Simple apple layer cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
  • For flour mixture:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup raw cane sugar (or xsylitol sugar)
  • 1 sachet baking powder (2 tsp)
  • 1 sachet vanilla sugar (optional)
  • For apple mixture:
  • 1.2 - 1.5 kg apples (about 6-7 apples), peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For topping:
  • 1 cup sour cream (I used homemade kefir)
  • 3 eggs
  • Note: 1 cup = 250 ml
  • If you prefer less sweet cakes, you can reduce quantity of sugar to ¾ cup.
  1. Preheat oven to 200 C (390 F). Prepare smaller rectangular baking tray and grease it well with oil or butter (I used coconut oil).
  2. First start by preparing the flour mixture. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and vanilla sugar. Divide mixture in 3 equal parts in 3 small bowls. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the apple mixture by peeling and grating apples in a mixing bowl and adding cinnamon and vanilla, stir to combine. It will be very juicy but that's how it should be.
  4. Take the tray and assemble the cake in this order:
  5. First part of flour mixture equally distributed over the tray surface.
  6. Half apple mixture, equally distributed over the flour mixture.
  7. Second part of flour mixture, equally distributed over the apples.
  8. Second half of apples mixture.
  9. Third part of flour mixture.
  10. Once you have all the layers of the cake ready, you can prepare the topping. Whisk sour cream (or kefir) with 3 eggs until smooth and combined and pour it over the last layer of the cake (the third part flour mixture).
  11. Make few little holes in the cake using a fork so the liquid can get to the bottom.
  12. Bake on 200 C (390 F) for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before slicing and serving.
  13. Note: You can of course eat the cake the same day but it gets better and juicer after a night in the fridge.
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