Saturday, April 9, 2016

Upside-Down Toffee Apple Cake for Melbourne Cake Club - "Autumn Apples"


On Thursday night, the Melbourne Cake Club met at Pause Bar in Balaclava for its April meeting.  Our theme for this month was Autumn Apples.



Here's a look at the cosy interior of Pause Bar:


I arrived during Happy Hour so was able to take advantage of Pause Bar's great happy hour rates on wine. 

In all, seven members attended April's meeting, with a diverse range of apple cakes.

First up was Abi's apple cider cake, decorated beautifully with toffee apples and grape leaves:


 

I got to take one of these gorgeous apples home and really enjoyed eating it for morning tea the next day.

Dalya made a lovely Apple Caramel Charlotte, with the recipe from Rose's Heavenly Cakes book:

 
The outside was light cake and the inside was a beautiful light custard, with an apple "rose" on top.

Alex made a gluten free "healthy" apple cake from one of the newspaper weekend magazines:


Lindsay, attending her second meeting, presented us with an apple loaf topped with walnuts and luscious caramel from the BBC Good Food website:

 
Sue baked a deliciously moist, gluten free chocolate apple cake from a book exclusively on apple cakes:

 
Nicole made a picture-perfect apple spice cake with caramel sauce that she found on Pinterest:


And I made an Upside-Down Toffee Apple Cake from Luis Troyano's Bake It Great, with a gorgeous spiced gooey toffee on top:

 
Here is my plate of cake from the meeting - it was all so good that I nearly ate all of it: 


And in case you were wondering what my cake looked like inside, here is a glimpse:

 

 It was another fabulous meeting of the Melbourne Cake Club.  Next month's theme is unbaked cakes.

268 Carlisle St
Balaclava VIC 3183



4 comments:

Johanna GGG said...

oh yum - I am so pleased to be back home for apple season and this makes me want to bake an apple cake

Kari said...

What a fantastic theme - I adore apple cakes and am so impressed by your selection!

Kayte said...

Oh my word those apple cakes are beautiful. Each and every one of them looks fabulous (okay, not the chocolate one because you know me and chocolate, but the guys would think it looked fabulous). Fun to see the inside cozy part of the place as well. :-)

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen said...

Goodness! All such delicious looking cakes! I'm so hungry now... :)