Norwegian Apple Cake (Eplekake)

This delicious recipe was shared with us over on Facebook by Victoria Katrinsdottir who says it’s her go-to eplekake recipe (originally found here)- and it really does look scrumptious!

Ingredients

  • 125 grams butter, melted
  • 130 grams granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla sugar or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 125 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 large apple (you can use any apple you like)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon demerara sugar

Method

Preheat oven to 200C and grease & flour an 8-inch cake pan (with removable bottom) and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the vanilla sugar, flour and baking powder and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk (Kitchenaid, Kenwood Chef etc – or a hand mixer works just fine too), cream the melted butter and sugar with until light and fluffy and the sugar has dissolved. It will take about 5 minutes – then add the eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after incorporating each egg. If you’re using liquid vanilla extract, add it after all the eggs are incorporated.

Once the wet mixture is fully mixed, all half the flour mixture and all of the milk, then mix thoroughly again and add the remaining flour. Combine until no streaks of powder remain.

Spread batter in the cake pan, core and cut the apples into 1/16th slices (cut into quarters and then quarters again). Arrange the slices decoratively on top of the cake; then sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and demerara sugar.

Bake for about 35 minutes or until golden brown and cake is thoroughly cooked by testing with a toothpick.

Serve warm or at room temperature (it’s fantastic with whipped cream or ice cream)

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