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

Big fan it Norwegian good and this is one amazing cake, taste very Christmassy with the cinnamon in it specialy when is warm out the oven with a little brandy cream, very easy to make, if you haven't yet 100% say do it it's worth it

Marc B. May 30, 2016

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 26, 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