Brown Butter Apple Macadamia Cake

Among the development and revitalization in Buffalo right now is an exciting new project happening at the Richardson Olmsted Complex. This National Historic Landmark will soon be an urban resort and conference center called Hotel Henry which is set to open in 2016. Operator of The Mansion on Delaware & Hotel Henry, Diana Principle, and Chef Jen from the Mansion on Delaware joined Lauren in the kitchen to discuss the exciting future of Hotel Henry. Chef Jen also made a delicious apple cake- check out the recipe below!

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1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 packed brown sugar

1 cup brown butter (see instructions below)

3 large eggs

2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups peeled and diced apples (I like Granny Smith for this recipe, but any tart apple will work)

3/4 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt 1 cup butter over medium-low heat, and continue to cook until a toasty brown color and nutty smell is achieved.   Place in a large mixing bowl and add both sugars and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing to combine.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until combined. Add apples and nuts and mix until incorporated. Take care not to overmix. Place in a greased 9×13 baking pan and bake until center comes out clean when toothpick is inserted, about 30-40 minutes.


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