Italian Apple Cake

By • September 21, 2009 11 Comments

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Author Notes: I got this recipe by an old farmer, friend of mine, she is a really amazing chef, she knows a lot of secrets!! This cake is yummy and very light as well, perferct for breakfast but you can eat it with custard cream at the end of the dinner such a delicious dessert. mvloves

Serves cold

  • 200 grams flour
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 2 yolk eggs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 100 grams melted butter
  • 1 packet dust sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 pieces golden apples
  1. Put together in a bowl the sugar and the yolk eggs and beat them. Add bit by bit the flour and then add the melted butter and the powder. Now add the milk. Grate just a bit of lemon peel. The mixture should be quite creamy. A part cut the apples, remove the peel and get some slices. Butter and flour in the pan and put into the mixture. Add the slice of apples pushing them into the batter.
  2. Bake it for 30 minutes - 140° Let cold and dust the cake with sugar.

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7 months ago Ashley Cradduck

A very simple and lovely cake. Light and not too sweet, a good option for serving to those not sold on dessert, should you know such people. I gave it an extra 5 to 8 minutes in the oven, long enough to be sure it was done in the middle when tested. If it's winter, I always have Meyer lemons on hand and would recommend getting the zest from one of those. Thanks very much!


about 1 year ago Bellamia2

How about someone at Food52 translating this for those of us that can't make heads or tails of this fantastic sounding recipe? I would love to make this for my Italian Grand mother but don't understand the recipe.


over 2 years ago Swimkitty

Fantastic recipe. A crowd pleaser for sure.


almost 6 years ago HilaryGar

So I made this apple cake last night after a moment of insanity at the farmer's market and coming home with over 30 lbs of apples (I was hungry, what can I say?). I think it is wonderful cake (very pretty) and easy. However, tonight I am going to make two of these and I'm going to use orange zest instead of lemon in one and calvados in place of some of the milk in the other. It's a very mild cake and while it's beautiful- I want a little more pep. I may try throwing in some cranberries with the orange zest too.


almost 6 years ago Olima

This looks delicious. What size is the baking pan?


almost 6 years ago poorgirlgourmet

This looks wonderful and the photo is gorgeous. I'm sure it was challenging to write your first recipe in English, so congratulations on completing it - it's sure to become easier with time (and, I imagine, with Maria Teresa's kind assistance). Best of luck!


almost 6 years ago BarefootInTheKitchen

Looks just amazing! I would love to try it once we get the recipe cleared up:)


almost 6 years ago mvloves

just more details:
- lemon peel , just a little
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- granulated sugar
- The degrees are Celsius (°C)

Sorry agin for my English!


almost 6 years ago mvloves

Hi all, sorry for my bad english!!! I've never written recipe in english so a lot of words are new for me but ...promise i'll imporve!!! so i can give you all details you need!!


almost 6 years ago MoiraDetroit

Can you be a little more specific on the ingredients and amounts? For the lemon - is that juice or peel? How much is a packet of baking powder, butter, and sugar (granulated, powdered or superfine sugar?) And the temperature for baking - is that Farenheit, or what?


almost 6 years ago Maria Teresa Jorge

Vigutto, this seems like a really nice recipe. Are you Italian or French? I think you might have looked up in a dictionary some words to translate your recipe and some words aren't maybe what you intended. If you would like to correct them, here are the words that need rewritten:
Old cropper, maybe you mean "an old farmer"
You BEAT eggs with sugar (not shake).
ADD or MIX IN the melted butter.
A part - On the side, or just move your text to a new step.
BUTTER AND FLOUR the pan (not soil - soil means to get dirty).
LET COOL instead of make it get cold.
DUST THE CAKE with sugar.

Hope this was useful and now I'm going to try your recipe. If you need any help translating your recipes you can contact me on [email protected] and I will help you. Buon apetito!