norwegian apple cake

Friends of ours moved into a new house this year. One of the biggest surprises was the absolute glut of apples provided by the ancient tree in their garden. We came home with a baleful after visiting so I dusted down this recipe, a favourite of Mrs Spud’s that her mum makes.

Adapted from a recipe by Jennie Reekie. It’s from a fantastic selection of books by Marks and Spencer (St Michaels if you want to be picky) that I have one of. They’re readily available second hand as they were so ubiquitous in the late 1970s.

Video version of the recipe here:

norwegian apple cake

Gary @ BigSpud
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 10


  • 2 eggs
  • 225 g sugar
  • 100 g butter
  • 150 ml milk
  • 175 g flour
  • 15 ml baking powder
  • 5-6 apples about 750g


  • Preheat the oven to 180C, and line a 15cm baking dish or tin. Mix the eggs and sugar together until light and leave a trail when dripped from a whisk.
  • Meanwhile simmer the milk and butter together, then whisk into the egg mixture. Fold in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Tip into the baking dish.
  • Peel, core and slice the apples. Layer on top of the cake batter and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave to cool before serving.

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