Grandmas Apple Cake

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Grandmas Apple Cake

By 09/03/2012

A classic one here. A simple, fuss free, easy apple cake. Even my cat liked it. It nearly got wolfed down by my cheeky and greedy little fury friend.
I could see her eyes getting bigger and bigger, she was ready to jump and please do not think I did not feed her as she just had a large bowl of food!
Basically you just need to stir the ingredients together and pop some apples on top. You can dust it with vanilla icing sugar when it has cooled down if you like.

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes



Pre-heat the oven at 180 C.

In a bowl work the butter to a creamy consistency (an electric mixer would make it easier). Gradually add the sugar, eggs, vanilla essence, salt, juice and zest of the lemon. Incorporate well then add the flour, the cornflour and the raising agent. Stir well and add the milk.

You should get a mixture which falls heavily from the spoon, not to runny, not too thick.
Pour it all in a round cake tin.

Peel and slice the apples into quarters, scrape them with a fork and lay them on the cake.

Put the cake on the lower rack of the oven and cook for about 45 minutes.
Switch the oven off,  take the cake out but leave the oven door shut.
Stir the jam with the hot water and when the cake is cooked spread it all over it and put it back into the hot oven for 5-10 minutes.

Best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea! 🙂


my pretty cat

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48 Responses to Grandmas Apple Cake

  1. Lucia

    Io alle torte di mele non resisto e più sono classiche più mi piacciono! Mica scemo, il tuo gatto… 😀

  2. matematicaecucina

    Hello, I'm an Italian blogger came by accident in your blog. This recipe is very tasty. I follow you to discover new recipes. See you soon, Laura

  3. Ivana Zamparini

    ah ah Lili e' diventata la star del tuo blog!!! La torta di mele e' un classico per la merenda :-). A presto!

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  5. Marina Momotok

    Hi Alida, thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog, my favorite fruit is apple and my husband loves anything that has corn in it so I just had to make this, and it turned out delicious!!! Thanks for sharing, I love ur site 🙂

  6. Catherine

    Dear Alida, I love recipes from the family. They always are the best.This is a very delicious looking cake. Your cat is adorable.Blessings my dear, Catherine xo

  7. Alida

    Thank you for trying this cake, I am very pleased your family enjoyed it!

  8. Alexandra

    I made this cake the other day and it was delicious, didn't even have a chance to cool.. well there are 7.5 of us in this house!! Thanks for sharing. X

  9. Inessa

    waw.. what a delicious looking cake!!!

  10. nannina65

    Bellissima ricetta, un po' diversa da quella che faccio io, proprio da provare, baci.

  11. Only Fish Recipes

    ohhh wow…..drooling here…what a delicious apple cake…loved it absolutely n thnx for sharing the recipe…bookmarked !

  12. Paco Garcia

    que ricooooo muy buena pinta y felicidades x tu blog is fantantic jejeje saludosss

  13. OLGUIS

    I love apple pie and this apple cake looks fantastic.RegardsOlguis.

  14. hemalata

    Perfect cake looks so cute n nice presentation too…

  15. Suchi

    The cake looks awesome, no wonder your cat wanted to eat all of it 🙂

  16. PolaM

    That cake looks perfect!

  17. Marina

    Alida, this one is so beautiful! I love the cat!

  18. maha

    interesting……..cake looking just great..nice cliks……….

  19. Una Semplice Passione

    Mamma mia questa torta e bellissima. Mi mangerai volentieri in questo momento un pezzo con una tazza di te.

  20. Lauralovescakes

    Wow this looks amazing…so appetizing! I loved cooked apple…I might make this sometime! 🙂

  21. ramya

    Lovely Alida,I have a similar looking apple cake recipe(almost forgotten) and now I have an urge to bake it…you may see one on my blog soon!!

  22. Rosita Vargas

    me encanta el pastel de manzana te ha quedado prefecto,abrazos y abrazos.

  23. Rita

    Have not make an apple cake is a long time ;love this recipe.Rita

  24. simran

    …………..and realllly cute cat!

  25. simran

    awesome!……fantasic cake…….simply beautiful…..thank you for a lovely recipe…i'm def going to try this.

  26. simple baking

    Never used yeast in cakes before but this one is calling my name. Thanx Alida for a fab recipe.

  27. elly

    ti è venuta praticamente perfetta!! Complimenti sei proprio brava!!

  28. Javelin Warrior

    This looks delicious – I don't think I've ever had an apple cake but this would be a great idea for next fall when I'm inundated with fresh apples =)

  29. seanymph

    lol I just baked something apple to put on my page too. But I have apples left and this looks delicious so it may be my next project. 🙂

  30. Cuisine de Provence

    I bet this cake smells divine and it sure looks pretty! As does your cat – I adore cats.

  31. Elpiniki

    Beautiful applecake! I just love it!

  32. JULIA

    Alida, beautiful inviting pictures! Did the cat have a piece? :-))))

  33. Alida

    Benisim! Si iodin prest! Vive il Friul! Vive il mangja'!

  34. Alida

    Thank you! Yes yeast for cakes.

  35. Anonymous

    ciao Alidaa! la torte e je bielissime e bunissime! Cuant tornaiso in Friul?Tra poc a tache il periodo dai sparcs! ven a cjatanus cusì i fasin une ricete insieme pal to blog: se ditu?;))ciao Raffaella MarsoniPS: ti ai scrit in furlan parseche a mi plas une vore! in font a e la nostre marilenghe, vere no? :))mandi!!

  36. LAURA

    Ciao, la torta di mele è un classico che non delude mai, sfido che anche al tuo bellissimo gatto è stato tentato!!!Ti seguo e se ti fa piacere passa a trovarmi, anch'io ho degli aiutanti in cucina!!!A presto

  37. Hema

    Cake looks awesome, by raising agent do you mean yeast..

  38. I just love puss puss so adorable!!!! I am huge fan of kitties! We have two of our own.. Grandma's cake looks amazing, moist and it has to be good if grandma made it the best recipes and thanks for sharing!

  39. Gloria

    I love it! look absolutely delicious!!!

  40. La cucina di Molly

    Ma che dolce goloso, deve essere molto soffice e bello alto! Anche tu sei molto brava!Ciao

  41. Giovanna

    Ho scritto frosting invece di topping! 🙂

  42. Giovanna

    E' deliziosa! Mi piace il frosting con la marmellata di albicocche! ^-^Il tuo gatto è bellissimo, anch'io ne ho uno. :-)Un bacione e buon fine settimana

  43. Anu

    Delicious. Love the work with fork.

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