Apple Cake – The Norwegian style

Apples are in season and I just had to make this cake for the Hoedown bake sale at my daughters school. Apples are a common fruit in Norwegian gardens, and some gardens are so filled with them that the owners are unable to use them all. My former neighbour and name sister (and the mother of my daughters best friends) has a couple of trees full of apples. Last year I got a lot from her, but now living in California, I have to buy all my apples for the cake.

The recipe is my mom’s that I’ve used for almost 20 years. I wrote the recipe down on page 7 in my cookbook that I started way back in 1996! This is a classic, it’s simle, and it is really good! I kept the measurements in grams, because they are 1:1:1 for the flour, sugar, and butter and therefore easy to remember.
BTW: The apples above are from last years harvest in Marianne`s garden back in Norway.


  • 150 g all purpose flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 150 g cold butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 apples (most preferably sour ones – like Granny Smith)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • whipped cream or vanilla ice cream


Mix the dry ingredients. Cut the butter into dices and mix in a blender. Then add the eggs and stir together. Place the dough in a 9″ baking pan.

Skin and slice apples into thin slices and divide them neatly on the dough. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

Bake at 355°F for 40-50 minutes, or until the cake is golden.

To be served lukewarm with whipped cream or ice cream.




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