Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Individual Caramel Apple Sharlotka #AppleWeek #Sponsored

 This post is sponsored in conjunction with #AppleWeek.
I received complimentary product from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #AppleWeek recipes.
All opinions are mine alone.

Here we are at Day Four of this year's #AppleWeek! You can read my introductory post, peruse the prize packages from our generous event sponsors, and enter the giveaway: here. You won't want to miss out. Really.

As far as recipes go, two dozen bloggers have been working hard to bring you over eighty recipes to bring apples to your Autumn table. Here are the Thursday offerings for you.

#AppleWeek Day Four Recipes

Individual Caramel Apple Sharlotka

Inspired by the Puremade Caramel Sauce from Torani, sugar from Bob's Red Mill, and vanilla paste from Taylor & Colledge, I wanted to make a tasty treat. But, I didn't want an entire cake, so I opted to make personal-sized apple sharlotka. Gotta love these generous sponsors* who sent the bloggers products to use in their recipe creations.

Sharlotka is a classic Russian apple sponge cake. And every year we make it when apples start to appear in the farmers' markets. The smell of this cake baking heralds in the Fall season. Some recipes include a thick dairy such as sour cream or cottage cheese, some don't. I like to use ricotta in mine as it adds a toothy creaminess and, at least in my mind, lessens the sweetness of the cake.

Ingredients makes 12
  • 8 ounces whole milk ricotta
  • 1/4 C softened butter
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar (prefer Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 t organic vanilla paste (prefer Taylor & Colledge)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 C flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 C apples, peeled chopped
  • Also needed: parchment paper, butter, cupcake tin

For Serving
  • powdered sugar
  • ice cream
  • caramel sauce (prefer Torani's Puremade Caramel Sauce)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. While the oven heats, butter the cupcake hollows and cut parchment paper to line the bottom of each hollow. Set aside.

Whisk together ricotta, softened butter, sugar, vanilla paste, eggs, and milk. Fold in the dry ingredients until just moistened. Stir in the chopped apples.

Scoop 1/2 C batter into each hollow and place the pan in the oven. Bake until the top is golden and pops back up when pressed. Mine took about 50 minutes.

Remove the cakes from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.

Run a knife around the edges, then invert onto a wire rack. Remove the parchment circles from the bottom. After cooling for 10 to 15 minutes, place the cakes on individual serving plates.

Dust with powdered sugar. Place a scoop of ice cream on the side.

Drizzle with caramel syrup and serve immediately. Quick note: this Puremade Caramel Sauce from Torani is a brand-new product; it will be released to customers shortly. I love that Torani Puremade Syrups contain: no artificial preservatives; no artificial colors; no artificial flavors; and no GMOs!

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  1. These look like something I would never say no to! YUM!!!

  2. These sound amazing. Ricotta is pretty magical in cakes.

  3. Love that you made these into individual servings. Great idea Cam.

  4. I wish I had that plate for myself. I love getting to have a whole dessert to myself, so these are calling my name!


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