This apple cake is one of my favorite & long-run baking recipes.
I love any kind of cakes/pies with fruits.
(I confess a lot! ;))
I eat 3 apples a day.
I can eat more, but refrain myself.
Mr.D thinks we should plant apple trees to supply my needs.
Principally I agree with the idea.
However, we have to move to a house where we will stay for a really long time, at least, to harvest some good apples. :)
This apple cake's real name is "Torta di mele" (= apple cake)
As most, if not all, European recipes provides recipes in weight, not in volume,
I had to convert all the ingredients to volumes.
We went to apple picking a couple of weeks ago and pick 20 lbs apples.
I used 4 of them to make my favorite apple cake~
Here goes the recipe for "La Torta di Mele"
2 eggs, room temperature
2/3 Cup sugar
1/3 Cup butter, melted
1 Cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3-4 Medium size apples
salt, a pinch
How to make
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Butter cake pan and dust all over lightly with fine, dry breadcrumbs.
3. In a bowl beat eggs until light.
Gradually add the sugar, and mix well.
Add melted butter and milk, and mix well.
4. Sift Together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
5. Add the sifted flour mixture to the egg mixture.
Don't over-mix, otherwise you will end up with a chewy cake :(
Now, the batter is ready.
Pour the prepared batter in the breadcrumb-dusted cake pan.
6. Peel apples
(I bought this apple corer at IKEA a few years ago.
It's really convenient and cheap!)
and slice thin.
Layer apple slices starting from the outer skirt.
The cake pan is to be fully filled with apple slices and apples are to me almost sunk in the batter.
7. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
8. Cool completely on rack.
This cake melts and disappears in your mouth very quickly,
especially with a nice cuppa (cup of black tea).
It's really easy to bake.
Torta di Mele