Friday, November 12, 2010

Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake

Marie-Helene's Apple Cake

Better late then never, right?! 

I try to participate in food blogging events that sound interesting to me.  The problem arises when there are fixed schedules.  Lots of time school and life get in the way.  Like this.  I really wanted to make this cake back in October when I was supposed to for French Fridays with Dorie, but I didn’t.  As a matter of fact, even though there have been 4 spotlighted recipes so far (and even more new ones for November), this is the first one I’ve made.

I just have to accept my limitations.  And one of those is that, yes, I will work my way through this book, and hopefully get a few recipes right when they are supposed to happen, but if not, I’m not going to fuss at myself too much.  I’m just going to post them when I make them (on a Friday at least!) and hope they don’t kick me out!!

Marie-Helene's Apple Cake

Anyway, some people love this cake and some don’t.  You can put me in the former!  I agree with what a lot of people said, it is more custardy and almost like a bread pudding.  Well, I love bread puddings, so I love this.  I will be making this lots and lots. 

Look at me…I’m a baker!  Who’d have thought!

 

 

This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!

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28 comments:

Peter M said...

So simple yet so different with the cubs of apple. Tea time yet?

Joanne said...

I have to say, I was shocked when you tweeted that you were making this. The self proclaimed non-baker that you are and all. but it looks just perfect! I have not gotten my act together at ALL for FFWD. But I do love that I don't HAVE to. This looks fantastic!

girlichef said...

That looks amazing w/ those big, fat apple chunks! mmmmmmmmm...

Melynda said...

I am not a FFWD blogger, but this cake has made the rounds, and each time I see it I know I want to make it. Granddaughter is here for the weekend, we can make this cake together, thanks.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I would love it --since I love bread pudding also!!!!! Yum!!!!!

We bought some Apple Pie Ice Cream last week... VERY good... I had never had it before.
Hugs,
Betsy

La Table De Nana said...

I am still looking forward to getting this book one day..Your cake as Linda's was etc..inspirations!Jacques adores bread pudding so he would be w/ you:)

Amy said...

Right when I saw the title/picture, I thought "What? Pam baked? What's going on?!" Ha. I do love apples in desserts. Looks good.

I have an entire list of food blogging events that interest me, but I just can't handle the commitment. Hosting PPN every once in a while is my limit.

Cathy said...

I'm one of those odd ones who just didn't care for this cake very much. I think it's the texture that put me off. Your cake is beautiful, Pam, and looks delish.

Judi said...

It's perfect, and it looks delicious. You did good.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Great cake! I know what you mean about life getting in the way of blogging! It's hard to keep up with everything, isn't it.

food for thought said...

it looks so good, how could you have waited!

shabby girl said...

Yes, better late than never! This cake is so cute! We've been crazy into apples this year, and this looks delicious!

June said...

Oh my goodness Pam. That looks incredibly incredible and I want some right now - not just a piece but the whole darn thing. Beautiful job Pam and as always, your photo's are amazing! Congratulations. Well done!

Esme said...

This cake looks lovely-and so perfect for fall-I love anything with apples this time of the year.

Ingrid said...

Your description of this apple cake has me thinking I'd like it. We LOVE bread pudding and custardy desserts.

Lovely photos, btw! Happy Friday!
~ingrid

Mimi said...

We enjoyed this cake too.
Mimi

Jacqueline said...

I can see whay you wanted to make it so much, it looks delicious. I know what you mean about having the time. I am struggling too.

Marjie said...

I love bread pudding, too! I'm coming for some the next time you make it.

Aurelia said...

That looks divine! I like apple cake when it's done well and that definitely looks great :)

Psychgrad said...

Beautiful cake! I have the same problem with wanting to participate, but not being able to meet a fixed schedule.

Reeni said...

A custardy apple cakes sounds divine! I have a giant bag of apples languishing - I'm inspired!

Kim said...

Pam - You baked a cake...and it looks delicious! I'm thinking that you are a baker after all ;-)

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Pam, looks positively beautiful - I know I would love a big slice of that :-)
Sue

Chris said...

I'm not sure how I would like it since I'm not big on cakes but it looks really good. I just don't eat a lot of sweets.

Carolina said...

Oh yum! Reminds me of the apple cake my mother used to make. It would be Klaassien Alberdina's Apple Cake in that case. Doesn't sound as poetic, but still is a very tasty cake ;-)

a good yarn said...

Splendid! Apples, cake, custard, ice cream. What's not to like?

rebecca said...

I've been totally behind on the FFWD train too. I made two last month, this month I'm hoping for a 3-course catch up this Friday. Oy.

It turned out beautifully though-- your pictures are fantastic!

grace said...

what a unique apple creation! it looks so very moist and pudding-esque, and i love the way the apples are chunked!