The Apple Cake is always a special cake, but have you ever tried adding a bit of amaretto liqueur from Saronno to it? Well, taste is even more special...!
If you haven't got this particular liqueur from Saronno, or if you'd prefer not using liqueurs, you may replace it with milk or orange juice. In this case, this cake is perfect for your breakfast or your children's snack time!
You can prepare a wide range of luscious cakes using apples, some simpler ones like the Apple Yogurt Cake with Hazelnuts, other ones a bit more elaborated, like the Apple Pie.
Chiara Epifanio from Tropea has sent this Apple and Amaretto Liqueur Cake recipe to me, the picture is hers! Chiara wrote: "I usually prepare this cake for group occasion, because many people like its taste; so I bring it to my daughter's school parties, to the parish reunions, to my motorcycle club meetings, in short to every occasion I'll be with my friends. Everyone usually likes it and finds it delicious maybe because I love adding liqueur (amaretto in this case)....what a smell it leaves all around home....mmmmh!
- 3 Eggs
- 300 g Sugar
- 500 g Flour
- 250 g Butter, melted
- 60 g Amaretto Liqueur (from Saronno in this recipe, you can replace it with orange juice or milk you prefer)
- 1 Baking Powder Sachet (15-16 g)
- 2 Apples
- Icing Sugar to taste
How to prepare Apple and Amaretto Liqueur Cake
Insert the butterfly tool inside the bowl.
Add eggs and sugar. Whip 3 Min. Speed 4.
Add flour (slightly), the melted butter, the baking powder and the liqueur. Speed 4 until it is well amalgamated.
You'll get a thick mixture not too watery. If you like it more watery you can add some more liquid (liqueur or milk).
Pour the mixture in a 26 cm diameter baking pan you previously buttered and covered with flour.
Place apple slices on the surface creating a radial shape, put some pieces in the centre too.
Bake for about 60 Min. at 180°C.
Check the cooking with a toothpick!
Take it out of the oven and let it get cold. Then spread with icing sugar.
Translated from the Italian recipe
Torta alle Mele e Amaretto Bimby