Swedish Apple Cake (Äppelkaka)

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Here’s a delicious cake that has no milk in it! A sweet, dense cake that is perfect with a cup of coffee. Served often drizzled in vanilla sauce.

If you’ve read this far, you probably want to try this. This recipe comes from Claire’s great aunt! Let’s see how it’s done.

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You’ll need:

  • 250g all-purpose flour*
  • 150g icing sugar*
  • 3 eggs
  • 3-4 medium size apples
  • 150g butter* (+ a few little pieces for brushing on top)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp golden granulated or demarra-style sugar

*(you may notice our Swedish recipes are measured in weight instead of volume often … just how they do it)

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First you want to cut up the apples

Cut them into bite-sized cubes and put these aside for later.

 

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Next we add the eggs to a mixing bowl

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Add icing sugar

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Mix this until whole mixture has turned white

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Like this!

Add the flour, baking powder and a touch of the cinnamon to a sifter. Sift into a medium sized bowl

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This should make sure the ingredients are well mixed

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Add the flour to the large mixing bowl

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By hand, fold in the flour

Melt the 150g of butter in 240 ml of hot water

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While mixing, add the melted butter.

Grease a cast iron frying pan (or something similar).

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Pour the batter into the pan

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Should fill it about half way

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Drop the apples on top.

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You want it nice and full!

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Brush the top with some melted butter

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Sprinkle on the cinnamon

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and the granulated golden sugar!

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Ready to bake!

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Bake in 350F oven for 40-50 minutes, until a knife stuck into the centre pulls out clean

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Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes

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Run a knife around the edge

Flip the cake out onto a plate. Cover with a second plate, flip over. You should now have the cake sitting on a plate! Like a really lame magic trick!

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Cut the cake into wedges

Place onto plates

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Time to add the vanilla sauce (if you want). This obviously can be made from scratch, but it also can easily be bought at your local IKEA … hey, we were there getting a shelf anyway!

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Drizzle the vanilla sauce on top. Serve with a nice hot cup of coffee.

So there you have it, Swedish Apple Cake or Äppelkaka

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Bon Apetit!

 

 

 

 

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