Does this cake need any introduction? To be honest, no. It's an Italian recipe which has no complicated baking procedure, no special ingredients, just some fresh apples and a simple batter. The result is stunning. This is one of the fluffiest and softest cakes I've ever baked, so, believe me, it's absolutely worth trying!
Torta Di Mele
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
zest of 1 lemon
1 1/4 cup white flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 Tabsp cream (or milk)
+ 3 - 4 apples, thinly sliced
+ some sliced almonds for sprinkling, if desired
Preheat oven to 175C. Line a round tart pan with baking paper. Whisk together sugar, butter, eggs and lemon zest until well combined. Sieve over flour together with baking powder and whisk it in until there are no lumps left. Add cream and whisk in as well.
The batter should be pretty liquid but very smooth.
Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Arrange apples on top, sprinkle almonds onto the sliced apples. Bake for about 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown. Let cool completely.