Mrs. Frankenstein’s Dutch Apple Cake Recipe (FrankenWeenie)

Mrs. Frankenstein's Dutch Apple Cake from Disney and Tim Burton's FrankenWeenie.INTRODUCTION

Hello friends!  This week we’re going to be making Dutch Apple Cake from Tim Burton’s stop motion animated film, Frankenweenie.

Mrs. Frankenstein's Double Dutch Cherry Muffins and Dutch Apple Cake from Disney and Tim Burton's FrankenWeenie. Mrs. Frankenstein's Double Dutch Cherry Muffins and Dutch Apple Cake from Disney and Tim Burton's FrankenWeenie.Like our first recipe, this recipe is featured in Mrs. Frankenstein’s cookbook, along with the Double Dutch Cherry Muffins we made last week!

Unfortunately, I was unable to keep this recipe true to the film’s version. I attempted to bake this cake twice, first following the recipe as is and the second time I removed the apples from the batter as I suspected they were adding too much moisture to the batter as they baked. Both experiments ended up as very un-cake-like brown masses; what a bummer!

I took another look at the recipe’s image, and judging by the slice it looks like the cake has apples layered on the top outer edges. I decided to rework the recipe with a simple cinnamon cake with the apples cooked separately and then arranged on top.

Mrs. Frankenstein's Dutch Apple Cake from Disney and Tim Burton's FrankenWeenie.DUTCH APPLE CAKE
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2/3 cups of butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of whole milk
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using butter, or shortening, generously grease and lightly flour a 10-inch springform pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the baking powder, cinnamon, flour, and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, fully incorporating each one.
  6. Slowly beat in the flour mixture, roughly a third at a time, alternating with 1/3 cup milk each time.
  7. Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for about 40 – 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and, taking a regular fork, poke the top of the cake as many times as desired. This will allow the juices from the apple topping to seep their way into the cake. Making it tasty and moist.
  9. Allow for the cake to cool for at least 10 minutes before removing it from the pan and applying the topping.
APPLE TOPPING
  • 4 apples (I used Granny Smith), cored, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4-6 tablespoons of brown sugar (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
INSTRUCTIONS (TOPPING)
  1. In a medium to heavy saucepan on medium to high heat, add the apples, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon.
  2. Stir to distribute the sugar and cinnamon and then cover for about 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the juices released from the apples cook down into a slightly thick syrup.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the filling to cool enough so it’s comfortable to handle.
  4. Carefully begin to arrange the apple slices in a circle around the outer edge of the cake , tip to tip, and work your way inwards until you’ve run out of slices.

Mrs. Frankenstein’s Double Dutch Cherry Muffin Recipe (FrankenWeenie)

Mrs. Frankenstein's Double Dutch Cherry Muffins from Disney and Tim Burton's FrankenWeenie.INTRODUCTION

Welcome to my very first recipe post! This week we are baking Mrs. Frankenstein’s Double Dutch Cherry Muffin’s from Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie.

Mrs. Frankenstein's Double Dutch Cherry Muffins from Disney and Tim Burton's FrankenWeenie. Mrs. Frankenstein's Double Dutch Cherry Muffins from Disney and Tim Burton's FrankenWeenie.This recipe is featured in Mrs. Frankenstein’s cookbook, along with the Dutch Apple cake we’ll be making next week. I kept the recipe as true to the film’s version as possible with a few minor differences. Firstly, I expanded on the instructions. Secondly, I added 1/2 tsp. of salt to the batter to help enhance flavor and thirdly, I substituted whipped heavy cream for the double cream. Double cream, I found, is more so common in the United Kingdom and not so easily obtainable here in the United States.

Mrs. Frankenstein's Double Dutch Cherry Muffins from Disney and Tim Burton's FrankenWeenie.DOUBLE DUTCH CHERRY MUFFINS
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 cups of flour
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup of butter
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ½ cup of fresh pitted and quartered sweet cherries
INSTRUCTIONS (MUFFINS)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and place liners in a muffin tin.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients (baking soda, flour, salt, and sugar) together in a bowl.
  3. Whisk liquid ingredients (melted butter, eggs, and milk) together in another bowl.
  4. Pour liquid mixture into the dry mixture; stir gently until incorporated.
  5. Fold the cherries into the batter.
  6. Spoon batter into the muffin liners, filling each 2/3 of the way full.
  7. Sprinkle a pinch of sugar on each muffin top.
  8. Bake muffins in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
WHIPPED HEAVY CREAM TOPPING (OPTIONAL)
  • ½ cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar, honey or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla
INSTRUCTIONS (TOPPING)
  1. Place mixing bowl and whisk in the freezer for about 20 minutes to chill.
  2. Pour heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla into the cold bowl and whisk on high speed for about 1 minute or until medium to stiff peaks form.
  3. Do not overbeat.