This isn’t a family recipe, but it’s been in my cookbook for years – unfortunately, I didn’t note the source when I added the recipe to my book! I reduced the sugar from what the original recipe had suggested, and find it to be just right, preserving the tartness of the apples!
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup sugar (plus additional for sprinkling on top)
1/3 cup cream
Pinch of salt
1 apple, peeled, cored, and grated
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon
4 medium-sized cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Beat the eggs with 1 cup sugar. Combine cream, butter, and salt in a small saucepan. Heat until near boiling. Remove and immediately pour into the egg mixture. Fold in grated apple, flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Pour the batter into a greased 9×9-inch baking pan. ARrange the apple slices on top and sprinkle with sugar (I use about 1/4 cup with 1-2 tsps of cinnamon powder added and well mixed).
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until cake is firm to the touch. Serve warm. You can melt a piece of cheddar cheese on top, if you like!