Let’s start with something very easy, healthy and tasty. This is a recipe from my grandmother. And when I’m saying easy, it is really for first stage beginners – no baking, no special supplies, no decorating, very small chance to mess up something. At the same time it is ultimately very delicious and healthy. This is my easy apple cake from scratch.
This recipe was created more than 50 years ago in a small village in Europe, so you can imagine the kind of ingredients and technique we are going to use – common stuff, that you can find in pretty much any store. People living in small villages (like my grandmother) can even produce some ingredients, but of course you don’t have to do this.
You just have to give it a try and you will be able to make this easy apple cake from scratch and I am sure that you will love it. Good luck and please let me know the results and your honest opinion. It is very important to me and I will greatly appreciate.
Difficulty: easy | Preparation: 30 m | Bake: – | Pieces: 12 | Ready in: 1 h 30 m
For the base:
- 4 apples
- 14 oz (400 g) tea biscuits
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup white raisins
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons dark cocoa
- 1 tablespoon rum or cognac
For the top:
- 22 oz (600 g) sour cream
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 3 drops vanilla extract
- 11″ cake pan with removable bottom
For this recipe I use cake pan with removable bottom. As already explained, this is very old recipe, so people in the past were using whatever they had. You can replace it with any other cake pan or even use an aluminum foil pan with the same size.
- Soak the raisins into warm water
- Peel, core and grate the apples
- Crunch the biscuits into small pieces (don’t use chopper)
- Chop the walnuts to very small pieces (don’t use chopper)
- Take the raisins out of the water and gently dry them with kitchen paper
- In a large bowl, stir together the biscuits, apples, walnuts, raisins and sugar
- Add the cinnamon, cocoa and the alcohol (rum or cognac)
- Use a cake pan (11″) with removable bottom, put in and expand the mixture of apples and biscuits (make sure there is no air)
- In another bowl, mix the ingredients for the top – sour cream, sugar powder and vanilla extract. Mix them to homogeneous mixture by hand. DO NOT USE MIXER!
- Put the mixture and expand it over the base
- Make waves with a spoon so the top is not flat
- You can sprinkle some cocoa
- Cover with foil and cool it in the refrigerator for about 1:30 hours
- For better flavor and taste you can use different kinds of apples
- If you want to do this healthy cake even healthier, replace the powdered sugar with honey or stevia
- If the mixture for the base looks very liquid (from the apples) add more biscuits or bread crumbs
- Always try how sweet the based and the top are. Add more sugar if you prefer them sweeter