Invisible apple cake

Invisible apple cake
An invisible cake is a cake with lots of fruit, in this case thinly sliced apples, where the batter is very discreet, hence the name.
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Last modified on: October 25th 2023

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 4 min.
Invisible apple cake
In a bowl, whisk together 100 g flour, 80 g caster sugar, 10 g baking powder and 10 g Vanilla sugar.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
Invisible apple cake
Add 3 eggs and 150 g milk, mixing again to obtain a very liquid batter (like pancake batter).

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Invisible apple cake
Place a cake tin on a baking sheet, and line the bottom and sides with baking paper (invisible cake is very sticky after baking).

Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F).

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Invisible apple cake
Peel 6 apples, cut in half, then remove the core (an apple scoop is ideal for this).

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Invisible apple cake
Cut the apples into thin strips - a mandolin is ideal for this.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Invisible apple cake
Pour 1/4 into the dough bowl and mix well.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Invisible apple cake
Drain the apples lightly with a skimmer, and pour them into the mould.

Stage 8 - 10 min.
Invisible apple cake
Repeat this operation until the mould is filled with all the apple slices.

Stage 9 - 40 min.
Invisible apple cake
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, protecting the top with a sheet of aluminum foil if it gets too brown at the end.

Stage 10
Invisible apple cake
Turn out hot, then cool or chill before slicing.

Stage 11
Invisible apple cake
Serve on its own, or with custard for those with a sweet tooth.
If you have any leftover batter at the end of filling the tin, I advise you not to pour it into the tin to maintain the "lots of fruit, little batter" aspect of the cake. Instead, fill ramekins for small cakes.

You can use other fruits such as pears and peaches in this recipe.
A few days in the fridge, protected by cling film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,565 Kcal or 6,552 Kj38 gr298 gr27 gr
78 %15 %28 %4 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
99 Kcal or 414 Kj2 gr19 gr2 gr
5 %1 %2 %<1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
391 Kcal or 1,637 Kj10 gr74 gr7 gr
20 %4 %7 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Egg, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 2.74 €
  • Per person : 0.69 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
MilkMilk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream), Chocolate cream, Lime crémeux, Polpete, Gougères, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio "Financiers", Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes, Naan, Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits, Bechamel sauce, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Piedmont pyramids, Pets de nonne, Citrus tart, Lemon and grated apple tart, Poaching syrup, ... All
Baking powderBaking powder: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate cake, Breton sablé biscuit dough, Madeleines, Grapefruit moelleux, Caramelized apple and walnut cake, ... All
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