Rustic apple cake with coconut and almonds

Rustic apple cake with coconut and almonds

By 04/03/2013

I love rustic cakes. They bring back memories of times spent with granny, old table cloths and nice cooking smells.

They don't require lots of decorating or fuss to be made and they are straightforward. They are just simple cakes, packed with goodness to enjoy with tea of coffee.

For this cake you will need a good Kilo of apples. I find that grating the apples gives a nice texture to the cake and a touch of cinnamon on top helps adding extra flavour.

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 50 minutes



Peel and grate the apples in a bowl. Cover the bowl up with cling film and put aside.

grating apples

In a bowl put the flour, salt, lemon zest, eggs, half of the sugar, the coconut and the milk. Stir all the ingredients well together

ingredients in a bowl

Melt the butter and add it to the mixture.  You will need to make a pastry that's moist but not too runny. Add some more milk if needed


Put the mixture on a greased round baking tin

pour it in a mold

On the top put a layer of grated apples and sprinkle with sugar

Apple coconut cake with almonds

Make another layer and sprinkle with the remaining sugar

Apple coconut cake with almonds

Decorate with the almonds and cook in the lower rack of the oven at 180C for 50 minutes

Apple coconut cake with almonds

When the cake has cooled down sprinkle with some icing sugar and with the cinnamon.

Apple coconut cake with almonds

apple and coconut cake

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7 Responses to Rustic apple cake with coconut and almonds

  1. Caroline Taylor

    This looks lovely. How nice that it brings back childhood memories for you too.

  2. la cucina di Molly

    Che delizia questa torta, a prescindere che adoro le torte di mele, ma con quel tocco di cocco è molto golosa, complimenti! Un bacione!

  3. Mich Piece of Cake

    This apple cake looks rich and moist… love the coconut and almond toppings.

  4. Javelin Warrior

    Alida, this cake is beautiful! And I love that there’s nothing fussy about it, no complicated directions or techniques. What a wonderful cake and thank you so much for sharing!

    • Alida

      Yes it is an easy cake to make and tasty. Thank you Mark!

  5. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    I too love a rustic apple cake, but never thought of using grated apples when making an apple cake. Can’t wait to try it.

  6. Alma Vorrei

    SO perfect for fall! This cake looks incredibly amazing!

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