Apple Cream Cheese Gâteau


by Feli Chic'Cuisine

​​​A classic mix of apples and cinnamon flavors, base with a layer of apples and cheese cream makes this dessert doubly delicious.


Ingredients;

Serves 8

  • 3 large eggs

  • 105g (1/2 cup) sugar

  • 90g (3/4 cup) all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

For the Filling

  • 4 large apples, divided

  • 4 Tbsp honey

  • 1 Tbsp water

  • 75g (1/2 cup) golden raisin

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 345g (1 1/2 cups) cream cheese

  • 4 tsp ricotta cheese

  • 2 tsp lemon juice

  • 3 Tbsp apricot glaze



Method


​​​​1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F). Grease and line an 23 cm (9-inch) round cake pan. In a small bowl combine the flour and ground cinnamon.Set aside.


2. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together with a hand-held electric until thick and mousse-like. Gently fold in the mixture flour. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until it springs back when lightly pressed. Cool on a wire rack.


MAKE THE FILLING


​​​​​3. Peel, core and slice three of the apples and put them in a saucepan. Add 2 tablespoons of the honey and the water. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Add the raisin and cinnamon, stir well. Let cool.

​​​​​​4. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, the rest of honey (2 tablespoons), ricotta cheese and half of the lemon juice. Beat until the mixture is smooth.

CAKE ASSEMBLY

​​​​​5. Halve the cake horizontally place the bottom half on a board and drizzle with apple syrup. Spread with two-third of the cheese mixture, then top with the apple filling. Place the second layer on top. Spread remaining​ cheese mixture over top.


6. Core and slice the remaining apples, sprinkle with lemon juice. Decorate the edge of the cake. Brush the apples with apricot glaze.


​​​​​​​7. Swirl the remaining cheese mixture over the top of the cake. Core and slice the remaining apple, sprinkle with lemon juice and use to decorate the edge of the cake; brush with apricot glaze.



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