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Aurelia's Apple Cake


  • 6 tbs unsalted butter
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 tbs sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1.5-2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4-5 medium apples (granny smith)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar for topping
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sparkling water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius

  2. Melt butter, but be careful not to burn it. Cool it off for about 5-10 minutes.

    melted butter
  3. In the meatime, peal and cut the apples into thin slices and sprinkle them with some lemon juice. Set the apples aside.

    pealed apples
  4. In a seperate bowl, add eggs, sour cream, sugar, and mix them all together with a spoon.

    eggs and sour cream
  5. Add the melted butter, vanilla, lemon zest, and continue mixing.

    lemon zest
  6. Add a table spoon of sparkling water and mix.

    sparkling water
  7. Measure about two cups of flour, and add two tea spoons of baking powder to the flour with a pinch of salt. Mix it well together and then pour into the bowl with the other ingredients.

    adding flour
  8. Mix all the ingredients together with a spoon.

    mixing the batter
  9. Add half of the apples and mix them into the batter, gently.

  10. Pour out the batter onto a greased and lightly breaded round baking dish.

    baking dish
  11. Place the other half of the apples on top of the batter.

  12. Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden.

  13. Cool it off for about 10 minutes, sprinkle some powdered sugar on top, and Enjoy!

    apple cake