Melaccio Cake

The Melaccio Cake is an easy to make and delicious apple cake perfect for autumn. His name “melaccio” literally means “bad male apple” which means it’s not a luxury cake. It’s super easy to make, in fact we’ll only need of a large bowl, some spoons and a knife, nothing more. You can customize the Melaccio Cake by adding some ingredients to the final mixture, such as nutmeg, chocolate chips or a spoon of liquor. Let’s See the Recipe!

Melaccio Cake
  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostMedium
  • Preparation time20 Minutes
  • Cooking time40 Minutes
  • Serving10 Slices
  • CuisineItalian


  • 200 gWhite Yogurt
  • 100 gPlain Flour
  • 100 gWholemeal Flour
  • 50 gGround Almonds
  • 50 gGround Walnuts
  • 100 gBrown Sugar
  • 5Apples
  • 50 gSunflower Oil
  • 1 teaspoonBaking Powder
  • 1 teaspoonGround Cinnamon


  1. 1- Preheat the oven to 325°F/180°C; Line a 9 inch springform cake pan with parchment paper or grease it with cooking spray, set aside.

  2. 2- Peel the Apples and chop them into small pieces, grind the Almonds and Walnuts using a food processor, set aside.

  3. 3- Put White Yogurt, Sunflower Oil and Brown Sugar in a large bowl, mix the ingredients with a spoon until smooth.

  4. 4- Add the Almonds, Walnuts, Plain Flour, Wholemeal Flour, Baking Powder and Cinnamon, keep mixing until well combined.

  5. 5- Finally add the Chopped Apples to the mixture then mix again until well combined.

  6. 6- Pour the mixture into the cake pan, level well using the back of a spoon or a spatula.

  7. 7- Bake the Melaccio Cake for about 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.


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