One of my favorite cakes to make during the fall and at Christmas time is an Italian Apple Cake. So rich and flavorful your guests will beg you for the recipe and another slice!!
½ cup unsalted butter
3 apples cut into slices
2/3 cup flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 whole eggs plus 1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup granulated sugar
½ tsp grated lemon zest
10 x sugar to dust
- preheat oven to 375, butter a 9” round cake pan
-In a large frying pan over low heat, melt the butter, reserve 6 tbs for later. Add the
apple slices and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
-In a small bowl mix together flour, salt and baking powder. In a large bowl beat the whole eggs and egg yolks until blended. Add the butter, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest.
Stir in flour and apples. Spoon into prepared pan, smoothing the top.
-Bake until cake is browned, 30-35 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool in pan for
5 minutes. Invert cake onto plate to remove the pan and then invert again and return to rack to cool completely.
-Before serving dust with 10x sugar