IN THE KITCHEN: Apple-Coconut Family Cake

I was excited to see that this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie baked good was one of those simple cakes that I’ve come to love from the book. One bowl and a whisk, that’s all you need.

They are reminiscent of the French yogurt cakes, which take no time and taste great.  {In France, the “Gâteau au yaourt” are even easier because you use the yogurt container to weigh all of the ingredients!} This cake also called for quite a few of my CSA goods – apples, yogurt, eggs, and flour – which made me very happy. I’m headed home next week for 10 days and need to use things up soon.

I deviated slightly from the original recipe, substituting almond extract for the rum, increasing the apples, and forgoing the apricot glaze.

Directions

Add sugar, eggs, and yogurt to a bowl.

I had to try some of the local maple yogurt from this week’s CSA share. Holy yum!

Oil.

Extracts. Two teaspoons of vanilla extract.

I used 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract instead of rum. My kitchen didn’t have any rum in it. I’ll have to fix that soon…..

Whisk.

Add the dry ingredients.

Peel all of the apples. I chopped two and added to the batter. I cut the other two in slices to reserve for the top.

Add the chopped apples and coconut.

Dorie’s recipe called for a spring form pan, but I wanted to use the new pie pan Mindi & Tommy got me.

Sprinkle a few spoonfuls of sugar over top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

I thought my finished cake was pretty enough to forgo adding a sugary glaze to the top.

Cut a slice. {I like my piece warm from the oven.}

And enjoy.

For the complete recipe, go to Cobbler du Monde or check out page 214 of Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenpsan. To see other Apple-Coconut Family Cake concoctions from TWD bakers, click this link.

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6 Responses to IN THE KITCHEN: Apple-Coconut Family Cake

  1. Amber Marie says:

    This looks yummy! I’m glad you enjoyed it and it used up some of your supplies. I’ve only recently been introduced to yogurt cakes and I love how moist they are.

  2. Jhe'anell says:

    That recipe looks amazing, I have to try!

  3. Pretty cake! And that maple yogurt sounds fabulous! :)

  4. Jill says:

    a rum-less kitchen? Nooooooo!! :)

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