baking soda, 1 tsp
the zst of 1 lemon
apples, 4 large (2 lb total)eggs, 2 large
whole milk, 1/2 cup
baking powder, 2 tsp
butter, 2 tbsp + extra for the pan
7 ounces, about 1 1/3 cups, all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan
granulated sugar, 2/3 cup + 1 tbsp


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour an 8-inch spring form cake pan. Beat 2/3 cup of sugar with eggs inside a large bowl, choosing a standing mixer or electric handheld beater, until creamy and light yellow. It’ll take about5 mins! Beat inside the flour, milk, baking powder, baking soda and zest. Peel and dice 1 of the apples and stir in the batter. Pour the mixture in the prepared pan. Peel and cut the remaining apples into thin slices. Spread the slices on top of the diced apples in the pan in a very very neat pattern. Press the apple slices in the batter. Scatter thin pats of butter on the apples and sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake, covered with aluminum foil, for 1 hour, then uncover. Bake for 15 minutes, more until dark golden on top and cooked through.

Thanks to: Francine Segan