If you love Tortes, but have been looking for a lighter filling, rather than the traditional butter cream one, this is a great recipe for you. The cake layers are very thin, and the filling is mostly apples, with a nice caramel glaze.
I was looking for a recipe for an apple cake that would resemble a favorite of mine baked by someone at my church, and this one comes extremely close to the taste I recall. The cake batter is not sweet and rather flaky once baked, almost like a pie crust, but the sweetness of the apple filling pulls it all together very nicely.
Rhubarb is in season now, so I decided to make an Apple-Rhubarb Meringue Pie. This is a very interesting recipe, since the rhubarb is cooked into a preserve like mixture, before adding it to the apples.