Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a super easy, super tasty recipe that my mom used to make all of the time when I was a kid. This is a wonderful dessert (or even breakfast) in the fall--though it is more like a cobbler then a cake (the more apples you use, the more cobbler-like)! Also, I'm not sure that it really is a Swedish recipe as it was shared by a Greek neighbor, but it is still great! Update: I realize that it seems strange, but this recipe really doesn't need extra leavening--I have double-checked a number of times as it seems like it should have some! Though I don't think it would hurt to add some... :-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix apple slices with lemon juice.
  3. Fill a greased 2-quart casserole (or 8 inch square Pyrex dish) with apple slices.
  4. Sprinkle apples with 1 Tbs sugar and ground cinnamon.
  5. Mix together melted butter, sugar, flour, egg, and nuts to form a doughy batter.
  6. Scrape batter on top of apples and smooth out.
  7. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until top is golden.
  8. Let cool for 15 minutes in pan on rack and then serve from pan with ice cream--do not invert. Or let cool completely in pan and serve room temperature.
Most Helpful

This cake was amazing. I thought I'd messed the batter up as it was translucent. It didn't look like "cake batter" that I'm used to, but as I'm not a regular baker, I went with it. The "cake" part on top crisped up beautifully and the apples were perfectly tender. I used Granny Smiths and I also added 1/8 tsp. of ginger, which added a nice warm depth to the cinnamon and apples. I hate apples, growing up next to an apple farmer, I got burned out on them growing, I made this for my husband, but I have to say... I loved it too.

Ness March 04, 2010

This is a delicious cobbler! We enjoyed it warm out of the oven with ice cream. I used about 4 1/2 cups of apples,omitted the nuts and added 1/2 tsp. of baking powder. I baked it in an 8x8 pan. My husband was especially impressed. His exact words,"This is where it is!"

Sweet Apples November 06, 2007

Wonderful upside down European style cake. Everyone enjoyed it very much with a dollop of whipped cream on top and a sprinkle of sifted cinnamon. Yum. Made for Chef-I-Am cake-a-thon.

foodtvfan October 17, 2007