May's Applecake (aka Majs Appelkaka)

    1 hour

    This traditional style Swedish apple cake has a lovely rich texture and tastes divine, and is very simple to make. Served warm, with a good quality thick cream or vanilla ice cream, this dessert is guaranteed to please.

    Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    8 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 200g butter
    • 1 3/4 cups (220g) plain flour
    • 3/4 cup (160g) sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) buttermilk
    • 2 large green apples
    • sugar for sprinkling
    • powdered cinnamon for sprinkling

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C or 180 degrees C fan forced.
    2. Melt butter. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and buttermilk with melted butter. Pour mixture into a broad pie dish and bake for 8 minutes.
    3. Peel and slice apples. Remove dish from oven and slot apple slices into mixture.
    4. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and bake for a further 35 minutes.

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    I used 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, substituted olive oil for half the butter, used wholemeal flour with a 1/2 cup almond meal and yoghurt instead of buttermilk. Absolutely delicious. Will definitely be making this one regularly!  -  07 Apr 2016


    Absolutely scrumptious. I changed ingredients slightly and used 3 apples as well as a small tub of SPC apple purée and added 1 1/4 cups of chopped walnuts and as a previous reviewer said 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk is perfect.  -  18 Feb 2016


    Altered ingredient amounts. i used 1 tsp of baking powder and i think more milk would have been better as the mixture was more like playdough than batter but in the end it turned out well  -  03 Nov 2009