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Holiday Baking 2004

Craft
43 E 19th St
New York City, NY 10003
(212) 780-0880

Craftbar
47 E 19th St
New York City, NY 10003
(212) 780-0880

‘Wichcraft
49 E 19th St
New York City, NY 10003
(212) 780-0577


Brown Sugar Cakes
Pastry Chef Karen DeMasco of Craft, Craftbar and ‘Wichcraft – New York, NY
Adapted by StarChefs

Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients:Brown Sugar Cakes On StarChefs

    Brown sugar topping/filling:
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar

    Cake:
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter, very soft
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Method:
For topping:

Bring butter and heavy cream to a boil in a small saucepan. Pour it over the brown sugar and whisk until there are no lumps. Chill. Cover the bottom of 6 (4 ounce) ramekins with brown sugar topping, and reserve the rest for filling the cakes. Place in freezer until ready to fill.

For cake:
Cream the softened butter, sugars, and vanilla extract in a mixer with the paddle attachment. Add eggs and mix well. Take the bowl off of the mixer and fold in the sifted dry ingredients with a spatula. Divide the batter (it will be thick) between the six ramekins. Bake at 325°F for 12 minutes, until the cakes begin to bake around the edges. Remove from the oven and take a small spoon of the brown sugar topping and sink it into the center of each cake. Return ramekins to the oven until cakes are golden brown and firm to the touch, about 7 more minutes. Serve right away, or reheat directly before serving.



..Published: November 2004


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