FoodFrying pan apple cake: delicious dessert ready in 20 minutes, no oven needed

Frying pan apple cake: delicious dessert ready in 20 minutes, no oven needed

Apple pie from the pan
Apple pie from the pan
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12:05 PM EST, February 13, 2024

Imagine quickly satiating a sweet craving without the hassle of full-scale baking. This pan-made apple cake might not be quite the same as your grandmother's homemade dessert, but it won't disappoint in its aromatic and tasty appeal.

An unfailing quick apple cake

Ever considered a speedy dessert that's a twist on the traditional apple cake? If not, consider this your ideal opportunity. This quick treat not only saves you precious time but also eliminates the need for an oven, leading to substantial energy savings. Despite being a novel approach to apple cake, rest assured that the flavor remains true to the classic version.

This dessert is simple even for those with fundamental kitchen equipment. You just need a ten or eleven-inch pan and a standard stove or induction cooker. With no special cake tin required, you can effortlessly enjoy hot and fresh apple cake.

Recipe for pan-made apple cake


See how to make apple pie in a pan.
See how to make apple pie in a pan.© Adobe Stock
  • 2 eggs,
  • 2 apples,
  • 1/2 cup of cow's milk or plant-based milk,
  • 1 cup of wheat flour,
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder,
  • cinnamon to taste,
  • two tablespoons of sugar or your preferred sweetener,
  • frying fat.


  1. Start by breaking the eggs into a bowl and beating them together with sugar. Stir continuously as you gradually introduce the milk. Lastly, incorporate the baking powder and the flour, sifting it in gradually to create a smooth batter.
  2. Peel the apples and grate them on a coarse grater. Mix them with cinnamon and divide them into two equal parts.
  3. Blend one portion of the apples into the prepared batter. Roast the other portion in a frying pan with the heated fat.
  4. Once the apples are lightly fried, pour over the batter. Continue to fry till it turns a golden color. Carefully flip the pancake to the other side and fry for a few more minutes.
  5. Serve warm with a dusting of powdered sugar, or with a dollop of whipped cream on top.
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