• Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 55m
  • Rating ****

Serves 8

Don't get caught off guard by the title of this recipe. This dessert is very different than most American cakes. The abundant amount of apples are coated with a minimal amount of batter which is made of yeast and whipped egg whites.

A touch of cinnamon and a powdered sugar glaze enhances the results of this unusual but delicious Italian "cake."


  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/6 ounce dried yeast
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 pounds apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 large egg whites


Butter a 10-inch diameter cake pan. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Beat the egg yolks in a large bowl. Mix in the flour, sugar, salt, yeast and milk. Add the apples and stir to coat. Using an electric mixer with beaters, whip the egg whites in another large bowl until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the apple mixture.

Immediately transfer the mixture to the prepared cake pan and bake until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out dry, about 45 minutes.

Allow to cool before serving.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.

RecID 2658

nutrition information per serving

140 calories; 5g total fat; 61mg cholesterol; 38mg sodium; 23g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 3g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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