Apple Cake

This is an easy recipe for a delicious Apple Cake that goes well as breakfast or as dessert. In our family we love everything that involves apples. Either for breakfast, or in a salad or dessert they always bring a bit of freshness and flavor.

apple cake with walnuts

The combination between cinnamon, apples and nuts is always a winner.

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Apple Cake

5 from 1 vote
Easy recipe for a delicious apple cake that goes well as breakfast or as dessert. The combination between cinnamon, apples and nuts is always a winner.
Servings 12 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 75 g butter , at room temperature
  • 75 ml cold water
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 apples
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • walnuts , chopped for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 10-inch(26 cm) springform pan (with a removable base). 
  • Separate the egg yolks from the whites. In a medium bowl mix egg yolks with 1/3 cup sugar until thick, creamy and pale yellow colored. Add butter and mix then add the cold water, vanilla extract, cinnamon and lemon zest and mix well. 
  • Whip egg whites until foamy with a mixer. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar left whipping the whole time until it holds very stiff peaks. Add the whites to the yolks mixture. 
  • Gently fold in the flour and baking powder. 
  • Peel the apples and sprinkle with fresh lemon juice. Cut 2 of the apples in small pieces and 1 apple in thin slices for the top of the cake.
  • Incorporate the apple small pieces into the batter. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Arrange the apple slices on top and add the walnuts.
  • Bake for about 40 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. 
  • Serve along a good cup of coffee or tea. 


Serving: 1gCalories: 196kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 3.4gFat: 6.4gSaturated Fat: 3.6gCholesterol: 60mgSugar: 16g
Calories: 196kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, cake, dessert, easy cake, tart

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  1. selva Author says:

    Hi, this apple pie look great. Only can you tell me is this pie juice or more dry? I like pie to be more juice. Thank you very much.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I think is somewhere between.. not too juicy.. not to dry either.. You can try add more apples or less flour if you like it more juicy.

  2. Kiri W Author says:

    Beautiful! 🙂 I lvoe apple cake, and this one looks perfect, moist and crumbly.

  3. RavieNomNoms Author says:

    This is sooooo lovely! Apple cake is so delicious!

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