Milopita (Greek Apple Upside-Down Cake)


I use Granny Smith apples in this milopita recipe, but if you have a favorite apple you prefer for baking, use it.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • 5 apples, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 ½ cups white sugar, divided

  • ¼ stick unsalted butter, melted

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup raisins (Optional)

  • 1 ½ cups olive oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 5 eggs, separated

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 apples, grated

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line an 11-inch round baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. Combine sliced apples, 1/2 cup white sugar, butter, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Mix together gently, being careful not to break apple slices. Pour sugary juice from the apple mixture into the prepared baking pan. Arrange sliced apples on top in a circle. Sprinkle raisins on top of apples and pour any remaining juice over all.

  3. Combine olive oil and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Add egg yolks, flour, grated apples, baking powder, and remaining white sugar. Stir well to combine. Beat egg whites to a light froth in a separate bowl and stir into the olive oil mixture carefully. Pour over the apples in the baking pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cover cake with foil if the top browns before the cake is done baking.

  5. Remove cake from oven and allow to cool, about 30 minutes. Invert cake onto a serving plate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

950 Calories
47g Fat
129g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 950
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 129g 47%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 87g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 272mg 6%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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