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Italian apple cake

📋 Italian Apple Cake

This Italian apple cake is simply made with plenty of apples to fully enjoy their taste: 1 kilo (2 pounds) of apples and no other spices added. It is the juice from these apples that make this cake creamy and fluffy. #yourguardianchef #applerecipes #cupcakerecipes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Apple cake, Apple cupcake, fruit cupcake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 416kcal




  • Cut the apples into large chunks
    5 apples
  • Mix them with lemon juice so they don't get brown
    1/2 lemon juice
  • Prepare the cake mix, first whisking the butter at room temperature with the sugar
    1/2 cup caster sugar
  • Then add the eggs, combining them one at the time
    2 fresh eggs
  • In a bowl mix the flour with the baking powder and add it to the cake batter
  • The batter should be soft and creamy

Making the cake

  • Cover the bottom of a round baking tin with parchment paper, butter and coat with flour 
  • Pour the cake mix into the baking tin and spread evenly
  • Cover with the apples, pushing the apples down into the mix

Making the topping

  • Melt the 1/4 cup - 50 gr of sugar and 1/4 cup - 50 gr of butter in the microwave
    1/4 cup caster sugar
  • Pour it over the apples


  • Bake in the oven at 355 F - 180 C for 1 hour
  • Once the cake is ready, let it rest 10 minutes before removing it from the pan
  • With a spatula, detach the apples and the cake from the side of the pan
  • Remove the ring
  • Place the cake on a serving dish removing the bottom of the pan and the parchment paper
  • Serve warm or at room temperature



  • Once you cut the apples, they tend to become brown. To avoid that, mix them with some lemon juice
  • Make sure you remove the butter from the fridge 1 hour before you make the cake
  • Add one egg at a time to make sure they are well combined
  • Push the apples into the batter so the juices from the apple will form a nice creamy center
  • If you do not want to add the sugar and the butter on top of the apples, you don't have to. The cake will be nice even without it
  • If you want to make cupcakes instead of a cake, cut the apples into smaller chunks and bake at 355 F - 180 C for 30 minutes


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 653IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg