Saturday, May 3, 2014

Norwegian Apple Cake

This Norwegian Apple Cake recipe has been the in family cookbook for many years, but I'd never tried it.  We were down visiting Grandma's (Mom) and she made this delicious, moist, apple goodness cake.  I asked where she got the recipe and low and behold, I have the recipe too!  I guess sometimes we get comfortable with the recipes that we know we like. 
I thought I would share this recipe, for others to enjoy too.  Plus it has real apples in it, so it has to be healthy right?  It makes a wonderful summer treat.  My hubby thinks it makes a great breakfast option, coming from the guy who eats lunch/dinner foods for breakfast. 

Norwegian Apple Cake Recipe

  • 2 cubes butter (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups milk + a little more as needed
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 3 large apples or 4 medium apples
  • cinnamon
  • sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 deg.  Cream butter and sugar really well.  Add eggs, milk baking powder, salt and flour.  The batter will be fairly thick.  Pour and spread into a lightly greased 9×13 inch cake pan.  Peel the apples, cut apples in half (stem thru end), remove the core.  Slice the apples thin, about 1/16″ to 1/8″ thickness.  
Place the apples slices in the batter standing up.  I like to start the apple slices about 1″ apart, then fill in with more apple slices until I’m out.

3 large apples in slices fills the pan. 

Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and sugar, to your taste.

Bake the cake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until the middle doesn’t look doughy.  And enjoy the apple-y goodness.
Yummy delicious apple filled cake.


  1. Oh my!! This look delicious! I am going to have to try it. My older brother spent some time in Norway, so I will share!

  2. Ohhhh this makes me excited for autumn! Can't wait to go apple picking and then trying this recipe out. Thanks for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday this week- hope you'll come again soon!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  3. Replies
    1. Sorry for the confusion. 1 cube = 1/2 cup butter.

  4. My great grandma's recipe is almost like this except it for it calls for some cream in the batter and then a cup of unwhipped whipping cream over the top of the apples. So good.