Grandma's Style Apple Cake with Vanilla Sauce

  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 45 min
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Apple Cake:

4 apples

1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus 1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon sugar

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1 cup flour

1/2 tablespoon baking powder

Vanilla Sauce:

1 vanilla bean

2 cups milk scalded

6 yolks

1/2 cup sugar


  1. Peel the apples and cut into thin slices. Toss slices in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Melt butter. Brush mold with butter. Cool the remaining butter to room temperature and add 1/2 cup of sugar and brown sugar. Whisk butter and sugars until fluffy. Add egg with milk and whisk. Stir in flour, baking powder and remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour into the mold. Put the sliced apples on top and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 40 minutes.;

Vanilla Sauce:

  1. Scrape the vanilla bean into scalded milk. Whisk yolks and sugar. Add a little hot milk to the yolk and sugar mixture. Pour back into the hot milk. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon over a low heat until it starts to thicken. Make sure it does not boil. Strain and let cool down.
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