This delicious apple cake is easy to make and completely sugar-free. Would you like to add some whipped cream? Whip the cream with a mixer and instead of adding sugar, add Zùsto. If you use Zùsto instead of sugar, you’ll find your whipped cream is fuller, firmer and more stable.

Preparation time: 15 min
Ready in: 80 min
Serves: 8 people
Difficulty grade: Easy


Are you wondering what Zùsto is?



  • 180 g Zùsto
  • 1 extra tbsp Zùsto
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 180 g butter
  • 3 apples (Jonagold or Elstar)
  • A pinch of salt
  • A few breadcrumbs/An extra pinch of flour
  • 1–2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 155°C on the hot-air setting.
  2. Peel the apples and slice them into about 12 parts per apple. Mix the slices with 1 tsp Zùsto and cinnamon.
  3. Slowly melt the butter in a pan or on a low setting in the microwave.
  4. Beat the eggs until firm and airy, using the highest setting on your mixer or a kitchen blender, and add a little bit of Zùsto. This will take about 10 minutes. A well-beaten mixture will run off the whisk like a ribbon.
  5. Put the mixer or kitchen blender on the lowest setting and add melted butter in a thin trickle. Immediately turn off the machine afterwards.
  6. Scoop the mixture carefully out with a spatula to check whether the melted butter has been absorbed by the mixture.
  7. Mix the flour, baking powder and the salt in a bowl and spoon this carefully in parts through the mixture. Then add the apple pieces.
  8. Grease a cake tin with butter and sprinkle with breadcrumbs or flour. Then pour the mixture into the cake tin.
  9. Bake the cake at 115°C for the first 10 minutes, then at 150°C for 55 to 65 minutes, or until it has a golden-yellow appearance.
  10. Test the cake with a wooden skewer. Did it come out dry? Then the cake is ready. Take it out of the oven and let it stand for a few minutes. Afterwards, you can carefully remove the cake out of the cake tin. And there you go, a delicious, sugar-free apple cake. Enjoy!