Simple Greek Apple Cake : simple and delicate, the way it has to be.
My mother’s recipe note book hides a lot of treasures. This Simple Greek Apple Cake is really easy, frugal and tasty one. Since the ingredients do not have anything to do with typical Greek flavours I asked her how it become a Greek one. And, of course, there is a story behind: my parents have friends of Greek origin, living close to their house. They have two children and we spent quite a lot of time playing together when growing up.
Their ancestors run over here in 1941. to save their lives after two years of terror in their home land. There was a war between Italians and Greeks and the things got more and more complicated and were one of the triggers to Second World War horrors.
We know It is a part of history that no one should be proud of: widow with three sons arrived and did her best to survive.
So, Greek widow was very creative woman using every single resource and was capable of creating tasty dessert out of one apple, few eggs and a handful of flour. My mother has written down this simple beautiful one and named it Simple Greek Apple Cake.
Wise woman, my mother 🙂 ( I have to be nice since she reads my posts, you know 🙂 )
Simple Greek Apple Cake
- 8 Tbsp sugar
- 6 Tbsp melted butter
- 2 eggs, separated
- Pinch of salt
- 4 Tbsp milk
- 8 ½ Tbsp flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 large apple, peeled, cored, sliced
Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.
Grease rounded 7 inches baking dish.
Whisk egg whites with pinch of salt in a medium sized bowl, until stiff peaks form.
Slowly adding and combining with spatula, add sugar, butter, egg yolks, milk, flour, baking powder, vanilla extract and cocoa powder.
Pour approximately 1/3 of batter into a dish and gently lay apple slices all over, cover with 1/3 of batter and lay the remaining apples again.
Cover with remaining batter and bake for 26 minutes. Test if baked by inserting a skewer into the center. It should slide easily through the apples in the middle and come out clean.
Cool. Sprinkle with cocoa powder before serving.
Serve with whipping cream, if desired.