Italian Apple Cake

Italian Apple Cake

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Serving: 6

Italian Apple Cake has the robust flavor of rum.


  • 3 large firm tart apples, peeled, cored and cut into thin slices
  • 1/3 cup rum
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 1/3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • butter and flour for baking pan


  1. Put apple slices in a bowl and pour rum over them. Make sure the slices are completely moistened with rum.
  2. Beat the eggs with 1 1/2 cups sugar until thick and light. Beat in the lemon zest.
  3. Sift together the flour and baking powder; stir gradually into batter.
  4. Butter and flour a 7 by 11 inch baking pan. Turn the dough into the pan. Smooth the top. Place the apple slices in orderly rows on top of dough. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup sugar.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes, until cake tests done. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.


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