Apple Pie

Yields: a cake for 8 slices

Preparation time: 15'

Cooking time: 40'


  • Oven (180°C)
  • Baking paper
  • I strongly suggest a peeler


  • 300g flour
  • 150g white sugar
  • 150g room temperature butter
  • 4 eggs
  • a bit of orange zest (roughly a table spoon)
  • 4 tangy apples (I use Jazz variety)
  • 12g of baking powder
  • a splash of brandy (roughly 15ml but it depends on your taste)
  • few table spoons of brown sugar
  • [OPTIONAL] for serving, vanilla ice cream


  • Take the butter out of the fridge (I am sure you forgot to take it out earlier)
  • Pre-heat oven (not ventilated) at 180°C
  • Weigh all the remaining ingredients
  • Mix all the ingredients except apples and brown sugar
  • Peel and coarsely dice the apples (roughly 1cm)
  • Add the apples to the mix
  • Put some baking paper on the bottom of the baking tin
  • Poor the mix in a cake tin (it’s better if you can open the sides for easier removal)
  • Sprinkle a thin layer of brown sugar on top (this will provide a nice crunchy top)
  • Bake for 40’ (or until you see the cake starts getting too brown on top)
  • Before taking out of the oven I suggest putting the tip of a knife deep inside the center of the cake and check that when you take it out there is no raw dough stuck on it
  • Let cool down a bit and then open the baking tin

This is one of my all-time favorite cakes, good for all seasons and both for breakfast and dessert.

Category: Sweets

Origin: Misc

Tags: ApplesVegetarian