French apple cake & mascarpone icing

This recipe of French apple cake drew my attention because it is made of two different textures, in the same cake; the lower part is softer and mixed with fresh apples, while the top part is made of a thicker pastry. Simply delicious!

Making cakes used to be a great challenge for me, because I enjoyed cooking salty dishes more that sweet ones. I was doing the same dessert recipe, my grandma’s delicious lemon pie, over and over again; but over time, and having a boyfriend who literally loves cakes, I started to get interested in the matter and then tested some simple recipes. Now I love to cook cakes, loaves, cheesecake, tiramisu and other desserts… and this French apple cake is one of my favourites.

One thing you can be sure of is that the recipes I propose in the blog are very easy to make and successful otherwise I wouldn’t able to make them, and I always try to add a personal touch or experiment a little something different to discover new textures, flavours and original combinations.

The recipe that inspired me comes from the Spanish blog La reposteria de Miguel. I changed the way he prepares the apples and  covered the cake with a mascarpone & orange icing that really makes the difference 🙂

Also it is a perfect dessert if you have a lot of people to feed, especially around Christmas, because it is a BIG cake. Finally you can easily decorate it with a tasty icing and some ornaments, it will look like a professional cake coming from the pastry.

Some equipment helps a lot if you like to prepare cakes and other pastries. I recently bought a mixer with a removable bowl and love it. No need to spend a lot of money on it, the original price (mine cost 27 € ) does the job properly and I don’t need to hold the mixer while mixing the ingredients any longer, which is quite enjoyable. I use a long spatula to cover the cake with the icing evenly.

 

I like it because:

  • It is a BIG cake, quick and easy to make, and very convenient if you have many guests.
  • The two textures of the cake give it a professional look.
  • The mascarpone and orange icing adds a citrus taste to the cake that melts in the mouth.

Tricks:

  • Use a springform pan, “Bundt” type with a hole in the middle, so that it is easier to serve.
  • You will need 2 large bowls to split the pastry when you prepare the 2 different textures.
  • Brown the apples in a pan with a little bit of butter remove their acidity, as well as making them soft and slightly caramelized.
  • You can test many different icings on this cake. The buttercream of the lemon ricotta cake is also perfect.

Bon appétit!
 

 

Cat bombing into my picture!
Cat bombing into my picture!

 

Delicious French apple cake
Delicious French apple cake

 

Delicious French apple cake
Delicious French apple cake

 

Delicious French apple cake
Delicious French apple cake

 

Delicious French apple cake
Delicious French apple cake

 

Delicious French apple cake & orange mascarpone icing
Delicious French apple cake & orange mascarpone icing

 

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.