My Apple Cake Recipe needs only few genuine and simple ingredients like fresh apples, lemon, butter, eggs, sugar, flour and nothing else! Easy to make, it’s perfect for a sweet and quick snack, for you and your kids. I usually bake this cake during cold winter afternoons; me and my boys love to sit on a sofa, tasting this traditional italian cake with a good cup of hot tea.
In this recipe you can use different qualities of apples and mix them together. The diversity will make the apple cake even more special and tasty.
During summer season you can replace the apples with yellow peaches.
Curiosities: Italian apple varieties
In our country, the most famous area for apple production is Trentino, a mountain region in northern Italy. Particularly famous are the Val di Non apples. In this area there are many excellent qualities of apples, such as Golden Delicious, Renetta, Pink Lady and Granny Smith.
In central Italy you can find another type of apples: Annurca and the apple of the Sibillini Mountains. These varieties are small, with dark red skin and are very fragrant.
Italian Apple Cake Recipe
- 100 gr (1 cup) flour
- 2 eggs
- 50 gr (4 tablespoons or 1/2 stick) butter
- 75 gr (5 tablespoons) sugar
- 1/2 bag of baking powder
- 1 lemon
- 3 apples (Golden Delicious, Renetta, Pink Lady or Granny Smith: choose the one you like)
Wash and peel the apples then make very thin slices (1). Squeeze the lemon and add the juice to the apple slices (2). Let them rest. Meantime, in a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar for 2/3 minutes (3).
Then add the melted butter and the lemon zest (4). Finally add the flour and half a bag of baking powder, mixing the ingredients very well (5). Take a cake baking tins and cover it with baking paper. Pour the mixture and cover it completely with slices of apples (6). Put in the oven (already heated) to 180° for 30 minutes.
The apple cake will be ready when the apple slices will be toasted and golden (7). Sprinkle with a little brown sugar and serve tepid (8).