Apple Cake Recipe

Apple Cake Recipe
Apple Cake Recipe


2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons almond meal (flour)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 or 4 apples
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup melted and cooled butter


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Prepare a 9 inch round cake pan by thoroughly buttering the bottom and sides, then sprinkling it evenly with flour and tapping out the excess.
3. Sift together the flour, almonds, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. The ground almonds might not pass through your sifter. If not, just stir them into the flour mixture.
4. Peel and core the apples. Cut into quarters and then cut each quarter into three chunks.
5. In a mixer (or by hand if you wish) beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla. Mix in the flour and then the melted and cooled butter. Stir in the apple chunks.
6. Pour into the prepared pan and bake at 350°F for 50 minutes or until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean.
7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to release. Turn out onto serving dish. Serve warm.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Apple Cake Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Apple Cake Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Apple Cake Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.