Apple and Lemon Cake

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IMG_4591I often like to prepare simple and classic recipes, and this is cake is both (and tasty 😀 ). I remembered my grandmother used to make this cake in her green cookware “Le Creuset” and the texture was perfect and moist. This cake is perfect for any occasions and ready to be served for the party, for Fiesta Friday #85

Many thanks to our amazing host, Angie from The Novice Gardener, and to our co-host’s this week Kaila @ GF Life 24/7 and Jenny @ Dragonfly Home Recipes,

Serves: 10 slices


  • 300g of all purpose flour/plain flour
  • 150g of caster sugar
  • 150g of soft butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 11g of baking powder
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 40ml of milk
  • 40ml of lemon juice
  • 2 apples
  • Icing sugar to dust


  1. Grease a rectangular cake pan.
  2. Peel the two apples and cut them into small pieces.
  3. Place the apples in a bowl, drizzle with 1 lemon and set aside.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
  5. In a large bowl add the flour, the sugar, the zest of two lemons and the baking powder.
  6. Mix the ingredients with a spatula.
  7. Add the 4 eggs and whisk all the ingredients with a mixer.
  8. Add the soft butter cut into small pieces and continue to mix until it becomes creamy.
  9. Pour the milk and mix.
  10. Pour the lemon juice (40ml – the juice of one lemon approx) and mix.
  11. Finally, add the apples to the mix.
  12. Slowly pour the mixture into the rectangular cake pan.
  13. Bake for 45 minutes (more or less depending on the oven) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  14. Remove from the oven and set aside for 20 minutes.
  15. Place the cake on a serving plate and dust with icing sugar.

I love the texture of this cake. The apples are soft and the lemony zest brings a delicious aroma.

Bon Appétit!

PS: You can make a syrup or serve with a red fruit coulis on top of the cake!

69 thoughts on “Apple and Lemon Cake

  1. Jenny

    This cake looks so delicate, yet solid. I can imagine the flavors of the apple and the lemon taste so good together. Your photos are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this cake at Fiesta Friday!

  2. Kaila

    Yum! This looks like a phenomenal dish! I love the idea of adding a syrup on top, and the lemon zest is perfect for the flavor. Thank you os much for bringing this to the fiesta this week, and I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  3. tentimestea

    What a lovely cake. It looks so buttery and delicate and sounds very moist! I love hearing about how it was a classic recipe, and one your grandmother made as well 🙂 It must be such a well-loved recipe!

    • lapetitepaniere

      Thank you so much for your kind words. My grandmother was an amazing Lady and an excellent cook. I was always standing beside her to be the first to taste everything. The cake is very nice. Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  4. Francesca

    I made your cake yesterday and Stefano and Her Majesty had it for breakfast! They simply loved it! Stefano told me that the texture is marvelous! It’s rich yet very light! I will keep making it over and over! Thank you!

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