How do you make Italian Apple cake with Rum ?

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Today on One TV, we feature Chef Daniele from Milan and he will be preparing Risottto Milanese (of course!) and a lovely Apple and Rum cake which is so delicious. This is his recipe for the cake. It is easy to make, light textured and delicious. You will need:

150g butter
125g sugar
150g self raising flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs, separated
1 and 1/2 measures rum
3 tablespoons apricot jam
a few drops vanilla extract
2-3 apples, depending on size
Icing sugar to dust

Beat the butter in a mixer. Add the sugar and mix until it is white and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and mix until the batter is consistent. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff. Add the flour, baking powder and rum to the sugar and butter mixture and stir with a metal spoon. Finally add the egg whites and gently mix in.

Pour the batter into a greased and floured baking sheet.
Peel the apples, cut into slices and cover the surface of the batter.
Dilute 3 tablespoons apricot jam with 3-4 tablespoons of boiling water and brush the apples with the mixture.
Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for about 45 min and test with a wooden toothpick to check the if it is cooked. Take out anf allow to cool.
When the cake is cool sprinkle with powdered sugar.


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