Apple cake

Apple cake

 This recipe comes from the pastry kitchen of the hotel Sofitel. A French chef was very unfriendly and always kept in secret his recipes. This Apple cake was one of my favorites so I made a plan to stole the recipe. One day I stayed working at the hotel during the night to prepare the next day breakfast so I had the keys of his kitchen, around 3am I entered there, got his recipe book went to the reception and friendly asked the receptionists if they could make a copy in exchange of some Belgium chocolate. They did and now we can all have this easy delicious cake. The chef was so mean that still makes me feel good about outsmart him and share this recipe as much as I can!

2 Apples (Honey crisp is the best option)
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
7 oz flour / 200g
1 tbsp baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/2 cup of raisins (you can soak them in your favorite alcoholic drink if you would like)

1. Grate the apples and reserve it.

2. Mix the eggs and sugar until you have a creamy texture. Add the oil and the flour on the mixture. Add the baking powder, salt and cinnamon and mix a little more.

3. When all the ingredients are homogenised add the apples, walnuts and raisins.  Bake on the oven for about 30 minutes on 350F. Each oven cook different, so keep your eye on the cake!

4. The cake will be ready when golden brown and when you can stick a toothpick inside and the toothpick comes clean.

5. The good thing about this cake is that keeps getting better and better with the days, does not gets dry and you can freeze if you wrap very well in plastic.