Sant’Orfeo Apple Cake
Torta di mele di Sant’Orfeo
Sant’Orfeo apple cake is listed as an Umbrian speciality, but apart from that – and the phenomenal taste – I know next to nothing about the recipe.
When apples are in season there is nothing better than a piece of Sant’Orfeo apple cake. Five apples, a pear and an awful lot of raisins make the cake moist and fruity with a discreet batter not unlike clafoutis.
I haven’t been able to dig out the story of Sant’ Orfeo and apples in Umbria, but I hope somebody will enlighten me eventually. Until then I’m happy to enjoy this delicious reminder of other gorgeous apple treats like the apple and date cake and Italian apple cake.