Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
A classic and favourite cake recipe from Norway. The Scandinavians love using fruit in their cooking, and this apple cake is a wonderful example of a moist and fruity dessert type cake. It can be served warm or cold and freezes very well.
- 3⁄4 cup softened butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups self raising flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Cream the sugar with the butter, until light, fluffy and pale golden. Slowly add the beaten eggs and then add flour, bit by bit - mixing well after each addition.
- Mix gently, pour mixture into greased 9 inch square pan.
- Peel and slice apples.
- Place slices on top of the mixture. (Place apple slices as close as possible to each other).
- Mix sugar and cinnamon.
- Sprinkle this topping over the apples.
- Bake for about 60 minutes in a 180C/350F oven, until well risen and golden.
- This delicious apple cake can be served warm or cold with cream or creme fraiche.
- It keeps and freezes very well - separate the slices with greaseproof paper for freezing.
Very easy to make. I made it for the second time. Like other readers, I had ended up with apples left over. Today, I decided to add ALL the apples to the cake (I used 3 large ones). I layered and layered. I ended up with 4 layers of apples on top of the batter! The batter rose up through the apples. Toward the end of baking, I sprinkled a nice layer of sugar on top (the cinnamon was already on the apples layer by layer) and let it caramelize. Gave it a nice color and crispiness. It was super moist and delicious. And beautiful.
This was a super easy delightful cake! I made it for our friends' annual come and go dinner/hand out candy to trick or treaters/ Halloween party this past Saturday. We are there the whole time so I usually help with the cooking! I served this room temp and there was not a crumb left at the end! Thanks for posting!
This cake has a great consistency for a morning breakfast cake as well as dessert. I made it for breakfast actually :) I topped it with a big dollop of whip cream and was in heaven eating each bite. This is a must make if you haven't already tried it. I will cherish this recipe and make it many times, you can rest assured! Next time I might add in some chopped walnuts, as they are always a treat for me when I bake anything and great with apples. Thank you for sharing this winner with us French Tart!