Monday, July 18, 2011

Italian Apple Cake (One Bowl Recipe)

I made this cake over the weekend and it is delicious. Moist cake perfect with coffee, and so easy to do. It reminded me of a cake this family made in Bologna where I stayed many years ago. Make sure your olive oil is light and not heavy in flavor. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and prepare a 9 x 13 pan by spraying with pam or buttering or using olive oil to grease it.

Here is the recipe.

Cut and slice 3 to 4 apples.. ( any kind you have)
1/2 cup to 1 cup of chopped walnuts

Now in one bowl...
3 eggs
3/4 cup of LIGHT olive oil
1 1/2 of sugar
2 cup flour
pinch of salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla extract
In a large bowl....
Beat the eggs with a fork and add the oil and then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Add the apples and walnuts and mix in till coated.
Pour batter into a well sprayed or buttered or oiled 9x13 baking pan and bake at 325 for 1 hour.
You will love this cake. Super easy and gets better as it sits!


  1. YUM. I like it because it doesn't have too many spices in it. Looks great!!

  2. I tried this with fresh cherries and ground almonds instead of apples. It was good but the cherries were not as flavorful as the apples.
    I have also cut down the sugar and the oil and substituted wheat flour for half of the flour and it didn't change the flavor at all.