APPLE PUDDING CAKE WITH MAPLE SYRUP

This is an old-fashioned pudding cake made with apples and maple syrup. Adding caramel to maple mixture for the bottom is from a dessert at the AGO’s Frank restaurant from a few years ago. It can also be made in ramekins for individual servings. So comforting.

This is an old-fashioned pudding cake made with apples and maple syrup. Adding caramel to maple mixture for the bottom is from a dessert at the AGO’s Frank restaurant from a few years ago. It can also be made in ramekins for individual servings. So comforting.

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 8 wedges each (Golden Delicious)
  • cake:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla paste or 1 tsp/5mL pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
  • maple syrup

Method

    1. Stir sugar and water together in a deep skillet. Bring to a boil and, without stirring, cook until sugar turns golden about 5 to 7 minutes. Standing back add maple syrup and butter. Mixture will bubble up a bit.  Add apple slices and cook gently about 10 minutes until tender. Cool.

    2. For the cake cream butter and sugar until light. Add eggs one at a time and add vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients alternatively with buttermilk to make a batter.

    3. Place apple mixture in the bottom of a buttered 9" baking dish or 12 buttered ramekins. Spread batter over apple mixture.

    4. Bake in a preheated 350F until firm in the centre about 45 to 50 minutes or longer for one or 30 to 40 minutes for individual ones until centre of cake is cooked and a toothpick comes out dry.

    5. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream and maple syrup.

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