Hi Guys ! Happy Monday !
Today’s recipe is an unbelievably moist cake that’s loaded with chunks of apples. Once you eat your first slice, you’ll be begging for more! It’s a big cake that’s really easy to make. Full of fresh apples, vanilla extract and yogurt for the moisture, it is a fabulous fall/winter dessert.
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 3 apples* (peeled, quartered, diced)
- 1 apple* (peeled, quartered, sliced for the top of the cake)
*I used pink lady apples for this recipe but you can use any other types of apple.
1 . Preheat oven to 360F. Grease and line base and sides of a 20cm round cake pan.
2 . In a large bowl, add the greek yogurt, the sugar, the eggs and the vanilla extract.
3 . Gently fold in the flour, the baking powder and canola oil.
4 . Add the 3 apples at the bottom of the pan and then add the mixture on top of it.
5 . Arrange the apple slices on top of the cake, then bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Chouquettes are little sugar puffs of choux pastry, sprinkled with pearl sugar. Making the dough is simple and chouquettes will be perfect as a snack.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup (250 ml) of water
- 1/2 cup (125g) of butter
- 1 1/4 cup (150g) of flour
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 5 eggs
1 . Preheat oven to 360ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2 . Heat the water, butter, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. (Make sure it is not boiling!!). Remove from heat, and add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Return the pan over medium-low heat and keep stirring until the dough forms a smooth ball that pulls away from the sides of the pan.
3 . Let the dough cool for 3 minutes then whisk in 4 eggs, one at a time, until shiny and smooth. Whisk the last egg but only add half of it into the preparation.
4. Use a piping bag fitted with a star tip to form small ball of batter.
5 . Make sure you are spacing the dough enough to give them a little room to spread. Brush with egg left-over using a pastry brush and sprinkle the dough balls generously with pearl sugar. Bake for 20 minutes. Once it is cooked, slightly open the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. It will help to keep them fluffy. Enjoy !
Pour la version française c’est par ici: Les Chouquettes