CranApple Pudding Cake

by Rachel on December 13, 2010

CranApple Pudding Cake

This cake gets its name from its consistency, not because it actually has pudding in it.  It’s comparable to a bread pudding, but with the light texture of a buttermilk cake.  It is perfect on a cold Sunday morning with a steaming cup of coffee and some savory breakfast sausages.  Prepping this cake takes about 15 minutes and its baking time is short so you can go from mixing bowl to tabletop in 40 minutes or less.

CranApple Pudding Cake (serves 6-8)

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup cranberry applesauce (see prior blog post) or store bought cranberry applesauce

Cinnamon Sugar Topping (optional):

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Butter and flour a 9-inch round or square cake pan – either will do.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cardamom.

Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes, then add the vanilla.  Add egg and mix until just combined.

In the bowl of the mixer on low speed add flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with the buttermilk and mixing until just combined.  Take the bowl out of the electric mixer and using a spoon gently fold in the cranberry applesauce.

Spoon batter into your prepared cake pan.  Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top.

Bake until cake is golden and a pick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes and then serve warm.  We hardly have the patience to wait even five minutes for this cake and I must admit – we eat it HOT rather than warm.  It’s a bit more difficult to serve, but, well, we’re just family – so who cares?

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Nuts about food December 16, 2010 at 4:19 am

I am intrigued by the texture, haven’t completely figured it out but it looks fabulous. The kind of cake I would like.

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