Recipe by blucoat
This recipe is from Bon Appétit Magazine (May 2001). You can substitute pears for the apples. I think it would also make great muffins. You can add a little rum or cognac to the apples while sauteing for some extra zip.
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 small golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 12 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh raspberry
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F Butter and flour 9x9x2-inch baking pan or a bundt pan. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar. Sauté until tender and juices cook away, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool. Mix raspberries into apples.
- Using electric mixer, beat remaining 6 tablespoons butter in medium bowl until fluffy. Beat in remaining 1 cup sugar, then eggs 1 at a time. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla extract. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and ginger over; beat inches Spread 13/4 cups batter in prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with fruit. Drop remaining batter evenly over by teaspoonfuls, spacing apart (batter will spread to cover during baking).
- Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean and top is golden brown, about 40 minutes. Place cake in pan on rack and cool completely.