Italian Apple Cake Recipe

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Italian Apple Cake
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  • 1/2 lemon , juice of
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp amaretto liqueur (substitute a couple of drops of almond essence or omit this step if neither is available)
  • icing sugar, for dusting (confectioner's)


  1. Set oven to 180C (350F).
  2. Grease and lightly flour a 23cm (9 inch) round cake tin.
  3. You'll also need three mixing bowls- small, medium and large- for this recipe.
  4. DO NOT PEEL the apples.
  5. Cut into chunks about 1/2 square- discarding the core.
  6. Place apple chunks into the first (medium) mixing bowl.
  7. Toss apple in lemon juice to avoid discoloration, then drain off and discard excess juice.
  8. Add raisins and coconut to the apples.
  9. Tip walnuts onto cutting board and sprinkle over 1 tablespoon sugar.
  10. Chop nuts roughly with the sugar, then add nuts and'nut flavoured' sugar to the apple mixture.
  11. Mix well.
  12. In the second (large) mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  13. In the third (small) bowl, combine eggs and sugar and beat until light and lemon colored.
  14. Still beating, add the melted butter and the liqueur (or essence).
  15. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and add the egg mixture.
  16. Stir until well combined.
  17. Tip in the apple mixture and mix well.
  18. At this stage it may seem you have too much apple and not enough batter- don't worry!
  19. Turn the mixture into the prepared cake tin.
  20. Bake on the centre shelf of the oven at 180C (350F) for about 45-50 minutes or until the top of the cake has turned a nice golden brown.
  21. (Test with a skewer if unsure.) Remove cake from oven, turn onto a rack to cool.
  22. Sprinkle with icing (confectioner's) sugar to serve.
  23. Serve with thick cream.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 552.06 Kcal (2311 kJ)
Calories from fat 302.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.66g 52%
Cholesterol 86.81mg 29%
Sodium 664.71mg 28%
Potassium 333.88mg 7%
Total Carbs 55.98g 19%
Sugars 15.25g 61%
Dietary Fiber 5.56g 22%
Protein 9.66g 19%
Vitamin C 2.8mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Calcium 139.7mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 430.75 Kcal (1803 kJ)
Calories from fat 236.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.27g 52%
Cholesterol 67.74mg 29%
Sodium 518.65mg 28%
Potassium 260.51mg 7%
Total Carbs 43.68g 19%
Sugars 11.9g 61%
Dietary Fiber 4.34g 22%
Protein 7.54g 19%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 6%
Iron 2.4mg 17%
Calcium 109mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 13
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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