Bolzano Apple Cake

Bolzano apple cake is a Northern Italian peasant cake. The apples are thinly sliced, making the cake a stack of apple slices with a lovely custardy texture. It’s definitely going to grab a spot on the Thanksgiving dessert table!

  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 milk, room temperature
  • confectioners sugar, for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Grease a 9″ cake, line and grease parchment.
  2. Melt butter, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs and a 1/2 cup of sugar. Continue to beat while slowly adding the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar until thick.
  4. Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples, set aside.
  5. Add the melted butter and the vanilla to the sugar/egg mixture. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, and salt, then add the milk. Fold in the sliced apples, taking the time to ensure the apples are coated with the batter.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar, cut into wedges and serve.
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One Response to Bolzano Apple Cake

  1. Old NFO says:

    Saving this one!!!

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