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Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe

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When I want something sweet and comforting, I remember the cakes of my childhood. I thought I’d do it and show you, too, the best easy apple cake recipe with cinnamon and fresh apples.

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After I showed you non-baking recipes like raspberry cheesecake or frying dessert recipes like doughnuts or filling crepes, this will be a baked recipe. But you will see, it is an easy apple cake recipe.

As you know, the apple cake is a popular recipe with two main ingredients, dough and, of course, apples.

Let’s See the Ingredients

First, we need apples; I used about 1.5 kg of red, juicy and flavoured apples. This is the basic ingredient and will fill the two sheets of dough.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Apples in Bowl

I used 150 g of caster sugar on apples, but if your apples are sweeter, you can reduce the amount of sugar. We will also flavour the apples with vanilla sugar and cinnamon.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Caster Sugar

We will make a simple dough without yeast that does not require sifting, for which I used half a kilogram of wheat flour.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Wheat Flour

We also need 250 g of unsalted butter, which I cut into cubes.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Butter

The following ingredients will be two whole eggs, about 100 g of powdered sugar and a teaspoon of baking powder.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Two Eggs
Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Powder Sugar

How to Make the Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe

Prepare the Apples

You will see that this easy apple cake recipe is simple and very easy to make. In the beginning, we prepare the apples. To do this, we wash and clean the peel.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Peeled Apples in Bowl

Grate the Apples

After I peel them off, I give them on the large grater.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Grated Apples in Bowl

Add the sugar and the juice from half a lemon (to keep a little colour) and set aside to release its juice. During this time, we can make the dough.

Make the Dough

In a mixing bowl, put the wheat flour, sugar and baking powder in and mix. Now we can add butter.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Butter in Wheat Flour

Knead the butter well in the flour, with two hands, until it is incorporated into the flour and obtain coarse dust.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Mixed Butter and Wheat Flour

We will add eggs, but before I like to beat them, incorporate them evenly.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Beaten Eggs

Now pour the beaten eggs over the dough.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Pour Beaten Eggs on Wheat Flour and Butter Mix

Knead the composition until we obtain a uniform dough. This should not take more than 5 minutes.

I did it by hand, but whoever wants it can use an electric dough mixer.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Dough is Ready

Now we make the dough sheets, and for this, we move the dough on a work surface, on which we spread a little wheat flour.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Dough on Working Surface

We cut the dough into two parts, and we will spread a sheet from each.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Dough Cut in Two on Working Surface

We will spread a sheet from each half of the dough after the size of the tray in which we bake the cake.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Spread the First Sheet of Dough

Make the Cake

We put the first dough sheet in the baking pan, cut the edges in surplus and with a fork, prick the dough from place to place.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-First Sheet of Dough in Baking Tray

We are going to add apples. For this, we squeeze well the grated apples off the left juice so as not to soak the dough sheet.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Grated Apple Squeezed From Juice

Add the vanilla sugar and cinnamon powder to the apple.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Squeezed Grated Apple with Cinnamon and Vanilla Sugar

Mix and add the apples over the first sheet of dough.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Grated Apple on the First Sheet of Dough

We would sit on top of the second sheet of dough, cut the extra edges, and prick with a fork from place to place. With a kitchen brush, grease the dough with a beaten egg, and place the pan in the preheated oven at 160 degrees.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Second Sheet of Dough in Baking Tray

Baking the Apple Cake

Bake the cake until it turns golden, about 35-40 minutes.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Baked Cake in Baking Tray

As it is hot, we sprinkle the powdered sugar on top and let it cool completely.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Baked Cake Sprinkled with Powder Sugar

See how easy it is? This is the best easy apple cake recipe from my childhood.

How to Serve?

After it has cooled, cut the apple cake in not too large pieces because they are very grainy, and place them on a plate.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Served on the Plate

If needed, you can sprinkle more powdered sugar on top.

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Served on the Plate

If you like my easy apple cake recipe, I recommend you try the following dessert recipes:

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Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe-Served on the Plate

Best Easy Apple Cake Recipe

Laci
When I want something sweet and comforting, I remember the cakes of my childhood. I thought I’d do it and show you too the best easy apple cake recipe, with cinnamon and fresh apples.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Cooling Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 8 portions
Calories 690 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 baking tray

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1.5 kg apples
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 0.5 piece lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder

From Dough

  • 500 g wheat flour
  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 2 pieces whole eggs
  • 100 g powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

On the Top

  • 1 piece beaten whole egg
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Peel and grate the apples. Add the sugar and the juice from half a lemon (to keep a little colour) and set aside, to release its juice.
  • In a larger bowl, put the wheat flour, sugar and baking powder, and mix it. Add the butter and knead the butter well in flour, with two hands, until it is incorporated into the flour and obtain a coarse dust.
  • Pour the beaten eggs over the dough and knead the composition until we obtain a uniform dough. Remove the dough on a work surface, on which we spread a little wheat flour. Cut the dough into two parts, from each we will spread a sheet.
  • Squeeze well the grated apples off the left juice, so as not to soak the dough sheet. Add the vanilla sugar and cinnamon powder to the apple.
  • Put the first dough sheet in the baking pan, cut the edges in surplus and with a fork prick the dough from place to place. Add the apples over the first sheet of dough.  Put on top, the second sheet of dough, cut the edges that were extra, and just prick with a fork from place to place. With a kitchen brush, grease the dough with a beaten egg
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven at 160 degrees and bake the cake until it turns golden colour, about 35-40 minutes.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 690kcalCarbohydrates: 108gProtein: 8gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 68mgFiber: 6gSugar: 53g
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Monika

Saturday 27th of November 2021

Szarlotka is POLISH <3

Laci

Sunday 28th of November 2021

I think every kitchen has its "own recipe"

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