This recipe is from Neeta Mehta’s “Oven recipes” book. I am a novice when it comes to decorataing a cake. So like most of my other cakes, I could not decorate this cake well. But this tasted amazing.
I had purchased a big pack of apples and they were sitting in my refrigerator without being touched. So when I saw this recipe, I was more than happy to try it. I made few modifications to original recipe. Here is what I followed.
1 cup all purpose flour or maida
1 cup sugar
1 tea spn baking powder
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup carrots (grated)
1 tea spn cinnamon powder
1 tea spn vanilla essence (or extract)
1 cup apple(cut into thin pieces)
1 tbl spn butter
1 tbl spn sugar
3/4 cup cream
2 tbl spn sugar
Sift maida and baking powder together and keep aside.
Beat eggs with sugar till frothy. Add oil little by little beating all the time. Add cinnamon, essence and mix well.
Now add carrot and flour and mix till the flour is well mixed with the egg mixture.
Preheat the oven at 350F for around 10mins. Pour the mixture in a greased(apply butter to the inside of baking dish and sprinkle 1 tea spn of flour and spread it) baking dish. Bake at 350F for around 35mins or till a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean.
Take out the cake off the vessel when it is cooled to room temperature. Cut it into two halves.
Heat butter and add apple and sugar. Cook till the apple becomes soft.
Whip the cream with sugar till it forms soft peaks.
Spread the apples on one half of the cake.
Spread the cream on the bottom side of other half.
Keep the second half on the first. Press gently.
Decorate as required.
Serve cold. (While storing in refrigerator, cover the cake in a large vessel or with plastic sheet otherwise it gets hard).
Makes 8 large pieces
Preparation time : 20mins (excluding baking time)