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.
- 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)
First you want to cut up the apples
Cut them into bite-sized cubes and put these aside for later.
Next we add the eggs to a mixing bowl
Add icing sugar
Mix this until whole mixture has turned white
Add the flour, baking powder and a touch of the cinnamon to a sifter. Sift into a medium sized bowl
This should make sure the ingredients are well mixed
Add the flour to the large mixing bowl
By hand, fold in the flour
Melt the 150g of butter in 240 ml of hot water
While mixing, add the melted butter.
Grease a cast iron frying pan (or something similar).
Pour the batter into the pan
Should fill it about half way
Drop the apples on top.
You want it nice and full!
Brush the top with some melted butter
Sprinkle on the cinnamon
and the granulated golden sugar!
Ready to bake!
Bake in 350F oven for 40-50 minutes, until a knife stuck into the centre pulls out clean
Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes
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!
Cut the cake into wedges
Place onto plates
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!
Drizzle the vanilla sauce on top. Serve with a nice hot cup of coffee.
So there you have it, Swedish Apple Cake or Äppelkaka