Italian apple cake

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Are you in the mood for a real Italian apple cake? Yes? Perfetto, then you will have true joy with this one. It does not only taste incredibly delicious, thanks to the fresh apples, it’s also very easy and quick to prepare.

4.42 from 233 ratings
A delicious and simple cake with fresh apples.
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 271.8kcal
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 271.8kcal
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients list

Shortcrust pastry (for a springform pan with 26cm/10in Ø)

  • 250 g pastry flour (soft / patent)
  • 150 g butter
  • 100 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lemon organic


  • 3 apples
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 100 g pastry flour
  • 150 ml milk
  • powdered sugar to taste


Shortcrust pastry

  • Put the flour, sugar, eggs, butter and some lemon zest in the mixing bowl of the stand mixer and mix thoroughly with the dough hook. Then place in the refrigerator for an hour.
  • After the cooling time, roll out the dough. Prepare a 26cm/10in Ø springform pan and grease with butter. Spread the shortcrust pastry evenly on the bottom, forming a rim of about 1cm/½in high on the baking pan and pressing it down well. Prick the dough several times with a fork.


  • Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F top/bottom heat.
  • Wash the apples, cut them in half and cut into thin slices. Then lay them out in a circle on the dough.
  • Now put the cake in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the sugar, egg, flour and milk in a bowl and whisk thoroughly to form a lump-free mixture.
  • Remove the apple cake from the oven and spread the mixture evenly over the cake. Then put in the oven for another 10 minutes and finish baking.
  • Let cool briefly before serving and sprinkle with powdered sugar to taste.
    Buon appetito!
Serving: 110gCalories: 271.8kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 37.6g (13%)Protein: 4.2g (8%)Fat: 11.3g (17%)

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