Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Total:
1 hr 15 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 4 Granny Smith apples, or other tart apple
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 package instant yeast (baker's yeast)
  • Butter and fine bread crumbs, for the baking pan

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Peel and core the apples and cut them into thin slices. Set the sliced apples aside. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, 2 egg yolks, milk, and yeast and stir gently until a batter forms.

In a separate bowl or in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites until they form firm glossy peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter, leaving a few white streaks so as not to over-mix the batter.

Lightly butter a 8-inch baking pan then dust with bread crumbs, shaking off any excess crumbs. Lay the apples slices in a decorative manner at the bottom of the pan and gently pour the cake batter in around the apple slices. Bake until the top of the cake is golden brown and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 1 hour.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Cake Batter Blondie Bars

Recipe courtesy of Dorothy Kern

Molten Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Brian Boitano

Torta Rustica di Mele (Apple Cake)

Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Tortelli di Mele (Apple Tortelli)

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Apple Barlotto: Orzotto di Mele

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Tia Mowry at Home

10:30am | 9:30c

Tia Mowry at Home

11:30am | 10:30c

Tia Mowry at Home

12:30pm | 11:30c

Tia Mowry at Home

1:30pm | 12:30c

Donut Showdown

2:30pm | 1:30c

Donut Showdown

3:30pm | 2:30c

Donut Showdown

4:30pm | 3:30c

Sugar Showdown

5:30pm | 4:30c

Sugar Showdown

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
9pm | 8c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c
12am | 11c
1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c