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Milopita: Apple Coffee Cake

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Greek Apple Coffee Cake

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In Greek: μηλόπιτα, pronounced mee-LOH-pee-tah

I use Golden Delicious apples in this recipe, but if you have a favorite apple you prefer for baking, use it. The recipe is easy to make, and uses olive oil, making it a great choice for those who don't eat dairy products.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs - separated
  • 5 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and grated
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 390F (200C).

In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil and cinnamon. Add egg yolks, flour, baking powder, sugar, and grated apples. Stir well to combine. Beat the egg whites to a light froth and stir into the mixture carefully.

Bake in a lightly oiled in an 11 1/2-inch round (or equivalent) pan at 390F (200C) for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Note: If the top of the cake browns too quickly, cover with foil until the cake is done.

Carrot Cake: Substitute 1 1/2 cups of finely grated carrots for the apples to make a delicious Greek version of carrot cake.

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