Yeasted apple cake

    1 hour 15 min

    This cake is a little like apple pie, only the pastry is made out of a yeasted dough. It's simple to make and utterly delicious. Enjoy with cream, ice cream or custard.

    10 people made this

    Serves: 1 20x30cm tin

    • 7 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 225g butter
    • 1 (7g) sachet dried active baking yeast
    • 4 tablespoons warm water
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 2 egg yolks, beaten
    • 70g tapioca
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Sieve flour and salt together into a medium bowl. Rub in butter until pea sized pieces remain. Set aside.
    3. Mix together warm water, 1 teaspoon sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Let dissolve. Add egg yolks to yeast mixture. Add flour mixture and gently work into smooth dough. Divide into two equal pieces.
    4. Line the base of an ungreased 20x30cm or similar sized tin with half the dough. Sprinkle over tapioca.
    5. Pile in apples. Sprinkle over 150g sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
    6. Roll the remaining portion of dough and place on top of the apples. Seal in around the tin, tucking the top under (do not flute or prick).
    7. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 45 minutes. While still slightly warm, top with buttercream, if desired.

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    Reviews in English (7)


    This is more like a pie then a cake. The yeast crust is a very nice change. Makes a very large pan and is good for a large group. Will make again.  -  07 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I had a cup of shredded apples I needed to use up and put that in this recipe instead of the applesauce. Also, I realized later I only put half the oil in, but decided to leave it like that (they say you can substituted applesauce for half the oil in a recipe....) My husband said it was "extraordinary". Usually he says things are "fine" or "good." Hence the 5 star rating...  -  05 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Laurel (reviewer) must have been reviewing another recipe because there is neither oil nor applesauce in this recipe.  -  27 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)