Ukrainian Apple Cake (Yabluchnyk)

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1egg, beaten
  • ⅓ cup cream
  • 4 large apple – peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375degrees F (190 degrees C).Lightly butter an 8 inch square baking dish.

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  • Step 2

    Sift together 1 1/2 cups of flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.Cut in 1/2 cup of butter until the mixture is crumbly.Stir together the egg with the cream and gently mix into the flour until a soft dough has formed.Press into prepared baking dish.Layer the apples into the dish overlapping, in neat rows.Prepare streusel by mixing the brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and cinnamon together in a small bowl.Cut in 2 tablespoons butter until the mixture is crumbly.Sprinkle over apples.

  • Step 3

    Bake in preheated oven until apples have softened, and topping has browned, about 25 minutes.

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