Torta di Mele (Apple Cake)

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Apple desserts are so delicious. Torta di Mele is a popular dessert in Italy in the fall. This is my version of that dessert, including fall spices that give this cake a beautiful warm flavor. This is perfect for breakfast or with a nice cup of espresso after a nice meal.

Torta di Mele

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian

Equipment

  • 9" Springform Pan
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups AP flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower Oil (Canola or vegetable oil is fine as well)
  • 3 Large Eggs, room temp
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Ext
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 Honeycrisp Apples
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions
 

  • Peel and cut 2 apples for the filling. Place in a bowl and squeeze lemon juice on top so that they don't oxidize.
  • Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg together.
  • In a separate bowl, add sugars and oil. Using a hand mixer, beat the sugar and oil together.
  • Add room temp eggs, one at a time, mixing with each addition. Beat on medium speed until thick and foamy.
  • Add vanilla extract and lemon zest. Mix well.
  • Slowly add flour mixture and salt. Mix until just incorporated, do not over mix.
  • Fold in apples and add to a parchment lined springform pan.
  • Peel the other 2 apples and cut into long slices to make a pretty flower decoration on top of the cake.
  • Arrange the apple slices in a circular pattern on top of the cake to resemble a flower. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  • Place on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 1 hour 10 mins, time depends on your oven, so check it at 1 hour. If a knife comes out clean, its ready.

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Torta di Mele (Apple cake) INGREDIENTS    * 1 1/2 cups AP flour, spooned and leveled * 1 tbsp Baking Powder * 1 tsp Cinnamon * 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg * 1/4 tsp Salt * 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar * 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar * 1/2 cup Sunflower Oil (Canola or vegetable oil is fine as well) * 3 Large Eggs, room temp * 1 tsp Vanilla Ext * Zest of 1 lemon * 3 Honeycrisp Apples * Juice of 1 lemon #appledessert #dessert #recipe #foodtiktok #homecooking #baketok #frannielovesfood

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