25 pieces of mini-cakes

(I use a standard muffin mold but with shallow circles in which I place paper baskets for baking)

I’m sure every family has their recipe for an apple pie. This recipe is from my mother, with slight improvements on my part. I presented these juicy midgets at an international culinary forum. It is surprising how something so simple was liked by people of different nationalities. The recipe is very easy. Be careful with baking (as always, when there is fruit in the cake).

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2 eggs

1 cup of powdered sugar, sifted

1/2 cup of sunflower oil

4 tbsp. yoghurt (Greek style)

lemon essence of taste

2 cups of flour, sifted

cinnamon to taste

1 cup of large piece of crushed walnuts (or pecans)

raisins to taste (I put no more than 50 g)

2 cups of grated apples with the skin

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

marzipan for decoration (optional)

powdered sugar for sprinkling


Mix all ingredients (without marzipan and powdered sugar for sprinkling) by hand until you get cake dough.

In a muffin mold, I put paper baskets (2 for each circle). I fill them with the dough (not to the top, because during baking, it rises).

Bake in preheated oven at 200ᴼC. 10-15 minutes after beginning of baking I reduce the temperature to 180ᴼC. I watch them constantly and check with a wooden skewer if they are ready.

After chilled, I sprinkle them with powdered sugar and decorate them with marzipan figurines (roll it out with a rolling pin and cut with plastic shapes the desired decoration).