Okay, so what IS in a name? This week's TWD, chosen by Michelle over at Bake-En, is called Dimply Plum Cakes. Now either that's a term of endearment for your spouse gone horribly wrong, or else it's just a really unappealing name for something that should be appetizing, aka something sweet and desserty.
Therefore, I am not posting Dimply anything this week..because dimply is more like what we turn into from from EATING said TWD's...rather than an edible tasty.
Enough random babbling about unappealing dimply parts. I present you Cinnamon Apple Cake as my TWD. Much more edible sounding, right? Right.
The original recipe called for plums and cardamom. My version contained sliced apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg...a tasty combo. I replaced AP flour with White Wheat Flour, and sprinkled fresh ground cinnamon sugar on top of the apples before baking. One of the cakes, baked in small 2" square porcelain dishes, got a drizzle of oatmeal to bake into the top.
I was unsure about making the TWD this week because the name just sounded so wrong. But a few smart TWD gals said they had tried this recipe previously and loved it...and when I read it I thought seriously? It's just like a cinnamon coffee cake with fruit in it.
Why would anyone ever label this lovely thing a 'dimply cake' I am unsure. But names aside, this is great little breakfasty morning yumcake with apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and lots of whole grain goodness. Glad I made it...very tasty with a scoop of vanilla bean gelato.
Check out the other TWD Fruit Cakes here...and find the recipe over at Michelle's fabulous blog. But really, you should buy the book, it's cheap at Amazon and worth it!