Apple and cinnamon pound cake

Date settembre 25, 2012


Hello from London. Four lines just to tell you that the book translation goes on, though slowly, I leave rarely the house – consider me crazy, if you want – but believe me, working with four other crazy girls here beside me makes it more fun. I’m also baking a lot, because after a day of translation, when your eyes are crossed and you do not know in which language you have to speak, a slice of pound cake with apples and cinnamon relaxes the soul and makes everyone happier. And then, the next day, you have your breakfast ready, so it is double worth the time it takes… not to mention the cozy smell that will put you to bed.

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But now the cake, which is essential in its simplicity, moist inside thank to the soft apples, light and comforting. It is autumn knocking at your door, open and let in a gust of fresh air and yellow leaves. A slice of apple pound cake and a cup orange and cinnamon tea will warm you up.

Apple and cinnamon pound cake
 
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Recipe type: Cake
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8
You'll need
  • 200 g whole plain yogurt
  • 200 g of cane sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g flour
  • 50 g almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 2 apples
How to make it
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Weigh the eggs with their shell. What will be the weight that should be used for flour, yogurt and sugar.
  3. Beat the yoghurt and the cane sugar until smooth.
  4. Beat in one egg per time, then fold in gently the flour sifted with the baking powder, the almond flour and the cinnamon. Cube the apples and fold them gently into the batter.
  5. Leave in the fridge for a few hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 180°C, line a cake mould with parchment paper and scrape the batter into the mould.
  7. Bake the cake for about 45 minutes until golden brown and dry inside.

A few notes:

  • don’t you dare skipping the batter rest in the fridge, it is what prevents the fruit from collapsing to the bottom. Be patient and the apples will be perfectly distributed in the cake, making it soft and juicy.
  • if you want to use yogurt instead of butter, use the same amount of room temperature butter in your cake, you will get a richer and crumby cake. I tried also this version and I recommend it, with plums and orange peel.
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29 Responses to “Apple and cinnamon pound cake”

  1. Regula @ Miss Foodwise said:

    The small of warm apples is perfect for the first autumn days! Save me a piece to try ;-)
    x

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  2. Rosa said:

    A beautiful cake! I’d love to have a slice for tea time…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Zita said:

    I think I recognize Asha’s hands on one of the photos! :)

    I was looking forward this recipe after reading what the others (Beth, Sarka) told about it! :)

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  4. Anna Riddell said:

    Looks delicious – I baked three cakes for coffee today at the office – wish I had seen this first!
    If you’re in London Juls, give me a call! xxx

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  5. Sarvani (baker in disguise) said:

    You can’t go wrong with apple and cinnamon… love the rustic look on this one… although plums have left the market out here.. love the sound of plums and orange peel!!

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  6. Katarina said:

    Delicious cake. Cinnamon and apples are good together :)

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  7. Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe said:

    This looks sooo delicious and would make for a great mid-afternoon snack! I bet it also freezes pretty well, which means that I can portion it and take it with me at school :)
    Yay!
    Thanks for the recipe!

    xo, Elisa

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  8. Beatrice said:

    Wow this looks so delicious and the recipe seems relatively easy to do. This would be perfect with tea, like you said, especially on a rainy day! Ah!

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  9. Asha said:

    This was absolutely yummmy!!! So sad it’s over…. juls.. hint hint ;-)

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  10. Karen said:

    This looks like the perfect Fall cake. It would make the best french toast in the morning smothered in maple syrup. Thanks Juls!

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  11. Stephanie said:

    My batter is now in the fridge. This simple recipe cheered me up after a long day at work – thank you!

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  12. Julia said:

    this looks delicious! I am always on the lookout for new ideas for Fall apple recipes.

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  13. Maggie said:

    I’d really love to try this but I need it translated into cups,Farenheit, etc…also the eggs comment is stumping me, do I use all the eggs or what?

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    Lisa Risposta:

    I too was stumped by the eggs but I think I have figured it out. She is talking about a ratio based on the eggs. If 3 eggs, with shell, weigh 175 g then your flours, sugar and yogurt should each match this weight to have the correct proportions. To make this myself, I am going to use my kitchen scale and set it to grams. I am trying this for some friends tomorrow night. Wish me luck!

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    Giulia Risposta:

    That’s perfectly explained Lisa!
    Good luck with your apple pund cake, let me know how it turned out!
    all the best
    Giulia

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  14. Laura said:

    I want to try this but I need it translated into cups,fareheit,etc…I am also confused about the eggs. Could you please clarify so I can make this it sounds delicious.Thanks

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    helen brallier Risposta:

    please put this recipe in cups teaspoons etc…..I would love to make this recipe

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  15. Kankana said:

    apple and cinnamon .. a perfect pair to celebrate autumn!

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  16. Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper said:

    This looks delicious! I think I’m going to make it as a birthday gift!

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  17. Denise @ TLT said:

    Oh dear, this looks crazy good. I can smell it from the screen and it’s immediately saved in my favorites. Will be making this very soon! Have fun in London!

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  18. Averie @ Averie Cooks said:

    Stunning cake! I love the density, the apples, the moistness…mmmmm, pinned!

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  19. Averie @ Averie Cooks said:

    Stunning cake! Pinning this! Beautiful photos & great recipe!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks Risposta:

    Obviously I liked it so much that I pinned it twice – something about your photos just makes me want a big slice, right now :)

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    Giulia Risposta:

    you are so kind!!

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  20. Louise said:

    Oh my goodness this looks divine! I’m definitely going to make this one, if not tomorrow then by the weekend at the latest!

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    Giulia Risposta:

    Hi Louise, so happy! have you tried it?

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  22. Lubaina said:

    What can I substitute for the almond flour?

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    Indra Spicer Risposta:

    ground almonds. or process whole almonds in Processor finely but don’t over-do it or the oils would be released and make it oily

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