Welcome to another Milk Bar Monday! Milk Bar Monday is a group of me + 6 other ladies that are baking our way through the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook. Buy the cookbook here to bake along with us!
This week Nicole from Sweet Peony chose our challenge. She decided on the apple pie layer cake.
I must admit…I was a little nervous about starting this adventure. There are a few specialty cake tools needed that I’ve never used before, and this cake has a lot of components to it.
There were a few bumps along the way.
The biggest problem: My acetate cake collars didn’t show up in time for me to make the cake.
Luckily Krissy had read about substituting overhead plastic sheets in place of the acetate. I stopped by the bookstore on campus and only found a few of the plastic project covers, but bought them anyways.
I cut the sheets into 3 inch wide strips, used in place of acetate collars and it worked!
It’s the perfect solution for any one that either can’t find, or doesn’t want to buy acetate cake collars.
The other problem…no buttermilk. Luckily you can make your own! Simply add 1 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice to a little bit less than 1 cup of milk. Let stand 5 minutes then use immediately.
Overall, this cake was not as intimidating as I thought it would be. And it is totally indulgent.
You start by layering cake scraps in the bottom of the 6 inch cake ring, then soaking it with an apple cider mixture. Then you spread a layer of liquid cheesecake over the cake, top that with pie crumbs, and then carefully layer the apple pie filling on top of it all.
Once you’ve made it that far…repeat the process.
After it’s assembled: top with the pie crumb frosting and put the whole thing in the freezer.
As soon as you’re ready to dig into the cake, defrost in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours then slice away.
Want to make your own Apple Pie Layer Cake? Get the recipe over at Sweet Peony here!
Don’t forget to save the scraps! — Use any extra cake, liquid cheesecake, and pie crumbs to make some delicious cake truffles.
Don’t forget to stop by the other lovely ladies participating into today’s Milk Bar Monday.
Audra of The Baker Chick
Cassie from Bake Your Day
Krissy from Krissy’s Creations
and Jacqueline of The Dusty Baker