With the happy abundance of crispy, tart apples, there's no shortage of stupendously scrumptious ways you can harvest your apples and put them to work for you. One of our classic Italian favorites: a tender, aromatic apple cake just waiting to be snapped up with a cup of steaming tea.
Although, why wait for tea? Get cracking on making this heavenly apple cake recipe now and use it perfectly as a snacking cake throughtout your day. With a modest amount of sugar, and packing in a wallop of tasty seasonal apples, you'll be rewarded by your cooking efforts with a cake that doesn't go overboard on processed sugar, but knocks it out of the park with flavor and wafting appley scents.
Perfect for those who aren't overly-sweet sweet-tooths, we see you! Also an amazing dessert and snack recipe for your smaller kitchen helpers - get those kiddos to work helping you mix up your tempting Tuscan apple cake and watch them devour the literal fruits of their labor once your apple cake has cooled. A most rewarding apple recipe on all fronts!
Prepare Apple Cake Base
Preheat oven to 170C.
Sieve the flour and baking powder, and blend. Add in the sugar, and continue to blend well. Add vegetable oil, blend. Beat the eggs, and add to the flour mixture, mixing well with a whisk. Add some yogurt, but not all of it. If the mixture appears to be too thick, add yogurt to make less dense.
Bake and finish the Cake
Add the diced apples to the mixture. Grease and flour a baking dish (round, for cakes, with a 8" diameter).
Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, checking it with a wooden toothpick (if toothpick comes out dry from the center of the cake, the cake is done).
Serve warm or cold.