Ian’s Basic Apple Torte

  • Average Rating: (5 / 5)
  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 45m
  • Ready In: 55m

This is a dessert that I have made 100′s of times in a rush. My friends have always said it’s absolutely amazing, and it’s so easy to make!


  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Unbleached Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 3 Medium Apples or Peaches
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Pint 35% Cream


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degs. F. Butter a 9” spring pan and place parchment paper on the bottom.

Step 2

Melt butter in pan or microwave oven. Cream sugar and butter together in small bowl with a fork or Whisk.

Step 3

In a large bowl add flour, baking powder, salt and wisk together. Add eggs and creamed sugar & butter and mix by hand until smooth. Pour into spring pan.

Step 4

Place apple or peach slices in a circle into batter. Sprinkle a little lemon juice over the exposed apples or peaches, spoon a tiny bit of sugar over the same area – sprinkle cinnamon to taste. Place in oven for approx. 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out of centre clean.

Step 5

Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes or so. Release the spring form and remove. Using 2 plates – place one plate on top of the torte and turn upside down. Remove pan base and parchment paper. Using the same procedure, flip cake onto the serving plate.

Step 6

To add to the delicious taste of this torte when serving, take your heavy cream (35%) and drizzle sideways extending your drizzle onto the plate as well as the torte.

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