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Cinnamon Apple Sour Cream Cake with Spelt

[Photograph: Stephanie Stiavetti

This insanely comforting apple cake has become one of my favorite dishes. Modified from an original recipe on Food52, you'll find it is sweet but not cloyingly so, with a lovely texture of apples and almonds making for a really superb brunch or after dinner caking experience. A pinch of cayenne adds a little something-something without taking it over the top—guests will wonder, what's your secret? And you can just smile, sigh, and take another bite.

In case you're wondering, you can buy this gorgeous bundt pan here, though any heavy, 10 to 12-cup bundt pan will work.

About the author: Stephanie Stiavetti is a writer and cookbook author in San Francisco. Stephanie's cookbook, Melt: the Art of Macaroni and Cheese, celebrates America's favorite dish by recreating it with small production, specialty cheeses. Her food blog, The Culinary Life, is a repository for all things comfort food related, from savory dinners to transcendental desserts.

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