Tuesday, September 23, 2008

TWD: What's In a Name...Cinnamon Apple Cakes.



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!

18 comments:

n.o.e said...

Dimply is cute in babies and in cakes, but not in things like thighs... Your apple cakes look scrumptious. I'll bet they were good with that whole wheat flour - I used it for most of my flour as well, and it had a cool flavor and texture. Lovely pictures - I may have to try this with apple next.
Nancy

Amelia said...

They look and sound delicious! Do you use a specific type of apple for this? E & A would enjoy this I'm sure!

PheMom said...

LOL! Your very cute and not at all dimply cake looks really great!

CB said...

I must be the only one that didn't think that "dimply" was a bad thing! I was thinking b/c the plums make indentions=dimples in the cake. Apparently I need to brush up on my dimple lingo! HAHA. Your version looks good! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Mary Ann said...

I love your apple cake! It sounds so good with those spices and looks delicious. Perfect to bring in fall.

Engineer Baker said...

I love the final pic, it just screams fall to me. And you have to admit that dimply can be cute - just think of the babies!

SUGAR BETTY said...

I like your adaptation hon. I was surprised that I even made these. I used cherries and cinnamon instead. They loob fab . . yumcakes indeed! :)

SUGAR BETTY said...

I meant "look" not "loob". DOH!

Lori said...

i had problems with the word dimply too, but i like your idea of 'dimply plum' being an endearment! i say sugar plum already, so maybe i'll just expand my plum endearment vocab.

Anne said...

It looks great with the apples and the whole wheat flour- yum!

Pamela said...

Agreed that all things Dorie are making me a little too dimply!! Your take on the cake looks very good.

Tracey said...

Funny post! Glad to hear it worked out with the apples and cinnamon. I wanted to try apples but since Dorie didn't mention it as a variation, I was wary.

Kayte said...

Wow...this looks fabulous. Must. Make. This. Soon. Apple season here!

Prudy said...

Hey- your post is so much like mine-dimply objections and cinnamon apple cakes. Great minds, right??:)

Cathy said...

I love your version with apples and WW flour. And taking out the word "dimply." I actually found that the cake part of this recipe just screamed for fall fruit rather than summer fruit. Your pictures are fantastic!

bakingwiththeboys said...

Your version sounds delicious!

Snooky doodle said...

this looks delicious I love apples and cinnamon. yumm

Thanks for visiting my blog. For your info to make the thomas the train I used a loaf pan and then cut and modified it and also a muffin for the front :-)

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I'm on the lookout for good apple recipes for all the apples we picked last week! Thanks!