Grandmas Apple Cake

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, ย 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! ๐Ÿ™‚


my pretty cat

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42 Responses to Grandmas Apple Cake

  1. Anu

    Delicious. Love the work with fork.

  2. Giovanna

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

  3. Giovanna

    Ho scritto frosting invece di topping! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. La cucina di Molly

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

  5. Gloria

    I love it! look absolutely delicious!!!

  6. 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!

  7. Hema

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

  8. LAURA

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

  9. 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 cusรฌ 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!!

  10. Alida

    Thank you! Yes yeast for cakes.

  11. Alida

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

  12. JULIA

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

  13. Elpiniki

    Beautiful applecake! I just love it!

  14. Cuisine de Provence

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

  15. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. 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 =)

  17. elly

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

  18. simple baking

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

  19. simran

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

  20. simran

    …………..and realllly cute cat!

  21. Rita

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

  22. Rosita Vargas

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

  23. 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!!

  24. Lauralovescakes

    Wow this looks amazing…so appetizing! I loved cooked apple…I might make this sometime! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. maha

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

  26. Marina

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

  27. PolaM

    That cake looks perfect!

  28. Suchi

    The cake looks awesome, no wonder your cat wanted to eat all of it ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. hemalata

    Perfect cake looks so cute n nice presentation too…

  30. OLGUIS

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

  31. Paco Garcia

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

  32. Inessa

    waw.. what a delicious looking cake!!!

  33. 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

  34. Alida

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

  35. 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

  36. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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  38. Ivana Zamparini

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

  39. Lucia

    Io alle torte di mele non resisto e piรน sono classiche piรน mi piacciono! Mica scemo, il tuo gatto… ๐Ÿ˜€

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