Some years ago in Italy, I was having dinner with my dear friends Pina and Michele Afterwards Pinuccia (as we lovingly call her) brought out this cake for dessert along with some wonderful homemade liqueurs. Wow! So pretty and so tasty! I had to get the recipe!
I modified it a bit but this is basically the recipe I got back then and I've been making it ever since!
Sometimes you just want a simple dessert that isn't too sweet. Sometimes you need something pretty to take to someone's house. Sometimes you need to use up the apples that you have too many of.
THIS is the recipe that fits all categories! It's great for breakfast with your cappuccino, for a snack or dessert! Simple yet elegant!
I hope you like it as much as I do!
Love, Dorina <3
Dorina's Kitchen Apple Cake
(adapted from my friend Pinuccia's recipe in Italy)
1 cup of plain yogurt / 225 grams
3/4 cup sugar / 150 grams
2 cups flour / 240 grams
1/4 cup oil / 50 grams
1 1/2 tsp baking powder/ 6 grams
two (or three) apples.--personal preference. You may want more apple IN the cake or you may need more for the top depending on size of apple and cake!
Mix all cake ingredients together until just mixed. Don't over beat it. (don't worry about what order!)
Peel the two apples.
Chop one into cubes and and add to cake batter.
Put batter into a greased and floured round baking pan ...either an angel food cake pan with the hole in the middle or just a round pan. (these look nicest but you can use any pan.)
Slice the other apple and place on top of cake in concentric circles starting from the outside working in towards the center.
Bake at 350 F / 180 C for about 40 minutes or until golden and toothpick comes out clean!