Friday, January 30, 2015

Grandma Apple Cake

Grandma apple cake, aka Torta di mele della Nonna.
It seems that back then, recipes were simple, easier and better tasting.
This is my favorite apple cake recipe.

The best way to make this cake is to take 3 coffee mugs, add
3-4 eggs in one mug, depending how big of a cake you want. Then to the other two mugs add equal amount of sugar to one mug, and equal amount of flour to the third mug so you will have three mugs with equal amounts of eggs, sugar and flour.

3-4 eggs= 1 mug of eggs
1 mug of sugar 
1 mug of flour (I used whole wheat)
2 big apples + 1/2 cup apple sauce
3 teaspoons baking powder 
cinnamon (optional) 
powder sugar before serving

Preheat over to 350F.
 Mix eggs and sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until white and fluffy. 
Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, apple sauce and mix well. 
Grease a round cake pan and add flour to the pan to prevent the cake sticking. 
Core, slice and peel the apples . 
Pour the cake batter into the pan and arrange the apple slices on the top. 

Bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown on the top. Depending on oven.
Dust the cake with powder sugar before serving.

And yes, there is no oil/butter in this cake.

Why buying a "cake in a box", when making this cake is so simple?

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Linda said...

I can only imagine how good this smells!!! If only I had the apples....and applesauce!

Kelly said...

That's a unique recipe using the mugs. I bet it's delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh how lovely! Of course, the Italian name sounds so much more elegant. Looks delicious and easy. Yum! Thank you Dani for this fun recipe.

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

I love apple cake of any kind, and think looks so delicious and sounds nice and easy. Thanks so sharing it. I'm pinning this.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Such an apple cake was a labor of love by our Grandmas and our Mothers. My Mom loved to bake for her family; fondest memories.
This looks so yummy and is KISS = Keep It Sweet & Simple.
Thanks as usual for sharing.

Donna@anangloinqu├ębec said...

I love how simple this and how good it looks. Thanks for this, I am always looking for simple and good.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

So glad I decided to pop in on this one. Yum! Love apple so I will be trying this. Hope you are well!