Mom's Buttery Apple Cake

Recipe by pammyowl
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Grease a 9” round baking dish with butter.
  • In a large frying pan melt the butter. Add the apples and fry until tender, 5-10 minutes, over medium to medium-high heat, moving the apples around to be sure they are all coated in the butter and watching them so that they do not burn.
  • While apples are frying, in a bowl stir together flour, salt and baking powder and spices.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, 2 whole eggs, 1 egg yolk, vanilla extract and lemon zest until creamy and well mixed.
  • Stir apples with the melted butter into egg and sugar mixture and mix quickly so that the hot butter does not scramble the eggs.
  • Once apples are covered, add the flour mixture and mix to coat apples.
  • Spoon into 9" round buttered baking dish.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until cake forms a brown crust on top.
  • Let cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  • Invert, then flip back over, apple-side-up, and let cool completely before serving.