Sunken Apple Cake with Bourbon-Maple Glaze
Got a bushel of apples just waiting to be eaten? This idyllic fall dessert is inspired by a traditional German versunkener apfelkuchen, or sunken apple cake. The apples are baked until sweet and just tender while the buttery cake rises up around them. For a final sheen, we brush ours with an aromatic maple-bourbon glaze.
Pro Tip: You can make this cake in a well-greased, round 9-inch cake pan, but it will be much easier to remove if you have a 9-inch springform pan.