Based on my grandmother’s recipe
1 cup sugar
½ cup neutral oil
½ cup melted butter
2/3 cup lukewarm milk
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 kg of apples
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Sugar to taste
Lemon zest (optional)
Start by preparing the stuffing. To do this, peel and finely grate the apples. Sweeten to taste and flavor with cinnamon. Press them a bit in a strainer to remove excess juice.
Cream the eggs and sugar in a deep bowl. Gradually pour in the melted butter, oil and milk. Finally, add the flour and baking powder. Get a sticky and relatively thick pastry.
Pour half the mixture into a rectangular baking dish, well buttered. Spread over the grated apple stuffing. Cover with the remaining batter and smooth with a spatula.
Bake the apple cake in the oven at 180°C for about 40 minutes. Check with a toothpick if the heart of the cake is dry and cooked. Let cool completely before cutting and serving. Sprinkle with icing sugar for better presentation.