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Italian Apple cake
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4.8 from 5 votes

Torta di Mele

For one of the best apple cakes, you'll ever have try my Torta de Mele! An apple butter cake will go perfectly with every meal or just as a snack!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 243kcal


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 large apples cut into slices
  • cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large whole eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp powdered 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
  • 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


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 92mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.3mg