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 Comments Add yours

  1. burntbutterbakery says:

    This looks absolutely wonderful! The texture looks incredible too, so fluffy and moist.

    1. Thank you so much. It was moist even the following morning with my breakfast! 🙂

      1. burntbutterbakery says:

        I’d love some for my breakfast! I think it’s great that your grandmother used to make this cake – the best recipes run in families, I think!

  2. Linda that cake looks just amazing. Perfect crumb, absolutely delicious.

    1. Thanks a lot Suzanne and have a nice week! 🙂

    1. Thank you very much my friend. Have a lovely week! 🙂 xx

  3. Loretta says:

    Oh my Linda!! Just perfect, love the third picture, I can actually feel the moistness in that beautiful cake!

    1. Thank you so much, Loretta. I love the last picture too 😀 It was a nice treat for my little Gluttons! 🙂

  4. Great cake for every day, weekend and to take out on a picnic, Linda. Have a nice weekend yourself, Nicole xx.

    1. Thank you, Nicole. Absolutely agree with you, this cake is perfect for any time of the day. Have a nice week, xx

  5. Jenny says:

    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!

    1. Thank you so much, Jenny for your nice comment. Next time we will exchange your veggie lasagna against my cake… Thanks for co-hosting this week FF! 🙂

  6. Yea for fruit cakes – we are thinking alike again. From burgers to cakes! Love your addition of lemon and a raspberry coulis on top would be fantastic! Happy FF and Happy weekend 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Judi. The addition of the lemon juice and the lemon zest was very tasty. Next time I will prepare a coulis for a more wet texture. Have a nice week! 🙂

  7. Ginger says:

    Beautiful texture – What I’d give for a slice of this right now … 😉

    1. Thanks a lot Ginger. I would love to send you some… Have a great week! 🙂

  8. Henna says:

    I love apple anything, and this looks soooo good! I bet it would be so lovely for a later afternoon treat alongside a cup of steaming tea 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Henna. There’s nothing better than a slice of cake, a cup of tea and a good chat! 😉

  9. Food For The Soul says:

    This looks amazing…I will absolutely try the recipe soon ( maybe today :))

    1. Thank you so so much! Do let me know how it turns out and have a nice week! 🙂

  10. This is like a variety of an Italian ‘torta di mele’, although those are usually made in a round shape. Nice!

    1. Thank you Stephan. I would love to try the “torta di mele”. Do you have the recipe?

      1. There are many variations — each Italian family has its own recipe.
        I posted one on my blog:

    1. Thanks a lot Freda! 🙂

  11. Nassima3030 says:

    I really love this cake thank you sooo much for sharing .

    1. Thank you so much, Nassima! It is always a pleasure to share my family cuisine! 🙂

  12. Jhuls says:

    I haven’t tried this cake before and this sounds wonderful to me, Linda! I hope you are having a great time! 🙂

    1. Thanks Jhuls, this cake is very simple to prepare and very aromatic. You can add oranges instead of lemons if you want. Have a wonderful week! 🙂 xx

  13. Kaila says:

    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!

    1. Thank you, Kaila for your kind comment; I really appreciate. Thanks for co-hosting this week FF. Have a wonderful week too! 🙂

  14. LInda, it’s almost morning tea time here in Australia and this would go perfectly with my cup of tea! Why oh why do you have to live SO far away??? 🙂 Such a lovely cake! M.xx

    1. Thank you so much my friend. I would love to share my cake with you around a warm cup of tea. Who knows, Margot, maybe one day I will be in Australia 😀 Have a wonderful week! xx

  15. such a pretty – moist cake ! Love it Linda . Thanks for sharing with FF 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Prachi. Have a nice week! 🙂

  16. Habiba says:

    I recently discovered a great apple and lemon cake recipe too! Love how well the flavours go together 🙂 yours looks wonderful!

    1. Thank you so much, Habiba. I’m so glad you like the recipe and Grandmothers recipes never disappoint! 😀

  17. skd says:

    Love the lemon flavor in your cake Linda. One more master piece from you ❤

    1. Thanks a lot Ana, you’re too kind. This cake is very simple to make and the lemon brings a nice aroma too. Have a nice week! 🙂

  18. tentimestea says:

    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!

    1. 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! 🙂

  19. I love how you brought in the apples, and how moist and enticing this dish looks.

    1. Oh, thank you so much. I really appreciate. Have a nice day! 🙂

  20. Linda, There is something about food you make/bake and your presentation style, which is so pleasing and classy. Your apple and lemon cake looks gorgeous and so delectable. I love visiting you. 🙂

    1. Thank you so so much Fae and continue to come to visit me 😀 I really appreciate. All the family love it and honestly, I made two. The other one was for my friend 😛

  21. This looks so lovely and must be delicious!

    1. Thank you very much, Lynz. A nice treat for my gourmands! 🙂

  22. Francesca says:

    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!

    1. Oh la la, this is fantastic. Francesca, you have totally made my day. I’m so happy to hear you liked the cake and thank you so much for your positive feedback. Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  23. Linda, this cake looks lovely! The lemon and apple combination sounds so refreshing! The pic is making me want to reach out to grab a slice! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Indu. This is a nice cake and I’m happy you like the recipe. Perfect with a flavorful tea too. Have a nice day! 🙂

  24. J’adores ton cake….

    1. Merci beaucoup Safrancannelle 🙂 Bonne journée! 🙂

  25. What a lovely looking cake, as well as the photos! I will add this recipe to my repertoire, this one I would make a lot!

    1. Thank you very much for your nice comment. I hope you will enjoy this cake and do let me know how it turns out! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much and have a nice weekend! 🙂

  26. This cake looks amazing!!!

    1. Thank you so much, Olga! 🙂

  27. platedujour says:

    Linda I’m making this one this weekend like big time!

    1. Yeh, have a lovely weekend Marta xx

  28. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

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