Do you still believe in ” An apple a day keeps the doctor away “? our main ingredient that will give fantastic flavour to our recipe is none other than the amazing apple fruit 🙂 I was hesitant to give this a go, but with all my newly acquired baking skills, a little bit of sweating and whipping here and there I successfully whipped up such a lovely cake that has become one of the main favourites of my super patient tasters. Recipe by Camilla Plum of The Scandinavian Kitchen .
800g Eating apples
250 g Butter, at room temperature plus a small knob for greasing
175g Plain flour
32g Rice flour
3 Large eggs
1 tsp. Cinnamon ground
1 tsp. Baking powder
Sparkly top finished:
40g Granulated sugar
1/4 Star anise, ground
1/4 tsp Cardamom ground
It’s very important to heat the oven first to 180-190 degrees.
Time to peel the apples (I prefer peeled), remove the core and slice thinly. Using a knob of butter, grease 1 deep (about 20cm), loose-bottomed cake tin.
Beat the sugar and butter together, until the sugar has dissolved. This will need an extra effort for a hand held whisk user.
Get dry ingredients ready plus the eggs.
Mix in the eggs one by one, make sure each one is well incorporated into the batter before adding the next egg. Sift dry ingredients in and mix well. Transfer the mixture in to greased tin.
Squeeze in the apples, the batter should be bursting with it.
Mix all together granulated sugar, star anise & cinnamon ground. Sprinkle over the cake. Bake for 1 hour and a little bit more or until golden, test cake using a skewer, if it comes out clean the cake is ready.
And there you have it, a lovely Scandinavian apple cake.