Apple Cake with Poppy Seeds

Old-fashioned apple cake recipes – how to make a rolled apple cake in 24 steps at home.

Easy apple cake recipe to bake a homemade cake with simple and tasty ingredients such as fresh apples, poppy seeds, and more.

Learn in this video how to make an apple cake using a tasty and easy homemade cake recipe from scratch!

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➡️ What ingredients do you need for the rolled apple cake? ❓

Sliced Fresh Apple

1) 5 g/0.2 oz of dry yeast
2) 10 g/0.35 of granulated sugar
3) 200 ml/7 fl oz of water at room temperature
4) 300-350 g/10-12 oz of cake flour
5) a pinch of salt
6) 1 tsp of rum essence
7) 2 + 2 tbsp of sunflower oil
8) 800 g/28 oz of sweet apples
9) the juice of half a lemon
10) 30 g/1 oz of ground poppy seeds
11) 30 g1 oz of semolina
12) 80 g/3 oz of brown sugar
13) some powdered sugar for garnishing

➡️ How to make a rolled apple cake from scratch? ❓

Rolled Apple Cake with Poppy Seeds

Step 1: over the yeast put 10 g/0.35 oz of sugar and 2 tbsp of water, then mix
Step 2: sift the flour into a bowl
Step 3: put the rest of the water over the flour and a pinch of salt
Step 4: add the rum essence and yeast
Step 5: mix the ingredients to blend
Step 6: knead until you get a slightly elastic dough
Step 7: do brush a bowl with oil, put the dough inside, and brush it with oil
Step 8: put foil over the bowl and place it in the fridge overnight
Step 9: peel and cut the apples into small cubes
Step 10: put the apple in the bowl, squeeze the lemon juice over, and mix well
Step 11: put the poppy seeds in the pan and roast them for 2-3 min over high temperature stirring continuously
Step 12: melt the butter, pour it over the apples, and add the roasted poppy seeds
Step 13: add the semolina and mix the ingredients well
Step 14: put the dough on a floured surface
Step 15: knead the dough for 20-30 sec, cover it, and wait to leaven for 15 min
Step 16: cut the dough into two equal parts
Step 17: do spread half of the dough into a thin sheet
Step 18: put brown sugar over the apples and mix well
Step 19: brush the dough sheet with oil
Step 20: put half of the apples over the sheet in a uniform layer
Step 21: fold the edges of the sheet inwards, then roll it tightly
Step 22: put the roll in a tray lined with baking paper, then make the second roll, and bake them in the preheated oven at 180C/360F for about 30-40 min
Step 23: take out the tray from the oven and wait for the rolled apple cake to cool to room temperature
Step 24: sprinkle powdered sugar over the apple cake and slice it up

➡️ Tips for baking a rolled apple cake 🔎

Apple cake is beloved by many people, so there is not surprising that a lot of fruit cake recipes feature apple among ingredients. There are different types of apple cake, of which the best known, I mean western countries, are apple strudel and apple pie.

Central and Eastern Europe have a long and rich tradition in baking apple cakes. Of these, Austria in particular has an exceptional tradition of making apple cakes. I’m sure many of you know what a strudel is and you’ve probably tasted your delicious apple strudel.

For those who don’t know, the apple strudel contains an apple filling wrapped in an unleavened dough. Similar to this world-famous cake, I share on this page a rolled apple cake recipe which, unlike strudel, has a leavened dough and contains, in addition, poppy seeds that enhance the taste of the apple and give a special note to the cake.

As far as I know, there are similar recipes in Austria and Germany, but my rolled apple cake recipe is inspired by Moldavia. It’s considered an old-fashioned apple cake but is still popular nowadays due to its exceptionally delicious taste.

Although it seems complicated at first glance, the recipe is still simple and does not require much time. The dough needs to stay cold overnight but is easy to prepare. The same goes for the filling.

Therefore, even those of you who do not have much experience in baking homemade cakes can use my rolled cake recipe and I am sure that, after tasting it, you will include it among the preferred apple cake recipes!

Enjoy making rolled apple cake with poppy seeds like grandma!

➡️ What is an apple cake? 🔎

Did You Know? Health Benefits

Apple cake is a popular dessert produced with the main ingredient of apples. Such a cake is made through the process of slicing this sweet fruit to add fragrance to a plain cake base. Traditional apple cakes go a step further by including various spices such as nutmeg or cinnamon, which give a unique flavor. Upon the addition of spices, the batter can also be accompanied by crushed nuts, the most popular being walnuts and almonds.

Apples are also used in other cakes, including chocolate cake, where their water retention can help a normally dry cake to stay moist. In this case, they may be either dried or fresh.

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➡️ Health benefits of apples ⚕️

Did You Know? Health Benefits

1. Apples Are Nutritious

Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. They also contain polyphenols, which may have numerous health benefits.

2. Apples May Be Good for Weight Loss

Apples may aid weight loss in several ways. They’re also particularly filling due to their high fiber content.

3. Apples May Be Good for Your Heart

Apples promote heart health in several ways. They’re high in soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol. They also have polyphenols, which are linked to lower blood pressure and stroke risk.

4. They’re Linked to a Lower Risk of Diabetes

Eating apples is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. This is possibly due to their polyphenol antioxidant content.

5. They May Have Prebiotic Effects and Promote Good Gut Bacteria

The type of fiber in apples feeds good bacteria and might be the reason they protect against obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

6. Substances in Apples May Help Prevent Cancer

Apples have several naturally occurring compounds that may help fight cancer. Observational studies have linked them to a lower risk of cancer and death from cancer.

7. Apples Contain Compounds That Can Help Fight Asthma

Apples contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that may help regulate immune responses and protect against asthma.

8. Apples May Be Good for Bone Health

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds in apples may promote bone health. What’s more, eating fruit may help preserve bone mass as you age.

9. Apples May Protect Against Stomach Injury From NSAIDs

Apples contain compounds that may help protect your stomach lining from injury due to NSAID painkillers.

10. Apples May Help Protect Your Brain

According to animal studies, apple juice may help prevent the decline of neurotransmitters that are involved in memory.

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