A very nice apple cake. The addition of nuts, raisins and coconut made it even better. East to make too. I just made one change and that was to use half whole wheat and half white flour.
Lovely recipe! Made one 7" fairly shallow cake, three large muffins (there's 3 of us!) and lots of cup cakes! I iced them all with unrefined golden icing sugar - delicious! A big thanks from all of us!
For Christmas this year, my neighbor presented me with a huge assortment of apples. Decided to thank her by preparing a nice apple cake to compliment her traditional Itailian Christmas dinner. While I can't comment on the final taste, thought I would drop a note about the preparation. The directions were just terrific and precise, something much appreciated in this cake which is somewhat unusual. Thanks for the warning about the batter. I really didn't seem like enough while I was putting the apple, nuts, coconut and raisins in. But in fact the cake had a good rise and enveloped the apples and other goodies. The smell was just amazing and the cake quite moist like a pudding cake. If there are leftovers, I get to try it tomorrow and report back.
Very delicious. I made this last night with our Italian meal and it was very good. It baked up easily and I served it with whipped fresh cream that I barely sweetened. The cake does have lots of flavor so I didn't want anything to over power that. I love the amaretto in it and I used granny smith apples. Thanks for sharing and letting me review your 1st post!!
This is very yummy! I used almond extract as I didn't have any amaretto - I think a few drops is insufficient. I used about 1/2 tsp and found that the taste is ok, not too strong. I would have preferred to use slightly more. I halved the recipe and baked as cupcakes (180C, 20mins) - it's easier as I don't need to cut it, and it's easier to bring to my friends. I really like the chopped walnuts in these. I used my Tefal grinder to chop them. I also sprinkled some reserved walnuts ontop of the cupcakes. These have really good flavor and chock full of goodies. Thanks for posting. (PICK YOUR CHEF Nov04)