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.
- 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.
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!
Delicious! That sums it up. One of my taste testers describes the flavor as a cinnamon bun with apples. I used a round pan and was only able to get 3 apples into the cake. I'll try a square pan next time (there will be a next time) and see whether it makes a difference. Also, I didn't read the recipe carefully before starting to make it and had to make my own self rising flour substitute as a result. The recipe still worked out beautifully. Thanks for sharing.