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Recipe for Apple Cake with Maple, Orange Zest and Pistachios by Dawn’s Recipes

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Recipe for Apple Cake with Maple, Orange Zest and Pistachios by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Apple Cake with Maple, Orange Zest and Pistachios. This dish qualifies as a Intermediate level recipe. It should take you about 2 hr 10 min to make this recipe. The Apple Cake with Maple, Orange Zest and Pistachios recipe should make enough food for 8 servings.

You can add your own personal twist to this Apple Cake with Maple, Orange Zest and Pistachios recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential bakeware items that might be necessary for this Apple Cake with Maple, Orange Zest and Pistachios recipe.

Ingredients for Apple Cake with Maple, Orange Zest and Pistachios

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/3 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus for greasing the pan
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup toasted pistachios

Directions for Apple Cake with Maple, Orange Zest and Pistachios

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter and line bottom with parchment.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Cream the brown sugar and butter in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 6 to 7 minutes; the mixture will lighten and double in volume. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition until combined. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Fold in the apple pieces.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  5. Cool the cake in the pan for 30 minutes, then remove the sides of the pan. Brush the cake with the maple syrup and sprinkle with the orange zest and toasted pistachios.

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  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
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  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Cake – Cake is a form of sweet food made from flour, sugar, and other ingredients, that is usually baked. In their oldest forms, cakes were modifications of bread, but cakes now cover a wide range of preparations that can be simple or elaborate, and that share features with other desserts such as pastries, meringues, custards, and pies.The most commonly used cake ingredients include flour, sugar, eggs, butter or oil or margarine, a liquid, and a leavening agent, such as baking soda or baking powder. Common additional ingredients and flavourings include dried, candied, or fresh fruit, nuts, cocoa, and extracts such as vanilla, with numerous substitutions for the primary ingredients. Cakes can also be filled with fruit preserves, nuts or dessert sauces (like pastry cream), iced with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with marzipan, piped borders, or candied fruit.Cake is often served as a celebratory dish on ceremonial occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. There are countless cake recipes; some are bread-like, some are rich and elaborate, and many are centuries old. Cake making is no longer a complicated procedure; while at one time considerable labor went into cake making (particularly the whisking of egg foams), baking equipment and directions have been simplified so that even the most amateur of cooks may bake a cake.
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  • Fruit – In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants that is formed from the ovary after flowering.Fruits are the means by which flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) disseminate their seeds. Edible fruits in particular have long propagated using the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship that is the means for seed dispersal for the one group and nutrition for the other; in fact, humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food. Consequently, fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world’s agricultural output, and some (such as the apple and the pomegranate) have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings.In common language usage, “fruit” normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures (or produce) of plants that typically are sweet or sour and edible in the raw state, such as apples, bananas, grapes, lemons, oranges, and strawberries. In botanical usage, the term “fruit” also includes many structures that are not commonly called “fruits”, such as nuts, bean pods, corn kernels, tomatoes, and wheat grains.
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  • Dessert – Dessert (/dɪˈzɜːrt/) is a course that concludes a meal. The course consists of sweet foods, such as confections, and possibly a beverage such as dessert wine and liqueur. In some parts of the world, such as much of Central Africa and West Africa, and most parts of China, there is no tradition of a dessert course to conclude a meal.The term dessert can apply to many confections, such as biscuits, cakes, cookies, custards, gelatins, ice creams, pastries, pies, puddings, macaroons, sweet soups, tarts and fruit salad. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its naturally occurring sweetness. Some cultures sweeten foods that are more commonly savory to create desserts.
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

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