Today’s recipe is literally called “Granny’s Apple Cake”, but it’s not my granny’s recipe. It is indeed, a very classic Italian style apple cake, one that my granny would have loved. I have a thing for apple cakes and pies. I find them really comforting. As it is the beginning of winter here in Australia (and it’s pretty cold too!), what better time to make such a cake? This recipe is very easy and quick to make and the result is outstanding: a soft, fruity, light and delicious cake. I love to serve it with a hot cup of tea in the afternoon for a comforting snack. Make it and let me know what you think!
Torta di Mele della Nonna
Torta di Mele della Nonna - a very classic Italian style apple cake, soft, fruity, light and comforting.
- 3 apples peeled and sliced
- 2 eggs
- 200 gms – 1 ½ cup flour
- 100 gms – 7 tbsp butter melted
- 180 gms – 1 cup sugar
- 150 ml – 2/3 cup milk
- 1 lemon zest
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Icing sugar
Grease and coat with flour a 22 cm – 9 inch springform pan and keep it aside.
Beat the eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy.
Add the melted butter and keep beating.
Add the milk and flour, little by little and keep beating.
Add the baking powder, salt, lemon zest and vanilla extract.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C – 355°F for 45 minutes.
Let the cake cool down, then unmould it, dust it with icing sugar and serve it.