When you get served an Apple cake (or Äppelkaka / Æblekage) in Scandinavia, then you know the fall is here. Today is September 1st and to me, that is fall. Now when I live in Florida, the weather doesn’t give me the same feeling of fall, but this apple cake does. 😉
I grow up with an apple tree in our garden, and a good apple year, we could eat apples from this tree from September to January. That was the Ingrid Marie (such a Scandinavian name) apple which is common in northern Europe due to the climate.
In this apple cake I have used organic Rave apples with a zippy flavor. I serve the cake with vanilla sauce, vanilla ice cream or Turkish yoghurt.
Ingredients (1 cake):
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 7 tbsp butter
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
- 1 apple
- 2 apples
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- confectionary’s sugar
Pre heat the oven to 350ºF.
Use an electric hand mixer and mix egg and sugar until the mixture gets airy. Melt the butter and mix it together with the egg and sugar mixture.
Mix flour, baking power and vanilla sugar in a bowl. Use a filter and mix the flour mixture with the egg mixture. Use a spoon and stir to a smooth batter.
Cut the apple in small cubes and add into the batter and stir. Butter a spring form with removable sides. Add the batter into the form.
Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the cake. Use a fork and make a pattern so the sugar mixture goes into the cake. Cut the apples in slices. Place them around the form.
Bake the cake in the oven for approximately 35 minutes or until the cake is golden brown.
Sprinkle some confectionary’s sugar over the cake and serve with vanilla ice cream (or Turkish yoghurt).
My plate is from Danish “House Doctor”.