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Italian Apple Cake

Italian Apple Cake, a moist soft full of chopped apples anytime cake.  A perfect Breakfast, Snack or even Dessert Cake.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, cake, Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy apple cake, easy homemade apple cake, Italian apple cake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 2-3 medium apples (chopped medium or large)
  • Juice from half a lemon (or 1 tablespoon if you want less lemon taste)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup regular yogurt (not flavoured)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I use corn oil)
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • zest 1/2 lemon
  • 2-3 tablespoons powdered / icing sugar (for dusting on the cake)


  • Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C), grease and flour a nine inch (23 cm) bundt pan (a cake pan would work too).
  • In a medium bowl add the chopped apples and sprinkle with the lemon juice.
  • In a large bowl beat the eggs and sugar until creamy and light approximately 3-4 minutes.  Then add the yogurt and oil, sift the flour, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the bowl add the zest then beat until combined.
  • Fold in the apples, spoon into the prepared cake pan, sprinkle with a couple of tablespoons of granulated sugar and bake for approximately 35-40 minutes (check for doneness with a toothpick).  Let cool completely before removing from pan.  Dust with powdered sugar if desired.  Enjoy!


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.2mg