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delicious refreshing apple pie recipe

Refreshing cake recipe with apples & poppyseeds

Perfect for a 15cm round cake pan. If you have a 23cm pan, make x1.5 recipe. If you have 28cm pan, make x2 recipe.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 4 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 8 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • 100g butter
  • 90g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g flour
  • 50g cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 50g grinded poppy seeds

Cheese layer

  • 1 lemon (juices and zest)
  • 200g cottage cheese
  • 150g mascarpone
  • 25g sugar

Apples layer

  • 300g apples, peeled & cut into 1cm cubes
  • 25g sugar
  • 3 tbsp apple juice (optional)
  • 1/2 pack vanilla pudding powder


The base

  • Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  • In a bowl, beat the butter with 2/3 sugar till the mixture is whitened, airy and fluffy.
  • Separate egg whites and egg yolks. Set the whites aside in the fridge. Mix the yolks into the butter base one by one.
  • Mix flour with cornstarch and add to the base.
  • Whip the egg whites with left sugar and carefully fold into the mixture. Don't put everything at once.
  • In a small bowl, pour 3 tbsp of dough and mix with grinded poppy seeds.
  • In a round cake pan with baking paper, pour mixture without poppy seeds, make it nicely flat and add chinks of poppy seeded dough on top.
  • Bake the base for around 30 minutes or until it's golden-brown and the toothpick comes out clean. Then let it cool down.

Apple layer

  • Peel and cut apples into 1cm cubes. Place them in a pot, pour apple juice, half lemon juice, 25g sugar, and constantly stirring heat it for around 5 minutes.
  • Add vanilla pudding, heat it constantly stirring until it thickens. Let it cool down. Give it a taste.

Cheese layer

  • In a bowl, mix cottage cheese, mascarpone, lemon zest, 1/2 lemon juice, and 25g sugar. Give it a taste.

Make the cake

  • Wash the round cake pan you used, place the cake base in it. Then pour the layer of cheese & mascarpone and apple layer on top. Flatten the surface, and place cling film on top to have a nice, no-skin top.
  • Refrigerate the cake for 3 hours and enjoy!