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Apple Hazelnut Cake: the typical Italian apple cake recipe from Milan

Total time: 1H30
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
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Ingredients
Flour type 00
300 grams (2 ⅗ cups)
Toasted hazelnuts
180 grams
Granulated sugar
180 grams (14 tbsp)
Milk
150 milliliters (3/5 cup)
Peanut seeds oil
50 milliliters (1/5 cup)
Apples
4
Eggs
4
Baking yeast
1/2 sachet

The apple and hazelnut cake is a soft and pleasantly savory dessert also known as torta meneghina, a typical recipe of the Milan gastronomic tradition. This is a variant of the classic apple pie: eggs, sugar and flour are added to the basic dough, together with finely chopped hazelnuts for a rich and aromatic flavor, while thinly sliced apples give moisture and fragrance. Easy and super fast, you can make this cake in a short time and serve it for breakfast or as a snack and soak it in a cup of warm coffee or tea with a dollop of cream, or you can enjoy at the end of a meal. So let’s find out how to prepare a perfect apple hazelnut cake by following our recipe step by step.

How to make Apple Hazelnut Cake

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Collect the hazelnuts in a glass of a kitchen mixer (1) and blend them slowly, so as not to overheat them, until you get a homogeneous powder.

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Wash the apples and peel them, then cut them into wedges, core and slice them (2).

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Beat the eggs with the granulated sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Pour in the milk and oil while continuing to whisk (3).

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Sift the flour and baking powder, incorporate them and add the chopped hazelnuts (4); set aside a spoon for the final finish. Briefly blend to mix.

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Now add the apple slices and mix with a spatula (5).

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Pour the mixture into a 24 cm diameter mold, lined with a sheet of parchment paper, and level with a spatula (6).

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Sprinkle the surface of the cake with the hazelnut flour kept aside (7).

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Bake the cake in a static oven at 190 degrees C for about 50 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove the apple hazelnut cake from the oven and let it cool (8).

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Once warm, take the apple hazelnut cake out of the mold and let it cool completely on a wire rack. Then garnish it with a few whole hazelnuts and serve (9). Enjoy!

How to store Apple Hazelnut Cake

The apple hazelnut cake can be stored under a glass bell jar or in a special airtight container for at least 3-4 days at room temperature.

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