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‚Äôs Frank restaurant from a few years ago.¬†It can also be made in ramekins for individual servings. So comforting.
Makes 8 to 10 servings
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.