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Apple Pie Cake

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 1 pie


For the pie crust:

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ sticks unsalted butter cold
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening cold
  • cup cold milk

For the apples:

  • 6 medium granny smith apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

For the cake batter:

  • ½ cup butter unsalted, softened
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup flour
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup heavy cream


For the pie crust:

  • Add flour, sugar, and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times to combine. Cut the cold butter into cubes. Add to the flour mixture along with the vegetable shortening. Turn processor on and let run for 5 seconds. Then, drizzle in cold milk. Keep processing until mixture begins to clump.
  • Pour dough mixture onto a clean surface. Using your hands, pull the dough together into one ball. Form dough into a disc. Cover in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hours.
  • Once dough is ready, roll it out into a disk using a rolling pin. The dough should be 10½ to 11 inches in diameter. Gently fold rolled dough in half and place onto 9-inch pie pan. Unfold the dough so that it is covering the dish completely. Let the dough lay into the dish so that it is not stretched or pulled. Fold over excess edges and press into a smooth or fluted edge, ensuring that the whole outside edge is the same thickness. Chill while you make the filling.

For the apples:

  • Place 1 cup of water in bottom of pot and bring to a boil. Place steaming basket into pot and add slice apples. Steam for 10 minutes. Remove apples from steaming basket and place in a large bowl with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Stir together until apples are evenly coated with the spices. Set aside.

For the cake batter and assembly:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix until creamy and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and mix just until combined. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined. Finally, add heavy cream and mix until combined.
  • Pour half of the batter into the bottom of the prepared, uncooked pie crust. Add all the apples. Top with the rest of the batter and spread evenly over the apples. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let pie cool completely before slicing. Right before serving, dust the top of the pie with powdered sugar.