Torta di Mele – Apple Cake


I think almost everyone have an apple cake recipe, and if they are made with good quality ingredients they are all good 🙂 the apple cakes are those cakes that make us think to the “grandmother cakes”, they are probably the more “homey” of the cakes and they are usually quite easy to make.

And they are always good to eat at any time 🙂

So here it is one of my favorite recipes about apple cakes: I have some others too, also another very good with walnuts together with the apples, and others with less butter, but I’ll start showing this one which is very tasty, with its flavor of apple enriched by the natural vanilla and the cinnamon and just a little bit of rum 🙂 it’s absolutely not dry and it’s not too much moist, just perfect 🙂

This is definitely not a highly technical recipe, not at all, but often the simple things when well executed reveal to be very satisfying 🙂 and it’s very easy to remember, as you can see in the numbers.

Let’s see.


INGREDIENTS (for a 28/30 cm cake pan, big):

  • 300 g flour
  • 300-350 g apples (about)
  • 300 g sugar
  • 250 g butter, melted
  • 300 g eggs (about 6 medium size eggs or 5 big size)
  • 20 ml of dark rum 
  • 7 g of dry yeast
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • half teaspoon of cinnamon powder 
  • a pinch of salt, 2 g


  1. First of all peel the apples and cut them into small pieces, about 1-2 cm. Then pour some lemon juice on them, so they will not get darker.
  2. Now add in a large bowl the eggs, the sugar, the salt, the rum and the vanilla (cut the bean and remove all the pulp using a knife). Take the electric whisker and whisk all together for about 15 minutes: it has to incorporate air and
  3. Now sift 2 times the flour with the cinnamon and the dry yeast, and add it slowly to the eggs.
  4. When flour and eggs are well mixed together, add the melted butter, mix well everything again, and then add the apple cubes.
  5. Take a 28 cm cake pan and pour the whole inside, spread it homogeneously inside the cake pan.
  6. Bake it at fan-assisted mode, at 170 °C, for about 40-45 minutes (every oven is different, so you have to control).
  7. When it’s ready, let it cool down and sprinkle with icing sugar before serving.

The smell is wonderful 🙂

PS: If you have a smaller cake pan just reduce the quantities: for a 24 cm pan count about 30/40% less ingredients.






7 Comments Add yours

  1. deliciouslynell says:

    You know I haven’t ever had an apple cake before! I’ve missed out! This looks so good 🙂


    1. Really?! 🙂 there are a lot of good apple cakes recipes, but this is really really good 🙂 vanilla and cinnamon absolutely give an extra touch! 🙂 thank you!


  2. chefkreso says:

    Looks lovely 😄

    Liked by 1 person

  3. My Nonna from the village of Guistino in the Italian Alps had a recipe for this cake. As a young woman, she was the cook in the home of a well-to-do family, before she married (and moved to Boston). She would slice her apples very, very thin and layer them at the half way point. Half the batter, then apple slices, then the remaining batter – bake! It was a very elegant touch!

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    1. Giustino, in Trento province 🙂 it’s not too far from my hometown 🙂
      Thanks for the comment, very nice 🙂

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