Total Time
1hr 10mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 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.
  2. Mix gently, pour mixture into greased 9 inch square pan.
  3. Peel and slice apples.
  4. Place slices on top of the mixture. (Place apple slices as close as possible to each other).
  5. Mix sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Sprinkle this topping over the apples.
  7. Bake for about 60 minutes in a 180C/350F oven, until well risen and golden.
  8. This delicious apple cake can be served warm or cold with cream or creme fraiche.
  9. It keeps and freezes very well - separate the slices with greaseproof paper for freezing.
Most Helpful

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.

Liz P. July 27, 2015

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!

~SarahBeth~ November 01, 2010

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!

Linda's Busy Kitchen October 20, 2010