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.

Disney Animated Movie List

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Disney Animated Classics

1937    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
1940    Pinocchio
1940    Fantasia
1941    The Reluctant Dragon
1941    Dumbo
1942    Bambi
1942    Saludos Amigos
1944    The Three Caballeros
1946    Make Mine Music
1946    Song of the South
1947    Fun and Fancy Free
1948    Melody Time
1949    The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
1950    Cinderella
1951    Alice and Wonderland
1953    Peter Pan
1955    Lady and the Tramp
1959    Sleeping Beauty
1961    One Hundred and One Dalmatians
1963    The Sword and the Stone
1967    The Jungle Book
1970    The Aristocats
1973    Robin Hood
1977    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
1977    The Rescuers
1981    The Fox and the Hound
1985    The Black Cauldron
1986    The Great Mouse Detective
1988    Oliver and Company
1989    The Little Mermaid
1990    The Rescuers Down Under
1991    Beauty and the Beast
1992    Aladdin
1994    The Lion King
1995    Pocahontas
1996    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1997    Hercules
1998    Mulan
1999    Tarzan
1999    Fantasia 2000
2000    The Emperor’s New Groove
2001    Atlantis: The Lost Empire
2002    Lilo and Stitch
2002    Treasure Planet
2003    Brother Bear
2004    Home on the Range
2009    The Princess and the Frog
2011    Winnie the Pooh


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Disney Computer Animated Classics

2000    Dinosaur
2005    Chicken Little
2007    Meet the Robinsons
2008    Bolt
2010    Tangled
2012    Wreck-it Ralph
2013    Frozen
2014   Big Hero 6
2016   Zootopia


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DisneyToon Studios

1990    DuckTales: The Movie
1995    A Goofy Movie
2000    The Tigger Movie
2003    Piglets Big Movie
2005    Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
2008    Tinker Bell
2009    Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
2010    Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue
2012    Secret of the Wings
2013    Planes
2014    The Pirate Fairy
2014    Planes: Fire & Rescue


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ImageMovers Digital

2009    A Christmas Carol
2011    Mars Needs Moms


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Pixar

1995    Toy Story
1998    A Bug’s Life
1999    Toy Story 2
2001    Monster’s Inc.
2003    Finding Nemo
2004    The Incredibles
2006    Cars
2007    Ratatouille
2008    Wall-E
2009    Up
2010    Toy Story 3
2011    Cars 2
2012    Brave
2012    Monster’s University
2015    Inside Out
2015    The Good Dinosaur
2016    Finding Dory


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Studio Ghibli

1998    Kiki’s Delivery Service
1999    Princess Mononoke
2002    Spirited Away
2003    The Cat Returns
2005    Howl’s Moving Castle
2009    Ponyo
2010    Tales from Earthsea
2012    The Secret World of Arrietty
2014    The Wind Rises


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Tim Burton

1993    The Nightmare Before Christmas
1996    James and the Giant Peach
2012    Frankenweenie