Traditional Greek apple cake (milopita) recipe from The Greek Vegan!
2 cups mashed cooked apples ** (4-5 medium apples)
2/3 cup apple cider
3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable or light olive oil
1 tsp fresh ground cardamom (15 pods)
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 cup walnuts and/or golden raisins (optional)
** To bake your apples, just peel, core, thinly slice and layer in a baking pan. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In larger bowl, mix sugar, apple cider, vegetable oil and spices until well blended.
In third small bowl, gently mash cooked, sliced apples.
Add apples to liquid ingredients, m1ix well. Add dry ingredients to wet approximately 1 cup at a time. Stir to combine well.
If you’re adding walnuts, mix them in at this time.
Spread batter evenly in parchment lined 9×13? baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. You can either cool your cake right in the pan or allow cake to rest for 10-15 minutes and then remove from pan to finish cooling.
Allow milopita cool completely before cutting. Dust with powdered sugar.
This recipe also makes 2, 8? loaf cakes (bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour) and the loaves freeze well for up to two months