Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Apple Weekend Cake

Dorie Greenspan Apple Weekend Cake on eatlivetravelwrite.comYou know you’re a dedicated Tuesdays with Dorie baker when you get off a 21 hour flight and you tell your mum “We need to bake a cake today so I can post about it tomorrow!” Thankfully, the Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi this week was a super easy one, and one I knew would appeal to both dad and mum, though I also knew we’d be minifying it (not needing a whole loaf for just three of us).

I was planning on making this in regular muffin tins for apple cupcakes but as soon as I saw mum’s pretty friand pans, I changed my mind. This is a simple cake recipe with cubes of sweet apple folded in to create a “substantial cake with a compact crumb.”

Baking Chez Moi Apple Weekend Cake on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Mini apple weekend cakes cooling on the balcony…

We halved the recipe to make six friand-size cakes which were perfect (if on the large side) single-serve desserts.

Dorie Greenspan Baking Chez Moi Apple Weekend Cake on eatlivetravelwrite.comDusted with icing sugar, they were simply perfect.

Icing sugar dusted Apple Weekend Cake on eatlivetravelwrite.comThough we did serve them with a dollop of thick cream and a few fresh raspberries.

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Apple Weekend Cake (that’s totally do-able even after 21 hours of flying!) on page 14 of Baking Chez Moi.

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9 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Apple Weekend Cake

  1. Cakelaw March 13, 2018 at 03:36 #

    Wasn’t this delicious! And your friand sized cakes are so cute.

  2. Geoff March 13, 2018 at 16:50 #

    And they made the house smell nice too

  3. Susan Swearengin March 13, 2018 at 18:25 #

    Love the mini cakes! This really was delicious!

  4. Diane Zwang March 13, 2018 at 22:28 #

    You are a trooper Mardi. I am glad you were able to make this cake or in your way little cakes. This was a delicious recipe.

  5. steph (whisk/spoon) March 13, 2018 at 22:56 #

    i love these as friands– i’ll take one with my flat white! i bet your parents were delighted to have you step off the plane and bake for them! 🙂

  6. Zosia March 14, 2018 at 07:58 #

    They’re so pretty as friands and sound delicious with cream and raspberries.

  7. sanya March 14, 2018 at 08:30 #

    These look fantastic mini sized! And they tasted so good too 🙂

  8. Margrét Jóhanna March 14, 2018 at 12:15 #

    Looks great. You are really dedicated :o)

  9. Summer March 14, 2018 at 13:07 #

    They look perfect and perfectly delectable. Yum! I’m amazed by your ability to minify recipes. Good idea.

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