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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Russian Apple Cake

Ingredients:
200g Butter
200g Sugar
200g Flour
125g Almonds, finely grounded
1tsp Cinnamon Powder
2 tsp Coco Powder
1 tsp Baking Powder
4 Eggs
3 Apples
70-80 ml Rum
For the icing
40g Butter
100g Dark Chocolate

Preparation:

1. Peel and slice the apples.


2. Add rum to the sliced apples and soak the apples for 15-20 minutes.


3. Mix Flour, baking powder, coco powder, cinnamon powder together and sieve it to get mixed evenly.
4. Add ground nuts to the above mixture and mix well.


5. Beat sugar and butter using an electric beater.


6. Add eggs and beat till it becomes creamy.


7. Add this to the flour nuts mixture and mix gently using a spatula.



8. Finally add nuts and sliced apple with rum and mix well.



9. Grease the pan with butter and sprinkle flour over it.


10. Pour this mixture to the pan.



11. Bake at 180c for 45-50 minutes (Bake till the tooth inserted in the center comes out clean).
12. Allow it to cool.



13. Melt chocolate and butter together using double boiler method.



14. Pour the chocolate icing over the cake and keep it in the refrigerator for an hour and serve chilled.

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