The name of this cake is straight out of Joanne Chang’s “Flour”. I am not really a fan of cakes because they end up too dry most of the time but the name made me curious. And after having tried a few recipes from her book, I trust her judgment. And after trying this cake I have to tell you, I am a big fan! Hopefully next year when I visit the USA I will be sure to swing by one of her bakeries.
Back to the cake, it wasn’t time-consuming at all and in fact most of the ingredients that go into this cake are to be found in the cupboard. Joanne uses Granny Smith apples but as I did not have enough of those I threw in 1 Braeburn. I made this cake Sunday night and brought some for my co-workers. Man, did I get some praise!!! They couldn’t stop talking about it. Now I get e-mails asking when I will make this again. I truly believe that this cake is for everyone, I gave it to about 7-8 different people and they all loved it, including me. Here’s what it looked like:
The cake was really moist and you could taste the spices( cinnamon, cloves, ginger) but it wasn’t overpowering. This cake will be definitely in my top 5 cakes. Enjoy!