Apple Cake

Apple Cake

In our family we love everything that involves apples. Either in breakfast, salad or dessert they bring a bit of freshness.


The combination between cinnamon, apples and nuts is always a winner. This is an easy recipe for a delicious apple cake that goes well as breakfast or as dessert.

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  • Makes about 10-12 servings
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 3/4 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)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 10-inch(26 cm) springform pan (with a removable base). 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Gently fold in the flour and baking powder. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Bake for about 40 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. 
  8. Serve along a good cup of coffee or tea. 
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:196, Fat:6.4 g, Saturated Fat:3.6 g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:32.0 g, Sugar:16.0 g, Fiber:1.7 g, Protein:3.4 g, Cholesterol:60 mg, Calories from Fat 58, Sodium 53mg, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 5%, Iron 7%, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On April 05, 2012 at 09:33 am, selva said...
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.

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.

On April 05, 2012 at 11:19 am, Kiri W said...
Beautiful! :) I lvoe apple cake, and this one looks perfect, moist and crumbly.
On April 05, 2012 at 01:35 pm, RavieNomNoms said...
This is sooooo lovely! Apple cake is so delicious!

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