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Never Made Invisible Apple Cake? It's Easier than Apple Pie.


This classic French cake is a must in every baker's repertoire.

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Invisible apple cake

Invisible apple cake, or gâteau invisible, is a French dessert that gets its name from the layers of thinly sliced apples that essentially "vanish" into the light batter, creating a subtle, marble-like appearance. It's a wonderful alternative to apple pie and a must-try for home bakers of any level! Try our step-by-step recipe now.

Ingredients (6 servings):

  • 6 large apples
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar (or vanilla syrup)
  • Pinch of salt

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  • Bread, in chunks
  • Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Cup of milk
  • Sugar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Prosciutto


  1. In a bowl, mix together the bread chunks, grated Parmesan, egg, salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning, and cup of milk.
  2. In a pot, combine the sugar and Balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil until it has reduced (it should be a little thicker).
  3. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half, and place them in a single layer in a baking dish.
  4. Cover the tomatoes with the reduced vinegar and a layer of Prosciutto. 
  5. Cover everything in a layer of the bread mixture, and cook at 350°F for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, flip upside-down... and enjoy!



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