Apple Cakes in a Pan Ready in 5 Minutes: Better Than Pancakes!

Total time: 20 min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4-6
By Cookist

With just a handful of simple pantry ingredients like eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and apples, can make this easy dessert, that doubles as a breakfast item too! It’s perfect for this time of year when apples are at the forefront of most recipes. To make the apple cakes, you simply core and slice apples, cover them with a homemade batter and fry until golden. Easy, delicious, and impressive too. You can serve the apple cakes on their own with a dusting of powdered sugar, or make it a full dessert by adding a dollop of fresh cream, or a scoop of ice cream.


– Short on time? Use store-bought pancake mix instead.

– As a variation, you can toss drizzle the apple cakes with melted dark chocolate or caramel sauce. Alternatively, you can add a glaze of icing, a cream cheese frosting,

– Use a neutral oil for frying: canola, peanut, or sunflower oil are all suitable.

Make sure your oil is at the right temperature (use a thermometer if necessary). If it’s too hot, the apple cakes will burn before it’s cooked through.

If the oil is too cold, it will soak up too much oil and become greasy.

– If you’re making a large batch, your apple slices might start browning. To prevent this, you can place them in a bowl of cold water with a splash of lemon juice.

– For these apple cakes, it’s best to use firm, tart apples like Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, or Granny Smith.

How to Store Apple Cakes

The Apple Cakes are best served and eaten immediately. If you want to do some prep work beforehand, you can mix the batter and store it in the refrigerator. Just cover the bowl with plastic wrap, making sure that the plastic covers the surface of the batter. Slice the apples and place them in a bowl of water with a splash of lemon juice (to prevent browning).

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Egg yolks
160g (3/4 cup)
60ml (1/4 cup)
1 lemon zest
160g (1 1/4 cups)
110g (1 cup)
Baking powder
1 lemon juice
light brown sugar
30g (1/4 cup)
Powdered sugar

How To Make Apple Cakes

In a bowl add the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar and mix with the electric mixer until sugar dissolves.

Add the milk, lemon (zest), flour, cornstarch, and baking powder and mix until combined. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag and set aside.

Peel and remove the core from the apples.

Cut the apples into slices.

In a bowl add the lemon juice, light brown sugar, and cinnamon and whisk to combine. Add the apple slices and mix them well with the juice.

Transfer the apple slices to the pan.

Pipe the prepared batter onto the apple slices.

Cover with a lid and let it cook for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes flip them over and let them cook for a few more minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

Serve the apple slices on a serving plate and dust with powdered sugar.


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