Sunday, October 2, 2011

Celebrating with Caramel Apple Shooters!!

We had a dinner party this weekend to celebrate a long awaited event. What, you ask? Well, hubby has just graduated from college!!! I am so proud of him and was bursting with joy when his results were announced. To celebrate the occasion we invited a few of his closest friends for dinner and I cooked up the usual Indian fare. I wanted to try something new for dessert and when I saw these shooters on the Half Baked blog I knew I wanted to try them as I love fall flavors. It is basically a cinnamon swirl cake with a layer of caramelized apples and cinnamon cream cheese frosting. It is a rich dessert and can be served in small portions. I did not have shot glasses so I made them in a little bigger size. This can also be made as a layer cake (yum!) I used a box mix to save up on time as I had a lot of stuff to do.

Recipe Source - Half Baked (I made a few changes which are given below)

For Cinnamon Swirl Cake
1 White Box Mix (And other ingredients asked for on the box) or any White Cake recipe
1 Tbsp Cinnamon Powder

For the Caramelized Apples
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Water
2 Cups Chopped Apples
1 Tsp Cinnamon
A Pinch of Salt

For the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing
1 Package (200 Gms) Cream Cheese (At Room Temperature)
1 Stick Butter (At Room Temperature)
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence

Make The Cake
Mix the batter for the white cake according to package directions. Remove 1/2 Cup of batter in a cup and mix the cinnamon powder to it. Pour the white batter in a jelly roll pan and add dollops of the cinnamon batter. Swirl lightly with a toothpick and bake till done.

Make The Caramelized Apples
Place all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir lightly till the sugar melts, then reduce the flame to low. Cook the apples till softened.

Make The Icing
Beat all ingredients with a mixer until light and fluffy.  Fill a piping bag fitted with large round tip.

Assemble The Dessert
You can use any type of glass or bowl.
1. Add a dollop of the icing on the bottom.
2. Using a round cookie cutter cut a circle from the cake (same size as the glass or bowl). Add the circle on the icing.
3. Add a tablespoon of the cooked apples.
4. Add another circle of cake and top with a layer of icing.
5. Drizzle a little of the liquid from the caramelized apples.
6. Serve at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator.
Happy Eating!!

1 comment:

  1. Hy Sana,
    first time your space...
    awesome posts with yummy presentation ...excellent cliks..
    caramel apple dessert sounds absolutely lipsmacking..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite


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