Apple and almond cake (Appelkaka) Recipe

Apple and almond cake (Appelkaka) Recipe

Appelkaka is a traditional Swedish cake made with apple, almonds, cinnamon and cardamom.

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Les ingrédients

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  • Unsalted butter : 110 g
  • Light soft brown sugar : 150 g
  • Whole egg(s) : 2 whole
  • Plain flour : 210 g
  • Baking powder : 1 Tsp
  • Ground cinnamon : 1 Tsp
  • Ground green cardamon : 2 g
  • Apple(s) : 3 whole
  • Flaked almonds : 50 g
  • Maldon salt : 1 pinch(es)
  • Apricot jam : 30 g
  • Unsalted butter : 20 g



    Preheat the oven to 180°C.

    With the 20g of butter grease and line a 20cm cake tin with a removable base.

    On a clean chopping board peel and dice the apple into 2cm cubes and set aside.

    With an electric hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until pale. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until they are incorporated.

    Fold through the flour, baking powder, salt, cardamom and cinnamon until you have a thick cake batter.

    Stir through the apple and pour the batter into the cake tin.

    Spread the almonds of top of the cake and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Cover with tin foil if the almonds brown too much.

    Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

    As the cake is cooling, heat the jam in a saucepan until runny and brush over the top of the cake.

  • 2. TO SERVE

    Carefully remove the cake from the tin and slice.

Chef's tip

«You can make this cake for one just by using small ramekins.»

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