Cakes, Tarts

Apple, Lemon Cake with Hazelnuts

This is a simple cake: moist, lemony and delicious for breakfast.

Apple, Lemon Cake with Hazelnuts

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  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and finely sliced (Golden Delicious would be the best apples to use)
  • 2 eggs
  • lemon zest from 2 lemons
  • lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup ground hazelnuts or hazelnut meal/flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled 
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1 Tbsp. for the top
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt



Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a springform pan with extra butter.


Split the vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds, mix with the sugar. In an electric mixer beat the vanilla sugar and the eggs together until thick and light. Slowly add the milk and melted butter.


In a medium bowl mix together the hazelnut flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold the flour mixture to the batter, then add lemon zest, lemon juice and three-quarters of the apples.


Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Put the remaining apples over the top and sprinkle with one tablespoon of sugar.


Bake the cake for about one hour. Remove the cake from the oven and cool before serving.


Wash and dry the lemons thoroughly before grating.

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  • Reply
    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    August 22, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    A divine cake and combination!



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    La Table De Nana
    August 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    It looks so good..fave ings..
    I have corded wood in the garage to the ceiling:)?:)
    Yelena..I must say that first they all are but that one..just popped right off the screen to me.

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    August 22, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you so much Monique, I love to have fire wood near the house. When cod weather comes we always make fire in our fireplace and hot chocolate of course. There's no place like home-)))

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    Ondina Maria
    August 22, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    That slice is divine. I love cakes where we can actually bite the fruit 🙂

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    Elen Smirnova
    August 23, 2013 at 6:15 am

    The composition is amazing! Like this style of food photos)))

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    August 29, 2013 at 6:37 am

    What a beautiful food styling! Love the comforting feeling about this pictures. Not to mention the wooden cake stand! 😉 It looks like and airy – gorgeous cake!

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    August 29, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Oh, Yelena, you find the most interesting background for your photos. Look at those piles of wood logs behind your gorgeous cake! Are you getting ready for the winter?????? 🙂 Already? 🙂

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    January 20, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Hi – This looks lovely! What measurement is the butter, though? It just says 1/2. Half of what? Thanks.

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      Yelena Strokin
      May 28, 2019 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you! 1/2 cup of unsalted butter. The cake is delicious, please let me know if you like it-)

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