Sunken Apple Cake


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground cardamom
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Del Monte® Gala Apples
  • ¼ cup honey


Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 9 x 2” round cake pan with cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Beat sugar, eggs, and salt in a large bowl with a hand mixer on high speed until thick, about 2 minutes.

In a medium bowl whisk to combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and cardamom, then mix into egg-sugar mixture just until combined. Stir in cream, butter, and vanilla just to combine.

Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake cake for 25 minutes.

Cut apples into 4 pieces each by cutting on all sides of the core. Thinly slice apples, keeping each apple piece together.

25 minutes into baking time, arrange one section of apple slices in center of cake batter, pressing them down into batter to partially submerge them. Arrange the other apples around outside of cake in the same way. Continue baking until set and browned, about 20 minutes more.

In a small saucepan warm honey until runny. Lightly brush honey over warm cake and serve warm.


1 cake

Cook Time:

45 minutes

Calories Per Serving:


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars 41g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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