- 1 h 15 min
Apple cake is an authentic dessert that’s always been a firm favorite of ours and has inspired us to create other delicious variants such as an apple and chocolate cake, for those with a sweet tooth; a gluten-free blackberry cake; and even an eggless cake containing yogurt for those who prefer a lighter version. The latest exciting addition to this tasty list is this apple and orange cake, its name hinting at the citrusy aromas that will be released as it cooks, making for a deliciously aromatic cake. The distinct notes of orange offer a tasty new take on this soft apple cake that showcases the winter fruits at their best, so why not take breakfast and snack time up a gear with a slice of this delicious apple and orange cake!
To make the apple and orange cake, first melt the butter over very low heat and set aside to cool. Wash and dry the apples thoroughly, then slice them in half and remove the cores 1. Cut three of the four apples into thin, uneven slices without peeling them 2, then cut the fourth apple into more even slices, as these will be used for decoration later 3.
Season the uneven apple slices with the orange zest 4 and juice 5, stir, and set aside 6.
Pour the eggs into a bowl and whip them with an electric whisk, adding the cup (200 g) of sugar a little at a time 7. Next, add the cooled melted butter 8 and Greek yogurt 9, continuing to stir as you do so,
to achieve a light, even mixture 10. Now sift in the flour through a sieve 11, along with the baking powder 12, and stir gently with a spatula.
Add the orange-flavored apples to finish (13-14). Grease and flour an 8-inch (20-cm) cake pan 15 and pour in the mixture.
Spread it with the back of a spoon 16 to get an even surface 17. At this point, take the apple slices that you set aside for decoration and arrange them side by side covering the whole cake 18.
Sprinkle the surface with granulated sugar 19 and bake in a conventional oven preheated to 350°F (175°C) for 70 minutes, until golden brown 20. When it’s done baking, take the apple and orange cake out of the oven and serve sprinkled with powdered sugar to taste 21.
Store the apple and orange cake at room temperature, preferably under a glass cake dome, for up to 2-3 days. The cake can be frozen once baked.
You can also use other types of apples, such as Pink Lady, Annurca, or Fuji.
If you like a touch of spice, try adding a little cinnamon or some chopped cloves to your cake, and serving it with a nice scoop of ice cream!