Recipes

Classic quick apple cake

Ingredients

N°6 Golden Delicious
170 g of flour
170 g of butter at room temperature
170 g of sugar
3 eggs
4g yeast
1 pinch of salt
1 Vanilla beans
1 tbsp sugar optional/to taste
Classic quick apple cake
Preparation
20 minutes
50 for baking
Servings
12
Difficulty
Easy

Are you looking for the traditional apple cake recipe? The real one, fool-proof that can be made in a heartbeat? The secret is all in the apples. Renetta della Val di Non apples are the perfect apples for baking. The more they are, the better it is. Here we use 6 apples displayed in an original way, so your cake will be delicious and even beautiful.


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Required

N°6

The recipe for the real traditional apple cake requires Renetta apples, because Renetta apples are the queen of baking. This apple is tart with a compact pulp, but during baking it becomes juicy and extra-sweet. Peel it at the last moment, so it won’t oxidize.


Ingredients

N°6 Golden Delicious
170 g of flour
170 g of butter at room temperature
170 g of sugar
3 eggs
4g yeast
1 pinch of salt
1 Vanilla beans
1 tbsp sugar optional/to taste
Classic quick apple cake
Preparation
20 minutes
50 for baking
Servings
12
Difficulty
Easy

STEP 1

The first trick for making the real traditional apple cake is to leave the butter at room temperature ahead of time. The butter will become creamy and smooth, not too melted and not too hard, the right softness for mixing and blending. When the butter will have reached this type of consistency, slowly blend in the sugar with an electric mixer.

STEP 2

In order to have a soft and moist apple cake just like you wish to have, add one egg at a time. Make sure that each egg is well blended in before adding another one. Mix until soft and fluffy.

STEP 3

One of the secrets for the perfect apple cake recipe is its delicious scent. Make it even more special by adding natural vanilla beans. Do not use industrial vanilla extract. With a very sharp knife, gently cut along the vanilla bean and scrape away the seeds. Add the seeds to the batter.

STEP 4

Sift the flour with the yeast and salt. In this way they will blend in with the batter, and your cake will not have a “yeast taste” after baking. Use and electric mixer or a kneading machine to blend in the flour-yeast-salt mix into the batter.

STEP 5

And now let’s go with the protagonists of the real traditional apple cake recipe. Peel and core the Renetta apples, and cut them in half. With a sharp knife, make a series of parallel cuts all long the halved apples, without cutting though. This simple trick will give your cake a beautiful and professional look.

STEP 6

Almost done, these are the last steps for completing our recipe for the real traditional apple cake, traditional but with an original twist. Pour evenly the batter in a Ø 25 cm diameter springform pan, previously buttered and sprinkled with flour. Stick the apples in the batter at a regular distance one from the other, making sure they are not completely covered. Sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar on the top of the cake. Once baked, the sugar will create a delicious golden crust.

And now, the last step of your real traditional apple cake recipe. Preheat your oven at 180° C and bake your cake for 50 minutes. Our secret for a soft and moist apple cake? Cover your cake with tin foil after 35 minutes of baking. When baking is completed take it out from the oven, open the springform pan and let your cake cool on a wire rack. This is the trick used by professional bakers to release excessive humidity and allow your traditional apple cake to cool down evenly.

Giacomo’s baking tips
Cook from Sporminore Val di Non
  1. Before starting, read carefully the whole recipe and weigh all the ingredients. With all ingredients weighed and ready, the preparation will be easier and faster.
  2. Butter and sprinkle with flour the springform pan before starting any preparation. In this way you will just need to pour in the batter and bake.
  3. Remember to turn on the oven ahead of time. The oven will reach the correct temperature while preparing your traditional apple cake.

VARIATION ON THE TRADITIONAL APPLE CAKE RECIPE

Would you like to try other apple cake recipes with Renetta della Val di Non apples? Delicious variations of the traditional apple cake recipe are the Frangipane shortcrust pie with Renetta apples and the Tarte Tatin with Renetta apples

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