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Norwegian Apple Cake

This is the apple tree that grows in the corner of My Mum’s garden. As you can therefore imagine, she gets a lot of free apples coming her way that need using up. Apple Crumble and Apple Pie are the obvious choices and as delicious as those are, what really stood out for me was the Norwegian Apple Cake she made.

The recipe comes from Cakes, Pastries and Bread by Jennie Reekie. The book was first published before I was even born and is packed full of amazing recipes, and a few that have been scribbled onto the blank pages by various family members. Mum’s copy is as used and beaten as they come and that is nothing but a testament to its greatness. I am yet to come across a cake I didn’t like from this book. And the Norwegian Apple Cake certainly turned out to be no exception.

Recipe

2 eggs
225g caster sugar
100g unsalted butter
150ml full fat milk
175g plain flour
3 tsps baking powder
3 Bramley cooking apples

  • Grease and flour a 20 x 30cm tin and preheat the oven to 200°C
  • Whisk the eggs and 200g of the sugar until the mixture is thick and creamy and the whisk leaves a trail when it is lifted out.
  • Put the butter and milk into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and stir, still boiling, into the eggs and sugar.
  • Sieve in the flour and baking powder and fold carefully into the batter so that there are no lumps of flour.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
  • Peel, core and slice the apples then arrange them over the batter.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining sugar and bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Leave to cool in the tin then cut into slices.
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3 comments on “Norwegian Apple Cake

  1. karen8095
    September 1, 2011

    Sounds delicious and my husband has just been given a bag of home grown apples so I think I’ll be busy tomorrow, thank you 🙂

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