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We have still been having cold, rainy weather here in Phoenix and I've got to tell you that I have actually been enjoying it as I anticipate the approaching summer months. It occurred to me that I had better get some baking out of my system now before we hit those scorching hot days when I won't be turning on my oven.
I like to read April J. Harris' blog. She has some wonderful recipes and this one, a Blackberry Apple Cake, was very tempting to me. Unfortunately, I didn't have blackberries or some of the other ingredients called for in the recipe. But I did have some frozen blueberries and Honeycrisp apples, so I decided to make something similar, but different with the ingredients that I had on hand. The result of that decision came out quite delicious!
For ease of removing from the pan after it is baked, be sure to use a greased 9" spring form pan. I made do for years without a spring form pan, but after I got one, I realized how nice they are. I found this great set on Amazon that has 3 sizes of pans plus spatula and smoother at a great price!
You will smooth the thick batter into the pan and then top it with a brown sugar cinnamon mixture and the apples. It looks great in the pan, even before you bake it!
Now, you bake it for 45 min. The aroma is so amazing, warm and inviting! It makes your mouth water just looking at it. Here it is straight out of the oven.
I let the kuchen rest for about 10 min. after coming out of the oven. Then, removed the outer ring and used a long spatula to set it on a serving platter. This is the beauty of the spring form pan. You don't want to flip those beautiful apples upside down and hide them! The long, offset spatula is another tool I didn't know was so helpful until I got one. It is a simple thing, but is such a big help for jobs like this one.
This fruity kuchen will make a beautiful dessert or even nice breakfast coffee cake. My husband and I ate dessert first last night! That is one of the beauties of being empty nesters! You can do what you want!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!