Moist Organic Apple Cake

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Moist Organic Apple Cake

by Daniele Sarno

Desserts can be delicious and healthy with this Moist Organic Apple Cake topped with Toasted Pine Nuts by Chef Daniele Sarno!

Cuisine : Baking Course : Dessert Skill Level : Novice
Prep : 10 mins Cook : 40 mins Ready in : 50 mins Serves : 6


  • 3 Organic apples
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 120g Muscovado sugar
  • Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla pod or a few drops of good vanilla essence
  • 3 nos. Organic whole eggs
  • 170g Unbleached organic plain flour
  • 90g Unsalted butter
  • 10g Natural baking powder for 170g flour
  • 30g Pine nuts


  1. Gently melt the butter into a small casserole, taking care that it doesn’t burn.
  2. Peel the apples and cut them into small pieces. Add the lemon juice and 50 g (1/4 cup) of the sugar. Mix together and set aside.
  3. Break the eggs into a large bowl. Add the remaining sugar and beat together well.
  4. Add the melted butter, the vanilla, the flour and the natural baking powder, mixing well.
  5. Add the apples.
  6. Put the mixture in a cake tin, sprinkle the toasted pine nuts on top and bake for 40 minutes at 170°C or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Serve with whipped cream, custard or vanilla ice cream.
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