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This cake is an homage to Brittany, one of the French regions, along with Normandy, known for cider. Savory buckwheat crêpes, a long-standing tradition in Brittany, are always served with hard cider.
1 | Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
2 | Whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl. Set aside.
3 | Cream butter and sugar in bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time until mixture is smooth. Beat in sour cream, brandy (if using), and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture, and increase mixer speed to medium-high. Beat 3 minutes, or until batter is light and creamy.
4 | Spread batter in prepared pan, and top with apple slices. Bake 45 minutes
to 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes on wire rack.
5 | Unmold cake, invert onto wire rack so apples are on top once more, and cool completely.
6 | Melt apple jelly in microwave until liquid. Brush cake with apple jelly to glaze.
- Calories 259
- Carbohydrate Content 41 g
- Cholesterol Content 53 mg
- Fat Content 10 g
- Fiber Content 2 g
- Protein Content 3 g
- Saturated Fat Content 5 g
- Sodium Content 186 mg
- Sugar Content 30 g