Monday, April 15, 2013

Dutch Apple Cake


Guess what ! A couple of weeks back I received an email from Amy @ uTry.it telling me that I'm one of the lucky winner of the Singing Dog products giveaway. I am totally thrilled to receive such good news early on that morning. This is the second time I've  won something from a giveaway so far. :o) And finally received the package two weeks later. I was told  to keep an eye on it cause some of the packages from Singing Dog Vanilla got rejected by the Malaysian customs department. Not sure why ! Oh yeah, I am super lucky indeed. haha...... I received a bottle of vanilla bean paste and vanilla blackberry sage tea (come with a bag) from Singing Dog Vanilla. I've been eyeing on this vanilla bean paste since a long time ago. OH FINALLY....finally...finally !!! I can't wait to try it out right away. I am definitely looking for something simple & quick to make and have chosen this Dutch Apple Cake.  Dutch apple cake is something look like an apple pie but it's actually a cake. Some recipe may omit the baking powder.


The natural aroma of the paste smell really awesome which is quite similar to my homemade vanilla extract but unlike those vanilla essence. You can too check out Singing Dog Vanilla.for some of their products

Ingredients :
150gm   butter
3/4 cup  sugar
4 eggs
a pinch of salt
1-1/2 tspn Singing Dog vanilla paste
2 cups  all purpose flour
1/8 tspn  baking powder (optional)

Ingredients for apple filling :
3 apples, skinned & diced
3 TB brown sugar
1 tspn cinnamon powder
(combine all & mix well, set aside for 10 mins)

Method :
(1) beat together butter, salt, vanilla paste, sugar & eggs till fluffy.
(2) stir in flour & baking powder and mix well, the mixture should look like paste form.
(3) divide into 2 portions and spread half of each portion to a 4x8x2.5" greased tray..
(4) next, place on the apple mixture and cover the top with the remaining dough.
(5) finally, bake at preheated oven 175'C for about 40 mins or till brown.
(6) leave to cool for 5 mins before slicing.

This cake looks quite thin and slim. Sounds good for diet watching. haha.... I think it would looks quite pretty on a pie pan as well. Will double up the apples the next time I make this.

Vanilla, apple and cinnamon.....what else are you expecting for ! And I am serving them with frozen yogurt, strawberry & strawberry sauce. YUmmmmm...... No more BLUE Monday !

21 comments:

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

Kristy, Congratulations! I've never won anything so long... :D Lucky you!
The Dutch apple cake looks very delicious :)

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

哇,满满的料,肯定好吃极了:)

reana claire said...

Congratulations Kristy!
Singing Dog Vanilla.. what a name.. I thought it was dog food! oh gosh!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Congrats Krisy! This year I still have no luck ler, hehehe..I also thought it was dog food with the dog name, hahaha..anyway, your cake sound yummy!

ICook4Fun said...

Congratulations Kristy!!! I hardly ever won anything except once from Cuisine paradise which is instant noddles. Love the name of the product :)

divya said...

wow ..it looks fab ...so tempting

Laura Dembowski said...

Those products sound really cool. I also love the look of the cake with all those apples!

Happy Valley Chow said...

What an awesome prize! Looks like you put it to great use and made something delicious!

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

Pamela said...

CONGRATULATIONS DEAR KRISTY, WHAT A GREAT PACK YOU GOT, THAT VANILLA PASTE LOOKS AMAZING, WISH I COULD TRY SOME OF YOUR CAKE, I WILL KEEP THE RECIPE, AND WILL DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF APPLES TOO, I LOVE CAKES WITH LOTS OF FRUIT. BIG HUG MY FRIEND

Medeja said...

YUMMY! I guess everything what I can say is in that word :)

Mich Piece of Cake said...

Congratulations on winning the giveaway, Kristy! I bet the cake was amazing with that vanilla.

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes said...

Congrats, Kristy! The apple cake looks inviting!

Tze @ Awayofmind said...

congratulations Kristy! The apple cake looks delicious! and this is my first time seeing vanilla bean paste :)

Angie Schneider said...

The cake looks really moist and beautiful, Kristy.

Vivian Pang said...

Congrats ! The vanilla paste must be packed with vanilla goodness. Nice cake with the apples in between. Love it!

hanushi said...

congrats!!!
for the apples do you use green or red apples. do we need to peel?

Zoe said...

Hi Kristy,

Nice to know everyday will be a happy day if we eat this beautiful cake.

Congrats that you are the winner of this great gift!

Zoe

Jeannie Tay said...

Congrats on the win! I too have won some stuff online but never from overseas:D Bet your cakes smell extra fragrant with the vanilla paste:)

My Little Space said...

Hi Hanushi,
I used green apples but I'm not quite particular to both apples. I normally use whatever leftover fruits I have. :o) Yes, those apples need to be skinned. Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy & Hope you're having a lovely evening.
Kristy

Amy said...

Congratulations again and I'm so glad the package arrived safely. :) Oh...your apple cake looks divine. I can't wait to try it out too. Gotta love that vanilla paste. So easy to use and so fragrant.

Kitchen Butterfly said...

That vanilla paste looks so full of flavour. And the cake, knowing that it has been inspired by the Dutch (I lived in the Netherlands for 4 years so I a partial to Dutch things) looks wonderful.

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