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Meringue Apple Cake

by Feli Chic'Cuisine

Enjoy the serene simplicity of a timeless apple cinnamon cake, a treasured recipe passed down through generations. This delightful creation seamlessly blends its core ingredients into a perfect fusion of flavors. What's truly enchanting is how this cake melts in your mouth with its sweet, aromatic, and warmly spiced goodness.
Photo @Feli Chic'Cuisine

Enjoy the serene simplicity of a timeless apple cinnamon cake, a treasured recipe passed down through generations. This delightful creation seamlessly blends its core ingredients into a perfect fusion of flavors. What's truly enchanting is how this cake melts in your mouth with its sweet, aromatic, and warmly spiced goodness. It's a timeless culinary gem that celebrates the beauty of changing seasons and is always a delight to enjoy.


The cake starts with a soft and delicate biscuit base, reminiscent of classic, old-fashioned recipes. It warmly cradles the sweet apple slices, creating a flavor that feels like a natural gift.

On the top, there's a golden and airy meringue that wraps the apple-cinnamon goodness with elegance.


When you take a bite, you experience a delightful contrast as the meringue's crispy outer layer gives way to a soft and light inside, creating a delightful mix of textures and flavors that will please your palate.

 


Step-by-Step Guided Video:


A Timeless Dessert


At the core of this cake is a cherished family recipe from our old cookbook. Every year, when autumn arrives with its colorful foliage and cool weather, I can't resist making this timeless dessert.


Gathering the ingredients and mix them together to bake, I feel a deep connection to my family's past. It's a way to savor the flavors and memories that have been cherished for generations. The kitchen is filled with the comforting scent of apples and cinnamon, a reminder of the changing seasons.


With every slice of this cake, I honor my family's love for autumn and the culinary treasures passed down through the years. It's a dessert that not only pleases the taste buds but also warms the heart, truly capturing the essence of the season and our enduring culinary heritage.


A Quick and Easy Recipe - Tips

Jonathane apples are the top pick for this cake, known for their naturally sweet-tart taste, meaning you may not need extra sugar. But if you want it sweeter, just add 2-3 teaspoons of sugar to suit your taste.


This recipe is exceptionally simple and quick, utilizing just a few common ingredients, all measured using tablespoons. You'll require two eggs, with the egg whites and yolks separated, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 4 tablespoons of oil, 4 tablespoons of sour cream, 4 tablespoons of flour, and an additional one teaspoon of baking powder.


Begin by peeling the apples, grating them with a coarse grater, and then squeezing out the juice before sautéing them. Once removed from heat, incorporate a teaspoon of cinnamon and allow the apples to cool.


Meanwhile, prepare the cake batter by whisking two egg yolks with 4 tablespoons of sugar until the mixture becomes pale. Gradually add 4 tablespoons of oil, gently mixing in the same direction. Dissolve the baking powder in the 4 tablespoons of sour cream and blend it into the yolk mixture. Slowly add the flour, stirring to achieve a uniform consistency.


Pour this resulting mixture into a rectangular baking pan that's been lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until it's partially baked. If you don't have parchment paper, you can grease the baking dish with oil and dust it with flour to ensure the sides are also covered. Shake the pan to remove any excess flour.


During the bake time, beat the two egg whites with 2-3 tablespoons of sugar to your desired level of sweetness, creating a meringue.


Once the partially baked cake is removed from the oven, spread the sautéed apples evenly across the entire surface of the cake. Top this with the meringue. Return it to the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the meringue turns golden brown.


Afterward, take the cake out of the oven and allow it to cool. You can serve it alongside a flavorful cup of coffee or enjoy it as a delightful dessert following a delicious meal.


I wholeheartedly recommend this cake. Not only is it an incredibly easy-to-make, seasonal, and delicately flavored dessert, but its aroma is truly unforgettable.

 


Prepare the Apples

Enjoy the serene simplicity of a timeless apple cinnamon cake, a treasured recipe passed down through generations. This delightful creation seamlessly blends its core ingredients into a perfect fusion of flavors. What's truly enchanting is how this cake melts in your mouth with its sweet, aromatic, and warmly spiced goodness.
@Feli Chic'Cuisine

Prepare the Biscuit and Bake

Enjoy the serene simplicity of a timeless apple cinnamon cake, a treasured recipe passed down through generations. This delightful creation seamlessly blends its core ingredients into a perfect fusion of flavors. What's truly enchanting is how this cake melts in your mouth with its sweet, aromatic, and warmly spiced goodness.
@Feli Chic'Cuisine

Enjoy the serene simplicity of a timeless apple cinnamon cake, a treasured recipe passed down through generations. This delightful creation seamlessly blends its core ingredients into a perfect fusion of flavors. What's truly enchanting is how this cake melts in your mouth with its sweet, aromatic, and warmly spiced goodness.
@Feli Chic'Cuisine

Prepare the Meringue

Enjoy the serene simplicity of a timeless apple cinnamon cake, a treasured recipe passed down through generations. This delightful creation seamlessly blends its core ingredients into a perfect fusion of flavors. What's truly enchanting is how this cake melts in your mouth with its sweet, aromatic, and warmly spiced goodness.
@Feli Chic'Cuisine

Final Bake

Enjoy the serene simplicity of a timeless apple cinnamon cake, a treasured recipe passed down through generations. This delightful creation seamlessly blends its core ingredients into a perfect fusion of flavors. What's truly enchanting is how this cake melts in your mouth with its sweet, aromatic, and warmly spiced goodness.
@Feli Chic'Cuisine


 

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 35 min

Total time: 55 min

Servings: 8

 

Ingredients

For the apple Topping

  • 8 -10 apples

  • 2 Tbsp sugar (optional)

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

 For the Biscuit

  • 2 yolks

  • 4 Tbsp sugar

  • 4 Tbsp vegetable oil

  • 4 Tbsp cream

  • 4 Tbsp all purpose flour (plus 1 Tbsp if needed)

  • 1 tsp baking soda

For the Meringue

  • 2 egg whites (use the two from the yolk)

  • 2 Tbsp sugar (plus one, if desired)


 

Method

Prepare the Apples


1. Start by peeling, coring, and grating the apples. Use your hands or a sieve to squeeze out the juice. Sprinkle sugar over the grated apples and stir to coat them.


2. In a saucepan set over medium heat, add the prepared apples. Sauté them until they become soft, which should take about 2-3 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the cinnamon. Set this apple mixture aside.


Prepare the Biscuit

3. Preheat your oven to 180°C (360°F) and generously grease and line a 20 x 30 cm rectangular pan with baking paper.


4. In a bowl, cream the egg yolks with sugar until the mixture becomes a pale yellow. Gradually, add the oil.


5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the cream with baking soda. Add this mixture to the egg yolks and combine it thoroughly. Gradually add the flour.


6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until it just starts to turn golden, which should take approximately 10-15 minutes.


Prepare the Meringue

7. Whip the egg whites until they become foamy. Gradually add the sugar while continuously whipping until the meringue holds stiff peaks.


8. Remove the pan with the partially baked biscuit from the oven and spread the sautéed apple filling evenly over the biscuit layer. Then, top it with the prepared meringue. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the meringue turns golden-brown.


9. Allow the dessert to cool slightly at room temperature before serving.

Enjoy!


Enjoy the serene simplicity of a timeless apple cinnamon cake, a treasured recipe passed down through generations. This delightful creation seamlessly blends its core ingredients into a perfect fusion of flavors. What's truly enchanting is how this cake melts in your mouth with its sweet, aromatic, and warmly spiced goodness.
Photo @Feli Chic'Cuisine
​“Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard." ― Walt Whitman

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