Danish Apple Cake | Æblekage

Makes One 6″ Cake
Æblekage can be made any number of ways, but this recipe is super special because Anne A., one of our Danish readers, found it in her mother’s recipe box.  We did a little tweaking and, voila… Global Table’s Aeblekage, a little like Anne’s mamma used to make.
The texture is on the muffin-side of things; you’ll love it with coffee or tea.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups flour
1 small apple, halved and sliced thinly
1 small apple, diced
Topping:
1/8-1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8-1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Dots of butter
Use a 6″ cake pan
Method:
Put a load of laundry in the washer (optional).
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Meanwhile, cream butter with brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Add in the eggs, one a time.
Next up, vanilla extract – the best perfume in the world (just dabble a little on your wrists).
Next, drop in the dry ingredients, starting with flour…
… cinnamon…
… and baking powder.  See all the scratches on this measuring spoon? Yeah, that’s from the garbage disposal. Whoops.
Mix until well incorporated … be sure to scrape the sides.
Then, get the apples ready. Slice one up thinly, and dice the other.
Mix the diced apples into the stiff batter (this photo doesn’t show apples because this version didn’t include them in the batter.. but go for it – the cake needs the extra moisture)
Top with the other, thinly sliced apple.
You spin me right ’round baby, right ’round.
In a  small bowl, mix together chopped walnuts and brown sugar. Try not to eat every last drop.
Sprinkle over the top of the cake. I used a little topping – next time I’ll use a lot of topping. If you dare, dot with butter for extra goodness.
Bake for 40-45 minutes (if you added the second apple, try about an hour) or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean and your whole house smells like heaven. Or a bakery. But I’m not sure there’s a difference…
Breakfast like this sure makes it easier to get out of bed!
Danish Apple Cake | Æblekage
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Æblekage can be made any number of ways, but this recipe is super special because Anne A., one of our Danish readers, found it in her mother’s recipe box. We did a little tweaking and, voila… Global Table’s Aeblekage, a little like Anne’s mamma used to make. The texture is on the muffin-side of things; you’ll love it with coffee or tea.
Servings Prep Time
1 6" cake 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 6" cake 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-45 minutes
Danish Apple Cake | Æblekage
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Æblekage can be made any number of ways, but this recipe is super special because Anne A., one of our Danish readers, found it in her mother’s recipe box. We did a little tweaking and, voila… Global Table’s Aeblekage, a little like Anne’s mamma used to make. The texture is on the muffin-side of things; you’ll love it with coffee or tea.
Servings Prep Time
1 6" cake 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 6" cake 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-45 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 small apples , diced
Topping:
  • 1/8-1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8-1/4 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • dots butter
Servings: 6" cake
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Meanwhile, cream butter with brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one a time, along with the vanilla extract.
  2. Add the dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, and baking powder.
  3. Mix until well incorporated … be sure to scrape the sides. Then, get the apples ready. Slice one up thinly, and dice the other.
  4. Mix the diced apples into the stiff batter (this photo doesn’t show apples because this version didn’t include them in the batter.. but go for it – the cake needs the extra moisture)
  5. Top with the other, thinly sliced apple.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together chopped walnuts and brown sugar. Try not to eat every last drop. Sprinkle over the top of the cake. I used a little topping – next time I’ll use a lot of topping. If you dare, dot with butter for extra goodness.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes (if you added the second apple, try about an hour) or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean and your whole house smells like heaven.

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