May's Applecake (aka Majs Appelkaka)

May's Applecake (aka Majs Appelkaka)


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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.

kiki1978 Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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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Reviews (5)


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

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