apple cake

mesmerisingly aromatic, magically soft-textured and outstandingly delicious

prep: 15'
bake: 30-45'
8 large slices

Moderately sweet and simple-to-make apple cake will keep your guests coming back for more.

ingredients for the cake batter

  • unsalted butter 120g (room temperature)
  • sugar 120g
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g plain flour
  • almond powder (flour) 50g (you can replace it with plain flour)
  • baking powder 1/2 tsp
  • cinnamon 1 tbsp
  • cardamom 1 tbsp
  • rosewater 2 tbsp
  • lemon/orange zest 2 tbsp
  • apple slices in quarters 1
  • chopped walnuts 50g


ingredients for the apple marmalade

  • 3 apples coarsely grated
  • sugar 50g
  • water 1/2 cup
  • cinnamon 1/2 tsp

preparation of the apple marmalade

  • mix all the ingredients in a small pan and put it on low heat and put the lid on
  • stir after 5 minutes and let cook and all the juice evaporated
  • set aside to cool.


preparation of the cake batter

  • first, sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and almond flour well
  • beat the butter and sugar with a mixer until it is completely creamy for about 10 minutes
  • add the eggs one by one and beat well after each addition
  • add the rose and lemon/orange zest, respectively, with a mixer
  • add flour mixture and mix well until well incorporated
  • cover the 21cm cake tin with a baking sheet or grease well
  • add 1/2 of the cake batter and soften the surface
  • add the apple marmalade and spread it on the surface of the cake and then spread the chopped walnut
  • cover the cake with the remaining batter and place the apple quarters on top of the cake neatly
  • you can sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the apples
  • preheat the oven to 160°C and leave for 30 to 45 minutes
  • finally, check the side with a toothpick. Enjoy the soft texture and the magnificent aroma

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