APPLE CAKE with pastry cream

TORTA DI MELE con cremain italiano

Sometimes we search for elaborate things thinking that they have something more, something we are going to enjoy more.
Very often this “theory” is wrong, and this Apple Cake will show you that I’m right, bake and have it for breakfast, you will agree with me, no doubt.

It’s light, flavoured, very moist and soft. What else can you ask for in a cake?! Apple Cake is something that in many of us, brings back childhood memories, at leat in my case.

Apple cake. I repeat, Apple Cake. Probably the best cake ever. Why? Just because it is simple, delicious and just perfect in its semplicity.

But (there’s always a but!) this recipe in particular is not that simple. It just takes a lot of time to bake, but the actual making of it is rather easy.

It is an Apple Pie but with something special: a thick layer of pastry cream.

The pastry cream makes the cooking time slightly longer, this cake bakes in a similar way as a baked cheesecake, so yeah…be patient!

Let’s see how I made this delicious Apple cake!

for a 20cm baking tin

  • 180g of flour
  • 100g of oil
  • 100g of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4g of baking powder
  • 80ml of milk, full fat
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • 120g of pastry cream


  1. Pre-heat oven at 165°
  2. Line a 20cm baking tin with parchment paper
  3. In the bowl of your standing mixer, mix the oil with the sugar. Beat for at least 3 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs and beat again for 2 max 3 minutes
  5. Add in the milk and incorporate it to the mixture
  6. Add in the flour with the baking powder
  7. Mix gently, do not overmix it.
  8. Pour the batter into the tin.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes.
  10. Take the tin out of the oven, nicely lay the apple slices on top and then pour the pastry cream all over it.
  11. Top with extra apple slices.
  12. Bake for 40 minutes at 165°
  13. Then turn the oven off and keep the cake in the oven for 15 minute.
  14. Let it cool completely.

I like mine slightly warm and with a glass of milk, you can have it as a after dinner treat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

It’s creamy, smooth, so-oo nice!

Don’t forget to let me know if you decide to bake this delicious cake!

Have you ever baked one with cornflour?



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