Brown-Butter Almond Cake with Caramel Apples

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth

Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey

By Jill O'Connor

Published 2007

  • About

There is no doubt that chemistry and baking are sisters. Otherwise how to explain the transformation of butter, with the simple application of heat, into the nutty, toasty elixir known in French as beurre noisette? This delicious browned butter has an aromatic and slightly sweet caramelized flavor that accentuates the flavor of the almonds in this cake and contributes to its deep, rich flavor. The addition of caramel apples makes this the perfect autumnal dessert, but fresh berries and whip