Invisible Apple Cake

Invisible Apple Cake

I will present you today another wonderful apple cake, easy and fantastically tasty and savoury. It's very quick and the only thing you really need is about 1 kilo of apples, since the cake is made almost entirely of apples and the batter is nearly invisible. It is inspired by a recipe of the well known Simili sisters from Italy and you should definitely try it. 

It tastes like apple pudding and vanilla cream, a bit firmer and, while still warm, you will feel like you are eating vanilla cream with a strong apple flavour. It surprised me the fact that my Maria absolutely liked this cake, which says a lot. She's not very keen on desserts and very rarely does she appreciate the sweets I cook. This cake, however, was very much to her taste, she ate it quickly and she also wanted me to know how tasty it was.


2 pieces
70 g
Vanilla Extract
1 tsp
30 g
melted and cooled
100 ml
White flour
100 g
Baking powder
10 g
0.25 tsp
1 kg

Step by step

Step 1

First we make the batter - in a bowl place 2 eggs, 70g sugar, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Beat well with a mixer until light and pale.

Optionally, you can add a bit of lemon zest, I didn't because I wanted the cake to taste like fine vanilla, not lemon.

Invisible Apple Cake - Step 1
Step 2

Stir in the milk and melted butter, mix.

Invisible Apple Cake - Step 2
Step 3

At the end, sift in the flour and baking powder, combine to make sure there are no lumps.

Invisible Apple Cake - Step 3
Step 4

Peel the thoroughly washed apples and remove the core. Slice them as thinly as possible using a knife or a mandolin. 

As you are slicing the apples, incorporate into the mixture, combine.

Invisible Apple Cake - Step 4
Step 5

This is what it looks like after all the apples have been incorporated into the batter - notice the apples are only coated, not completely covered in mixture.

Invisible Apple Cake - Step 5
Step 6

Spoon the apples into a 26-28cm in diameter springform pan, lined with baking paper. Shake the pan a little bit, so that the mixture arranges nicely and the apples are not too scattered. 

Bake for 40-45 minutes to 200 degrees C.

Invisible Apple Cake - Step 6
Step 7

Let cool completely  in the pan, then serve. Try to stop on time, it won't take too long to eat it all (especially if it's still warm). 


Invisible Apple Cake - Step 7
Quantity: 1300 g (8-10 servings)
Prep time: 45 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 30 min
Publish date:
Collections: Cakes, Fruit desserts, Desserts

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