Harvest Apple Cake
Most people think immediately of cobbler when it comes to dutch oven desserts - but this spiced apple cake is the perfect treat to accompany the autumn air. This cake is delicious topped with the vanilla creme sauce we've included, ice cream, caramel or all three!
- 10” Dutch Oven, greased
- 2 cups AP Flour
- 4 tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ½ cup Sugar, ¼ for filling, ¼ for apples
- ¼ cup Butter, cold
- 1 ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Egg, beaten
- 1 cup Milk
- 3 Apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 TB Brown Sugar
1 c Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 c sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ c water
VANILLA CREME SAUCE
With your Coal Pan set at the 4th notch in the Burch Barrel, create a nice heap of burning coals.
In a mixing bowl, sift your flour, baking powder, ¼ cup sugar. Add the butter, and cut it into the flour mixture until it is evenly distributed.
In a mixing bowl, add the beaten egg, vanilla and milk and whisk together. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry mixture gently, do not over mix. Pour mixture into the greased dutch oven.
In another bowl, add the sliced apples, cinnamon, the remaining sugar and brown sugar. Toss until apples are well coated. Add the sliced apples in a fan pattern or any way you feel so that the filling is mostly covered.
Place the lid on the dutch oven. Take the dutch oven and place it directly on the coals to activate, approx. 5 minutes. Remove the dutch oven and the coal pan from the Burch Barrel.
Put the dutch oven on the bottom of the Barrel, and place the coal pan directly on top of it. Bake until the top is golden brown and there is no residue on a toothpick. Approx. 40 minutes.
Serve with Vanilla Cream Sauce drizzled on top (Recipe below)
VANILLA CREME SAUCE
In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Let it come to a boil, stirring every few minutes, about 10 min. Once the sugar has dissolved, and appears clear, slowly add the cream and vanilla. Stir to combine for about 5 minutes, so the sauce thickens. Set aside and let cool before serving over the cake.