View Full Version : Need recipe from Oct BA - can u help?

09-27-2003, 11:41 AM
I was at a bookstore last night and skimmed through a few magazines to see what I wanted to pick up. I remember leafing through an issue of Bon Appetit. I think it was Oct. I really want the recipe for the Apple Spice Cake with Walnuts and Currants. If you have it could you please post it? I ended up picking up Gourmet.

09-27-2003, 12:41 PM
Just picked up my copy yesterday. Here is your recipe. Let me know a review when you make it.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Apple Spice Cake with Walnuts and Currants

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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Cinnamon-sugar Walnuts
1 egg white
1 cup walnut pieces -- large
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon unsalted butter -- plus 3/4 cup (1 1.2 sticks) at room temperature
2 medium Granny Smith apples -- peeled, cored cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 medium Jonagold apples -- peeled, cored cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 large egg
1 cup toasted walnuts -- chopped
1 cup dried currants
8 ounces cream cheese -- at room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter -- at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar -- packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 generous teaspoon dried currants

For Walnuts: Preheat oven 375F. LIne large baking sheet with foil. Beat egg white in medium bowl until foamy. Mix in remaining ingredients. Spread walnuts in single layer on prepared sheet. Bake until walnuts are golden, about 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet. Transfer walnuts to work surface and chop coarsely.

For Cake: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add all apples; cover and simmer until apples are juicy and almost tender, stirring occasionally, about 18 minutes. Uncover and simmer until almost all juices evaporate, about 6 minutes. Using potato masher, mash apples in pan. Cool.

Position rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour two 8 inch cake pans with 1 1/2 inch high sides. Whisk flour and next 5 ingredients in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat remaining 3/4 cup butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in half of flour mixture on low speed, then all of apple-sauce then remaining flour mixture. Mix in 1 cup toasted walnuts and currants.

Divide batter between pans; smooth tops. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean about 40 minutes. Cool cakes in pans on racks 5 minutes. Turn cakes out onto racks and cool.

For Icing: Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, and butter in large bowl until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat to blend.

Place 1 cake layer on plate; spread 1/2 cup icing over top. Top with second cake layer. Spread remaining icing over top and sides of cake. Arrange cinnamon-sugar walnuts in ring 1/2 inch in from edge of cake. Sprinkle walnuts with currants. Chill cake until icing sets, about 30 minutes.

(Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover with Cake dome and keep chilled. Bring to room temperature before serving.)

"A high porportion of butter makes for an extra-smooth and rich icing. For best results use Philadelphia brand cream cheese."
"Bon Appetit October 2003 page 128"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 552 Calories; 19g Fat (30.4% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 93g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 72mg Cholesterol; 316mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Fat; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

09-27-2003, 01:19 PM
Thanks Lonetree! I have a couple of birthdays to make cakes for in November, maybe I'll make this one then, if not sooner. I'll get back to you when I do try it.:)