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Italian Apple Cake

Italian Apple Cake

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x


Visualize the heart of the countryside encapsulated in a slice of cake. That’s what our Italian Apple Cake delivers to your dining table. This delightful recipe incorporates the warmth of apples. The vibrant tang of lemon. And the forgiving hug of olive oil. To construct a soft moist cake that touches like a comforting embrace from a beloved companion. It commemorates life’s joys. By recasting everyday elements into a flavorful tribute to home, custom, and the enjoyment found in sharing dinners. Each morsel transports you to Italy. Inviting you to appreciate the moment. And cherish the recollections made.



3 medium-sized apples

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

3 large eggs

1 c granulated sugar

1 c milk (preferably 2% or whole)

c high-quality olive oil

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

3 c (455 grams) all-purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

2 tbsp granulated sugar (for garnishing)

Optional: Powdered sugar for final presentation


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a bundt cake pan using butter or cooking spray.

Peel and remove the core from the apples. Dice two of the apples. Grate the one. Incorporate them in a bowl. With lemon zest and juice.

In a bowl beat eggs and 1 cup of sugar until they become light and fluffy. Blend in milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Slowly incorporate flour, baking powder and salt until the mixture is smooth.

Gently fold the apple mixture into the batter.

Pour the batter into the greased pan. Sprinkle it with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Bake, for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let the cake cool for 10 minutes before releasing it from the pan. Let it cool completely. Optionally you can dust it with sugar before serving.


For those who want to savor the taste of our Italian Apple Cake without gluten don’t worry! It’s straightforward to assemble this recipe gluten-free. Without compromising on taste or consistency. Simply switch out the all-purpose flour with your gluten-free flour blend. Make sure it’s a 1:1 substitute. For that perfect rise and tender crumb we all enjoy. When selecting a blend. Opt for one with xanthan gum included. As it acts like gluten in binding the ingredients. Ensuring your cake stays intact. With this adjustment. You’ll have a gluten-free version of our enchanting and delightful Italian Apple Cake that everyone can enjoy together.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes