by how much I forget from elementary school history!

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  23. Susan says:

    Thanks so Isaac Newton for a delicious fall recipe!

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  25. Kate says:

    Great use of apples!

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  27. Oh my does this look beyond moist and delicious Katerina! What an awesome autumn cake!

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  29. Ξανθή says:

    Πάρα πολύ καλή ιδέα, επειδή δεν προλαβαίνω τώρα με τίποτα θα το κρατήσω και θα το δώσω τώρα πρόταση στο μενού της εβδομάδας.

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  31. Φανταστικό!!! Φαίνεται αφράτο και τόσο ζουμερό!!!
    Είναι και μικρούλι…έχω και τα υλικά!!!!!

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  33. The cake looks beautiful and healthy with applesauce filling!

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