Tart Apple Buttermilk Cake Recipe

Serves 4
Pre-heat oven to 350


Quantity Ingredient

2/3 cup

Flour plus extra for dusting pan

3 tbsp.

Unsalted butter, softened or soft margarine

2/3 cup +

1 tbsp.


¼ cup



Egg whites

1/3 cup

Polenta (or cornmeal)

¾ tsp.

Baking powder

¾ tsp.

Vanilla extract


Tart apples like Granny Smith – peeled, cored and thinly sliced



  1. Coat a 9” round cake pan with cooking spray and dust with flour.
  2. In the electric mixer, beat, butter/margarine and 1/3 cup of the sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in the next 1/3 cup of sugar and beat well.
  4. Add the buttermilk and the egg whites, one at a time.  Beat well.
  5. In another bowl, mix flour, polenta/cornmeal and baking powder.
  6. Add to the other mixture along with the vanilla. Mix well.
  7. Pour into the prepared baking pan.
  8. Arrange apple slices on the top.
  9. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tbsp. sugar.
  10. Bake 40-45 minutes until tests done.

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